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Stephen Minas



Stephen Minas

Senior Research Fellow, Transnational Law Institute, The Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London

Honorary Fellow, School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne

Stephen Minas is a doctoral candidate and visiting lecturer in the Dickson Poon School of Law, a member of the IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law and an honorary fellow in the School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne. Stephen previously worked as an advisor to the Premier of the Australian state of Victoria and for members of the Australian Parliament. Stephen is admitted to practice as an Australian lawyer and holds Honours degrees in Law and History from the University of Melbourne, an MSc in International Relations from the LSE and a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice.

Stephen's doctoral project investigates the role of transnational, institutional networks in the governance of climate change technology and in particular the interface between public international law and public, private and hybrid networks of non-state actors. More broadly, Stephen works on a set of interrelated issues concerning the United Nations, climate change, technology and finance, oceans law and human security. Recent or current projects include the climate change laws of Commonwealth countries, EU climate and energy diplomacy, and emergency management and disaster risk reduction.

‘'Kill Fewer, Kill Carefully': An Analysis of the 2006 to 2007 Death Penalty Reforms in China’ (2009) 27 UCLA Pacific Basin Law Journal 36, 

‘China's Climate Change Dilemma: Policy and Management for Conditions of Complexity’ (2012) 14(2) Emergence: Complexity & Organization 40, 

‘Climate change cooperation within the Global South: Finance, policy and institutions’, Foreign Policy Centre, April 2014

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