Dr Bjorn Oliver Magsig


Name: Dr Bjorn Oliver Magsig

Contact: bjornoliver.magsig@ucc.ie   

Role: Lecturer

Academic Unit: School of Law

Dr Bjorn-Oliver Magsig is a Lecturer in Law at UCC where he focuses on international environmental law, law of the sea and the links between natural resources, international security and state responsibility. Bjorn-Oliver is the Programme Director of the LLM in Marine and Maritime Law, serves on the Managing Board of the European Environmental Law Forum (EELF) and is a member of the IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law.

Thematic Expertise

Public International Law; International Environmental Law; Law of the Sea; Natural Resources; International Security; State Responsibility

Geographical Expertise

Middle East; South-East Asia; China

Relevant Projects

Navigate Project on Ocean Law and Marine Governance [jointly with MaREI]

Water Diplomacy: Making Water Cooperation Work http://www.thehagueinstituteforglobaljustice.org/projects/water-diplomacy-making-water-cooperation-work/    

UN Watercourses Convention Global Initiative http://www.unwatercoursesconvention.org/


International Water Law and the Quest for Common Security (Routledge, 2015)

The Multi-Track Water Diplomacy Framework: A Legal and Political Economy Analysis for Advancing Cooperation over Shared Waters (The Hague Institute for Global Justice, 2016) Jointly with P Huntjens, Y Yasuda, A Swain, R de Man and S Islam

'Prevention and Mitigation of Harmful Conditions and Emergency Situations (Articles 27-28)' in L Boisson de Chazournes and others (eds) The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Non Navigational Uses of International Watercourses : A Commentary (Oxford University Press, forthcoming).  Jointly with R Moynihan

'The Indus Waters Treaty: Modernizing the Normative Pillars to Build a More Resilient Future' in Z Adeel and RG Wirsing (eds) Imagining Industan: Overcoming Water Insecurity in the Indus Basin (Springer, 2017) pp. 69-89

'Water Security as an Evolving Paradigm’ ‘Local, National, Regional and Global Considerations' in A Rieu-Clarke, A Allan and S Hendry (eds) Handbook on Water Law and Policy (Routledge, 2017) pp. 382-94

Centre for Global Development