Ruth Mackenzie

Senior Lecturer

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Ruth Mackenzie is Senior Lecturer in International Law, with expertise in international environmental and natural resources law and in the law and policy of international courts and tribunals. She teaches Public International Law, and LLM modules on Peaceful Settlement of International Disputes, International Law of the Sea and International Energy and Climate Change Law.

Ruth has held research grants from the European Commission's Seventh Framework programme ( Impact of International Courts on Domestic Criminal Procedures in Mass Atrocity Cases – DOMAC) and the Department for International Development (Globalisation and the International Governance on Modern Biotechnology). She has acted as a consultant to the United Nations Environment Programme and the United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies on issues related to biodiversity and biotechnology, and is a member of the IUCN Commission on Environmental Law. Ruth also acts as co-editor of the Oxford University Press monograph series on International Courts and Tribunals. Prior to joining Westminster Law School, Ruth was Principal Research Fellow and Deputy Director at the Centre for International Courts and Tribunals at University College London, and Director of the Biodiversity and Marine Resources programme at the Foundation for International Environmental Law and Development.

Doctoral research project

Researcher: Mrs Anne-claire Bernard-tomasi(Director of studies)
Project type: M.Phil.
Project stage: Enrolled
Period: 2015 - 2020

Turning the Focus inwards: The Decision-Making Process in the Security Council and the International Rule of Law

Researcher: Mr Sherif Elgebeily(Second (ii))
Project type: Ph.D.
Project stage: Graduated
Period: 2010 - 2015

2014

The selection of international judges (2014)
Mackenzie, R.
The selection of international judges in: Romano, C., Alter, K. and Shany, Y. (ed.) The Oxford Handbook on International Adjudication Oxford Oxford University Press pp. 737-756

2012

International courts and tribunals: chambers (2012)
MacKenzie R
International courts and tribunals: chambers in: Wolfrum R (ed.) Max Planck encyclopedia of public international law Oxford University Press
Biological diversity (2012)
MacKenzie R
Biological diversity in: Sands P, Peel J, MacKenzie R and Fabra A (ed.) Principles of international environmental law (3rd edition) Cambridge University Press pp. 449-513

2011

The role of dispute settlement in the climate change regime (2011)
MacKenzie R
The role of dispute settlement in the climate change regime in: Brunnee J, Doelle M and Rajamani L (ed.) Promoting Compliance in an Evolving Climate Regime Cambridge University Press pp. 395-417

2010

Monitoring and assessment of biodiversity under the Convention on Biological Diversity and other international agreements (2010)
MacKenzie R
Monitoring and assessment of biodiversity under the Convention on Biological Diversity and other international agreements in: Lawrence A (ed.) Taking stock of nature: participatory biodiversity assessment for policy, planning and practice Oxford Oxford University Press pp. 30-48

2010

Manual on international courts and tribunals. 2nd edition (2010)
MacKenzie R, Romano C, Shany Y and Sands P
Manual on international courts and tribunals. 2nd edition Oxford Oxford University Press
Selecting international judges: principle, process, and politics (2010)
MacKenzie R, Malleson K, Martin P and Sands P
Selecting international judges: principle, process, and politics Oxford Oxford University Press

2009

Capacity development in international criminal justice: a mapping exercise of existing practice (2009)
Chehtman A and MacKenzie R
Capacity development in international criminal justice: a mapping exercise of existing practice DOMAC

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