Churchill, Robin


  • Emeritus Professor, Law
  • 503 Citations
  • 10 h-Index
1987 …2019
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Personal profile


Robin Churchill has been Professor of International Law at Dundee since October 2006. Before that, he was at Cardiff University for many years, successively as lecturer, senior lecturer, reader and professor of law. He has also been a lecturer at the University of Tromso (Norway), a research officer at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, and a visiting fellow at the European University Institute in Florence and at the Centre for Maritime Policy, University of Wollongong (Australia).

Professor Churchill has acted an adviser/consultant to various non-governmental organizations (particularly environmental and fisheries organizations), a number of foreign governments, the European Commission and the European Parliament. He is a member of the editorial boards of the British Year Book of International Law, the International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law and Law, Science and Policy. He is also a member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration's Panel of Arbitrators for Arbitration of Disputes relating to Natural Resources and the Environment.

Professor Churchill has given numerous guest lectures and conference papers, both in the United Kingdom and in nearly 20 other countries.


Undergraduate:- EU Law - Current Issues

LL.M. International Dispute Resolution, International Law of Marine Resources.

Professor Churchill is partially retired and therefore no longer offers postgraduate supervision.


Professor Churchill's main research interests lie in the fields of the International Law of the Sea, International Environmental Law, EU fisheries law and human rights, on the first three of which he has published widely.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Wales

Master of Laws, University of London

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Research Output 1987 2019

Dispute Settlement in the Law of the Sea: Survey for 2018

Churchill, R., Nov 2019, In : International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law. 34, 4, p. 539-570 32 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

maritime boundary
Law of the Sea
fishery management
International Court of Justice
62 Downloads (Pure)

International Trade Law Aspects of Measures to combat IUU and Unsustainable Fishing

Churchill, R., 2019, Strengthening International Fisheries Law in an Era of Changing Oceans. Caddell, R. & Molenaar, E. J. (eds.). Hart Publishing, p. 319-350 32 p.

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

Open Access
4 Downloads (Pure)

Dispute Settlement in the Law of the Sea: Survey for 2017

Churchill, R., Nov 2018, In : International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law. 33, 4, p. 653-682 30 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Law of the Sea
maritime boundary
UN Convention
2 Citations (Scopus)
Law of the Sea
European Union
37 Downloads (Pure)

They’re Scotland’s Fish! Implications of Brexit for Scots Fisheries Law

Churchill, R., Jan 2018, In : Edinburgh Law Review. 22, 1, p. 110-114 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Activities 2012 2012

  • 1 Participation in conference
  • 1 Participation in workshop, seminar, course

The Law and Practice of Piracy at Sea: European and International Perspectives

Robin Churchill (Participant)
12 Jul 2012

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


An Appraisal of Third-Party Mechanisms in Settling International Environmental Disputes

Author: Wongwuthikun, K., 2016

Supervisor: Churchill, R. (Supervisor) & Kirk, E. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy


Human Rights in Turkey Through the Prism of Horizontal Effect: Analysis, Comparisons, Recommendations

Author: Yilmaz, M. C., 2016

Supervisor: Ford, P. (Supervisor) & Churchill, R. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

Under what circumstances can a democratic country take steps to legally dissolve a political party?

Author: Maloney, A., 2013

Supervisor: McLean, J. (Supervisor) & Churchill, R. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy