Professor of Public International Law the Department of Law, School of Law, Queen Mary, University of London with general responsibility for the teaching of public international law in the College at graduate and undergraduate level (at the undergraduate and post-graduate level international environmental law and post-graduate level the law of treaties). (from 1995)
Main teaching interests are: the law of treaties; international environmental law
The Nippon Foundation Part- time Visiting Professor of Marine Environmental Law at the International Maritime Institute in Malta, 2014-present
Main areas of research interest: the law of treaties; international environmental law (protection of marine environment and biodiversity, whales; the environmental protection of the Baltic Sea); indigenous people’s rights.
Other Current Positions
Editor-in-Chief of a book series ‘Queen Mary Studies in International Law’ published by Martinus Nijhoff Publisher (Brill).
Editor –in –Chief of International Community Law Review
Member of the of the Commission on Environmental Law of the International Union for Conservation of Nature
Member of the International Law Association Working Group on Treaty Interpretation
External Examiner for International Law Subjects undergraduate and LLM: University College London (2012-2015); London School of Economics (2015-present)
1981-1982 Researcher at TMC Asser Institute in the Hague , the Netherlands
1982-1986 Legal Assistant Iran –United States Claims Tribunal
From 1989 to 1995, Senior Lecturer, and from 1994 Reader, in International Law in the Faculty of Law of the University of Amsterdam with responsibility for the advanced course in general international law, international environmental law and law of the sea.
From 1992 to 1995, part time lecturer at King’s College, London taking the LLM Course in the law of treaties (1992/1993 and 1993/1994) and international environmental law (1993/1994 and 1994/1995).
Conference Grant of the Modern Law Review
Commission of the European Union Grant on ecological crimes (a multi-stakeholders grant)