PhD Confirmation Seminar by Philip Hainbach
Level 9, Room 920
185 Pelham Street
T: 9035 4078
Under the supervision of Professor Jürgen Kurtz and Associate Professor Margaret Young, Philip will present his thesis titled Renewable Energies in International Trade and Investment Law.
The thesis will critically analyse the coverage and treatment of domestic renewable energy policies in international economic law. It will focus on the interplay between the policy instruments that states use to foster a transition toward renewable energies and the conflicting constraints imposed by the legal regimes of international trade and investment law. A central goal of this analysis is to explore how the constraints applying to national energy transition policies have evolved over time (i.e. through hermeneutic shifts in interpretation by adjudicatory bodies and\or re-calibrated treaty-making by states) and whether this evolution leaves now sufficient policy space to reconcile states climate change mitigation objectives with contemporary international economic law.
Mr Philip Hainbach, Melbourne Law School