Environmental law

Environmental law

The principal research interests of Dr Haydn Davies, Director of Research, School of Law, are in models of enforcement of environmental law; the use and abuse of the takings clause of the 5th Amendment and Art. 1 of the 1st Protocol of the ECHR in environmental protection cases; rights theory and the environment.

He has also collaborated with Dr Anne Richardson-Oakes of the Centre for American Legal Studies on studies of judicial bias in the USA and Europe.

The School’s engagement with environmental law extends to:

  • Environmental and climate justice (also by means of comparative studies between Europe and the USA)
    Research into domestic and European environmental law covers the regulation of industrial pollution, environmental governance and the development of legal duties for the protection of the interests of future generations.
    Supervisor: Dr Haydn Davies. Acting Director of Research.
  • The psychology of regulatory decision making and the role of economic bias
  • Policy and law as means of protecting the interests of future generations