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Bjorn-Oliver Magsig


Dr Bjørn-Oliver Magsig is a Lecturer in Law at University College Cork (Ireland) where he focuses on international environmental law, law of the sea and the links between natural resources, international security and equity. One of his main research interests revolves around the question of whether the law of state responsibility provides a useful paradigm for addressing global environmental challenges – like climate change, or the protection of biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction. He teaches Public International Law, Contemporary Issues in International Law, International Environmental Law and Law of the Sea and is the Programme Director of the LLM in Marine and Maritime Law. Bjørn-Oliver has lead various interdisciplinary projects revolving around the socio-legal challenges of managing transboundary natural resources, serves on the Managing Board of the European Environmental Law Forum (EELF) and is a member of the IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law.

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