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Dr Leslie-Anne Duvic-Paoli is a Senior Lecturer at The Dickson Poon School of Law. Before joining King’s College London in August 2017, she was Philomathia Post-doctoral Research Associate in the Department of Land Economy at the University of Cambridge. Leslie-Anne is a public international lawyer, with expertise in international environmental law and climate and energy law. She is particularly interested in understanding the nature and content of its principles: her monograph, entitled 'The Prevention Principle in International Environmental Law', was published by Cambridge University Press in 2018. Leslie-Anne’s research also looks at the energy transition to a low-carbon economy from an international and comparative law perspective. Leslie-Anne is a Fellow of the Cambridge Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance (C-EENRG), and Assistant Editor for the Transnational Environmental Law Journal (CUP). She is the Project Leader of the Platform on International Energy Governance, a network of excellence that fosters the conduct of research in unexplored areas of international energy governance. Leslie-Anne holds Master’s degrees in international relations / political science from Sciences Po Paris and in public law from the University of Panthéon-Sorbonne, and a PhD in international law from the Graduate Institute in Geneva.

Research Interests

Public International Law; Environmental Law (international, transnational and comparative); Climate and Energy law.

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Public international law (LLB); Environmental law (LLB); Global law of climate change (LLM); Environmental law: current challenges (LLM)


Selected Publications

  • Duvic-Paoli, L-A, The Prevention Principle in International Environmental Law (Cambridge University Press, 2018);
  • Duvic-Paoli, L-A, ‘Environmental Law and Public International Law’ in E Lees and J Vinuales (eds), The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Environmental Law (Oxford University Press 2019);  
  • Duvic-Paoli, L-A, ‘Public Participation in the Context of Energy Activities: The Role of the Aarhus Convention Compliance Committee’ in J Chaplin al (eds), In Search of ‘Good’ Energy Policy (Cambridge University Press 2019);
  • Duvic-Paoli, L-A, ‘The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services or the Framing of Scientific Knowledge within the Law of Sustainable Development’ (2017) International Community Law Review. 19, 2-3, p. 231–269;
  • Duvic-Paoli, L-A, ‘The Status of the Right to Public Participation in International Environmental Law: An Analysis of the Jurisprudence’ (2012) Yearbook of International Environmental Law. 23, 1, p. 80-105