Churchill, Robin


  • Emeritus Professor, Law
  • 515 Citations
  • 10 h-Index
1987 …2019

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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

Award Date: 1 Jan 1984

Master of Laws, University of London

Award Date: 1 Jan 1969

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Research Output

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

  • 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
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    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
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    Open Access
  • 3 Citations (Scopus)
    41 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
  • 74 Downloads (Pure)


    • 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