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Dr John Pearson

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John Pearson

Research overview

Public International Law, International and Domestic Environmental Law, Human Rights Law

Thesis Title

Indians, Ungulates, and Unconventional Oil: The protection of culturally significant environmental features through multi-jurisdictional human rights law.

Thesis Outline

The thesis considers the expansive interpretation of established human rights law from the provincial, domestic, regional and international legal spheres to protect environmental features crucial to the continued existence of indigenous cultures. This is achieved through the use of the issues surrounding the extraction of the 'tar sands' of Alberta, Canada and the indigenous populace of the province.

Current Teaching

Part Time Lecturer - Bangor University - 2013 - Present (International Law of Human Rights): Responsible for the delivery of tutorials under the supervision of Professor Suzannah Linton, Chair of International Law and Director of the Bangor Centre for International Law.

Tutor - Lancaster University 2011- Present (English Legal Systems and Methods, Public Law, European Union Law, Tort Law and International Law)

Career Details

Tutor - Bangor University 2009 - 2012 (Public International Law and Human Rights, Legal Reseach Skills and Methods)

Supervised By

Dr J. Summers

Prof. S. Skogly

Additional Information

Member of the International Law Association (British Branch)

Member of the Steering Group for the Environmental Justice and Global Citizenship stream of the Interdisciplinary.Net Ethos, Critical Issues Hub.

Member of Lancaster University Centre for International Law and Human Rights

Associate/Member of the Bangor University Centre for International Law


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