Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Günther Handl

Professor - Law

Contact Info

Department Affiliation

  • Dr.Jur., University of Graz, 1969
  • L.I.B., Cambridge University, 1973
  • J.S.D., Yale University, 1978
Academic Experience
  • Eberhard P. Deutsch Professor of Public International Law, Tulane University, 1996-
  • Professor/ Associate Professor, Wayne State University, 1982-1995
  • Associate Professor, University of Tulsa, 1977-1980
  • Visiting Professor, Duke University, 1991
  • Visiting Professor, Cornell University, 1978-1979
Related Experience
  • Consultant, United Nations Environment Programme, 2007-2010
  • Advisor, Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Law of the Sea and International Environmental Law, 2005-2006
    Consultant, World Bank, 2001-2002
  • Consultant, International Labor Organization, Regulatory Frameworks and Their Economic and Social Impact Transition Team, 1999-
  • Special Advisor, Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 1998
  • Consultant, United Nations Institute of Training and Research, The Application of Environmental Law, 1996-1998
  • Consultant, Asian Development Bank, Environment Division, 1994-1998
  • Consultant, United Nations Environment Programme, 1989-1992
  • Prix Elizabeth Haub, 1998
  • Ford Foundation Grant, 1993
  • Fellow, Hague Academy of International Law, 1982
  • Francis Deak Prize, American Society of International Law, 1976
  • Fellow, Societa Dante Alighieri, 1967
  • German
  • Italian
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Dutch
Overseas Experience
  • Germany
Selected Publications
  • Forthcoming. “The Human Right to a Clean Environment Rights of Nature: Between Advocacy and Reality.” The Cambridge Handbook on New Human Rights. Recognition, Novelty, Rhetoric. Cambridge University Press.
  • 2019. Managing the Risk of Offshore Oil and Gas Accidents: The International Legal Dimension, co-editor with K. Svendsen. Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • 2016. “Nuclear Off-Site Emergency Preparedness and Response: Some International Legal Aspects,” Nuclear Non-proliferation in International Law, Volume III: Legal Aspects of the Use of Nuclear Enger for Peaceful Purposes. T.M.C. Asser Press.
  • 2015. “Preventing Transboundary Nuclear Pollution: A post- Fukushima Legal Perspective.” Transboundary Pollution: Evolving Issues of International Law and Policy. Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • 2014. “Flag State Responsibility for Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing in Foreign EEZs.” Environmental Policy & Law.
  • 2012. Beyond Territoriality: Transnational Legal Authority in an Age of Globalization. Co-edited with J. Zekoll & P. Zumbansen. Boston: Brill Publisher.
  • 2001. Multilateral Development Banking: Environmental Principles and Concepts Reflecting General International Law and Public Policy. Kluwar International.
  • 1999. “The Pinochet Case, Foreign State Immunity and the Changing Constitution of the Intl. Community.” In Developing and Development of International and European Law, Essays in Honour of Professor Konrad Ginther. R. Kicker, editor. New York: Peter Lang Publishers.
  • 1998. “The Legal Mandate of Multilateral Development Banks as Agents for Change toward Sustainable Development.” American Journal of International Law 92 (642).
  • 1992. Grenzuberschreitendes Nukleares Risiko und Volkerrechtlicher Schutzanspruch. Berlin: Duncker & Humblot.
  • 1989. Transferring Hazardous Technology or Substances: The International Legal Challenge. Editor, with Robert Lutz. Dordrecht: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers.

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