Dr Veerle Heyvaert

Dr Veerle Heyvaert

Associate Professor (Reader) of Law

Department of Law

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About me

Veerle Heyvaert is an Associate Professor (Reader). She teaches environmental law and European law. She has an LL.M. from Harvard Law School and a PhD from the European University Institute in Florence (It). In 1998-1999, she was the inaugural Sir Peter North Fellow at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies and Keble College, Oxford. She has published extensively on issues of transnational environmental law and risk regulation, including recent articles on the emergence of hybrid norms in the European Journal of International Law (2009) and the globalisation of chemicals regulation in the Journal of Law and Society (2009).

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External activities

Veerle Heyvaert is a Founding Editor-in-Chief of Transnational Environmental Law, a peer-reviewed journal published by CUP.

Research interests

Current research interest cover international environmental law and questions of compliance with international commitments, new developments in European environmental law, and in particular the reform of the EU regulatory framework for chemicals control.



European Environmental Law  (Cambridge University Press: 2017) (with Suzanne Kingston and Aleksandra Čavoški)  [FORTHCOMING] 

EU Environmental Law is a critical, comprehensive and engaging account of the essential and emerging issues in European environmental law and regulation today. Suitable for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students, the book delivers a thematic and contextual treatment of the subject for those taking courses in environmental law, environmental studies, regulation and public policy, and government and international relations. Placing the key issues in context, EU Environmental Law takes an interdisciplinary and thematic approach to help students to better understand the implementation and enforcement of environmental law and policy across Europe. It offers an accessible overview, and links theory with practical applications that will allow students to contextualise the outcomes of legal rules and their impact on public and private behaviours. It provides a definitive account of the subject, examining traditional topics such as nature conservation law, waste law and water law, alongside increasingly important fields such as the law of climate change, environmental human rights law, and regulation of GMOs and nanotechnology.

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