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Minnerop, Petra

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Biography

After studying at the Universities of Göttingen and Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Dr Petra Minnerop graduated with the second State Exam in 2005. While studying for her PhD in Public International Law she worked as a lecturer at the University of Göttingen and then as a research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg. The book on ‘Pariah States in International Law?’ under the supervision of Professor Georg Nolte received the prize for the best PhD thesis from the University of Göttingen. Dr Minnerop has held academic positions at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law and the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law in Heidelberg and at the Universities of Göttingen and Munich. She has taught the Law of the European Union at Swansea University’s College of Law and Criminology and taught Contract Law, European Union law and Public International Law as a Lecturer at Birmingham City University. She has worked in the German Foreign Office, Berlin and for the Permanent Representative of Germany to the United Nations, New York. Petra was called to the German Bar in 2014.

Dr Minnerop is a Visiting Lecturer at the China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL), Beijing.

She is a member of the IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law, the American Society of International Law, the European Society of International Law, the Society of Legal Scholars and the German Women Lawyers Association. She has given advice on international environmental liability to the German Federal Environment Agency and on Union Citizenship and Brexit in the European Parliament. Dr Minnerop regularly works as expert reviewer for the IPCC.

Dr Minnerop is the Programme Director of the LLM Programme.

Teaching

Dr Minnerop has taught the Law of the European Union, German Public Law, German Constitutional Law, Public International Law, Contract Law, English Law of Equity and Trusts and English Property Law in the past.

From September 2019, she will teach Public International Law (semester 1, level 5) and Legal Research Skills and the LLM Dissertation module (semester 1 and 2, level 5), the Law of the European Union (semester 1, level 2&3), UN Human Rights Law, and in semester 2 International Climate Change Law (level 5) and Global Human Rights Law (level 5). 

Research interests

Her two main areas of interest are Public International Law and European Union Law, with the main research focus on International Environmental Law. She has published on liability in International Environmental Law and on climate protection agreements. Petra has co-edited a special edited Volume on 'International Law of Development'  with Professor Dr Dr R. Wolfrum and Dr F. Lachenmann, published in 2019, with Oxford University Press. Her current interdisciplinary research project focuses on Climate Change Law and Attribution Science. She is also working on issues of Union Citizenship and mitigating Brexit through Public International Law.

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Research Output 2001 2020

The Legal Effect of the ‘Paris Rulebook’ under the Doctrine of Treaty Interpretation

Minnerop, P., 2020, Global Energy in Transition: Towards rules-based multilateral governance of generation, markets and investment. Cameron, P., Mu, Y. & Roeben, V. (eds.). 32 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

treaty
doctrine
interpretation
Vienna
international law

Climate Protection Agreements

Minnerop, P., 18 Apr 2019, International Development Law: The Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law. Minnerop, P., Wolfrum, R. & Lachenmann, F. (eds.). United Kingdom: Oxford University Press, p. 205-2014 10 p. (Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

International Development Law

Minnerop, P. (ed.), Wolfrum, R. (ed.) & Lachenmann, F. (ed.), Apr 2019, 1 ed. Oxford University Press. 992 p. (Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law)

Research output: Book/ReportAnthology

international law
public law
Law
bibliography
student

Solidarity Rights (Development, Peace, Environment, and Humanitarian Assistance)

Minnerop, P., Roht-Arriaza, N. & Aminzadeh, S. C., 18 Apr 2019, International Development Law: The Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law. Minnerop, P., Wolfrum, R. & Lachenmann, F. (eds.). United Kingdom: Oxford University Press, p. 825-836 12 p. (Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

Prizes

Prize for the best PhD thesis in Law, University of Göttingen, Germany

Petra Minnerop (Recipient), 11 Jun 2003

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

international law
Law

Activities 2018 2019

Annual Conference of the Society of Legal Scholars 2019

Petra Minnerop (Speaker)
3 Sep 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

Elements of a 'European', 'International', 'Global' Consensus after Paris?

Petra Minnerop (Organiser)
27 Sep 201928 Sep 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

File

Dundee Climate Conference

Petra Minnerop (Organiser)
27 Sep 201928 Sep 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

File

Taking the Paris Agreement forward: risks, benefits and potential of continued CMA decision-making

Petra Minnerop (Speaker)
11 Jun 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Climate Change and the Law

Petra Minnerop (Speaker)
16 Oct 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Press / Media

Dundee Climate Conference

Petra Minnerop

27/08/19

1 item of Media coverage, 1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Research