Margaret Young

About/Bio

Dr Margaret A Young is Associate Professor of Law at the University of Melbourne, Australia. She was Director of Studies at The Hague Academy of International Law in 2016 and has worked at the World Trade Organization (Appellate Body Secretariat), the United Nations International Law Commission and as Associate to the Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Australia. She is the author of the prize-winning Trading Fish, Saving Fish: The Interaction between Regimes in International Law (CUP, 2011) and Regime Interaction in International Law: Facing Fragmentation (CUP, 2012). Her latest book is The Impact of Climate Change Mitigation on Indigenous and Forest Communities (CUP, 2017). In 2017, she was one of the international legal experts who met in Paris to finalize a draft preliminary text for the ‘Global Pact for the Environment’.

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Global Pact for the Environment: Defragging international law?

A ‘defrag’ computer program that consolidates fragmented files on a hard drive holds metaphorical attraction for international lawyers. Our encounters with international law often seem to be specific to particular legal regimes, which have a functional orientation and professional sensibility that, in the words of the International Law Commission, may be self-contained. International environmental law and human…

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