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Professor Jorge E. Viñuales

Professor  Jorge E. Viñuales

Harold Samuel Professor of Law and Environmental Policy

Director, Cambridge Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance (C-EENRG)

Director of the MPhil in Environmental Policy

Office Phone: 01223637125


Jorge E. Viñuales is the Harold Samuel Professor of Law and Environmental Policy at the University of Cambridge and the Director of the Cambridge Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance (C-EENRG). He has published widely in his specialty areas, most recently his books International Environmental Law (Cambridge University Press, 2015)(with P.-M. Dupuy), The Rio Declaration on Environment and Development: A Commentary (Oxford Commentaries on International Law, 2015), The Foundations of International Investment Law (Oxford University Press, 2014) (co-edited with J. Pauwelyn and Z. Douglas), Foreign Investment and the Environment in International Law (Cambridge University Press, 2012), Harnessing Foreign Investment to Promote Environmental Protection: Incentives and Safeguards (Cambridge University Press, 2013, co-edited with P.-M. Dupuy), and Diplomatic and Judicial Means of Dispute Settlement (Martinus Nijhoff, 2012, co-edited with L. Boisson de Chazournes and M. G. Kohen). Professor Viñuales has wide experience as a practitioner. He regularly advises companies, governments, international organisations or major NGOs on different matters of environmental law, investment law, human rights and public international law at large. Professor Viñuales was educated in France (Doctorat - Sciences Po, Paris), the United States (LL.M. - Harvard Law School), Switzerland (Licence and Diplôme d’études approfondies in international relations - HEI; liz jur – Universität Freiburg; Licence and Diplôme d’études approfondies in political science – Université de Genève), and Argentina (Abogado – UNICEN). His native language is Spanish and he is fluent in English, French and Italian.

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History of Wealth Project

This project, co-funded by the Philomathia Foundation and the Isaac Newton Trust, investigates the broader significance of wealth an inheritance in 19th and early-20th century Britain.

This programme was launched by POLIS in October 2013, and aims to train future policy-makers to value and promote evidence-based policies that can most benefit society.