Richard Caddell

Uncharted Waters: Strategic Environmental Assessment in the UK Offshore Area

Richard Caddell, Nereus Fellow at Utrecht, has had his chapter “Uncharted Waters: Strategic Environmental Assessment in the UK Offshore Area” published in The Strategic Environmental Assessment Directive.

This chapter is part of the first concerted survey of the EU legislation concerning strategic environmental assessment (SEA). SEA involves a series of environmental review processes to assess the projected impact of major developmental or infrastructure projects and allows decision-makers to consider the implications of pursuing such projects in a more coherent and integrated manner. Nevertheless, the legal requirements of SEA have been to date little explored, especially in a marine context.

(Ab)uses of the Seabed

Nereus Fellow Richard Caddell, Utrecht, will present at a workshop in Oslo on “(Ab)uses of the Seabed” from June 1-2, looking at the precautionary management of seafloor fishing practices.

Managing straddling and highly migratory fish stocks: Nereus holds side event at the UN Fish Stocks Agreement Review

Fish don’t respect borders. With 1982’s United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, coastal nations were given the right to manage fisheries within their Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZ) – the area that extends, generally, up to 200 nautical miles. But of course, fish don’t adhere to imaginary lines in the ocean.

Interactions between global biodiversity conservation treaties

Richard Caddell, Nereus Fellow at Utrecht, has contributed a chapter entitled “‘Only connect’? Regime interaction and global biodiversity conservation” to the Research Handbook on Biodiversity and Law, to be published June 2016. The chapter looks at a number of different treaties that deal with biodiversity — international agreements that address the conservation of particular species and ecosystems.

Richard Caddell presents at the Arctic Circle Conference

Richard Caddell, Senior Nereus Fellow (International Law, Utrecht University), presented a paper at the annual Arctic Circle Conference, convened at the Harpa Centre, Reykjavik, Iceland, on October 17, 2015. The Arctic Circle Conference has rapidly established itself as a major event in Arctic scholarship and diplomacy, featuring a series of presentations by heads of state, senior diplomats and scholars.