Catherine Blanchard LLM
c.blanchard@uu.nl
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Profiel

Catherine Blanchard is a PhD Candidate at Utrecht University. She holds a civil law degree (LL.L, summa cum laude, 2012) and a bachelor degree in international development and globalization (B.Sc.Soc Hon DVM, summa cum laude, 2012) from the University of Ottawa, Canada, as well as a Juris Doctor from Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada (JD, 2013). She also obtained a master degree in Public International Law at Utrecht University (LL.M., cum laude, 2015). Since 2014, Catherine is also a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada (Barrister and Solicitor, Ontario Bar Association, Canada).

Catherine's research explores the possible impact of an integrated oceans governance approach on the fragmented regime of international fisheries, focusing on areas beyond national jurisdiction.

Catherine is supervised by prof. Alex Oude Elferink, and her research is funded by the NWO Research Talent Grant. She was also awarded a Doctoral Grant from the SSHRC.

Catherine is a member of the Netherlands Institute for the Law of the Sea (NILOS) and the Utrecht Centre for Water, Oceans and Sustainability Law (UCWOSL). She is also co-manager of the Task Force on Earth System Law of the Earth System Governance Project, the largest social science research network in the area of governance and global environmental change.

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Curriculum vitae

Catherine Blanchard is a civil law graduate from the University of Ottawa, Canada (LL.L, summa cum laude, 2012), where she also obtained a bachelor degree in international development and globalization (B.Sc.Soc Hon DVM, summa cum laude, 2012). She also holds a Juris Doctor from Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada (JD, 2013). Since 2014, Catherine is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada (Barrister and Solicitor, Ontario Bar Association, Canada).

After completing a clerkship at the Federal Court of Canada, Catherine obtained her master degree in Public International Law, with a specialization in the Law of the Sea and Environmental Law, at Utrecht University (LL.M., cum laude, 2015). Her master thesis, looking at the relevance of the territorial State model under current international law, using the impacts of sea-level rise on low lying islands States as a case-study, was awarded the François Prize 2016 of the Royal Netherlands Society of International Law (KNVIR). An updated version of her thesis has been published in the Canadian Yearbook of International Law.

Catherine completed an internship at the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea in the fall of 2015, and worked as a research assistant within the Netherlands Institute for the Law of the Sea (Utrecht University) from January-May 2016. She started her PhD at Utrecht University in August 2016 under the supervision of prof. Alex Oude Elferink, and her research is funded by a Research Talent Grant of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). She is also a recipient of a Doctoral Award of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). 

In August 2017, Catherine started acting as co-manager of the Task Force on Earth System Law of the Earth System Governance Project, the largest social science research network in the area of governance and global environmental change.

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Alle publicaties
  2017 - Artikelen
  2017 - Invited talk
Blanchard, C. (06-09-2017) Invited speaker Interest Group on Law of the Sea. Global Commons and Values in Oceans: What should be the role of the New Implementing Agreement under UNCLOS? Naples (06-09-2017) When “not undermining” undermines the BBNJ process: Possible effects of the “not undermining” clause on the outcome of the PrepCom and the upcoming legally binding instrument
  2016 - Artikelen
  2016 - Invited talk
Blanchard, C. (23-09-2016) Invited speaker Innovating for Change in Global Fisheries Governance Tromso (23-09-2016)
  2014 - Artikelen
Blanchard, C. & Nakache, Delphine (2014). Remedies for Non-Citizens under Provincial Nominee Programs: Judicial Review and Fiduciary Relationships. Dalhousie Law Journal, 37 (2), (pp. 527-558).
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High seas fisheries are part of the human activities impacting on the marine biodiversity and ecosystems in areas beyond national jurisdiction (high seas and deep seabed), and the current regime of international fisheries law is not satisfactorily taking into account the impact of fishing activities on the wider marine environment. To find a durable solution based on the interconnectedness of fisheries with the wider marine environment and other activities taking place on the high seas, alternatives that drive away from the fragmentation and sectoral approach that now characterize fisheries management have to be considered. The current international consultations and discussions on the conservation of marine biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction show an interest in finding alternatives for the management of these areas, alternatives that would be more in line with sustainability. 

One alternative resides in using integration and coordination mechanisms suggested by the global oceans governance approach. In her research, entitled "The elusive search for sustainable high seas fisheries: The role of global oceans governance", Catherine will therefore explore the possible impacts of an integrated oceans governance approach on the sectoral and species-oriented regime of international fisheries, focusing on areas beyond national jurisdiction.

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Utrecht Summer School - Law of the Sea - August 2018

Environmental regulation of fisheries and offshore energy production (co-taught with Nikolaos Giannopoulos)

Utrecht Summer School - Law and Sustainability - July 2018

Role of law in the sustainable use of freshwater resources and the oceans (co-taught with Otto Spijkers)

Public International Law (RGBUIER002) - Utrecht University - February-May 2018

Working Group Lecturer (Group 12 and Group 17)

Moot Court Lecturer (Group 12 and Group 17)

International Environmental Law (RGMUIER013) - Utrecht University - December 2017

Tutorial on Oceans and Freshwater - Simulation of the BBNJ process (co-led with Otto Spijkers and Wen Duan)

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Nevenfuncties

Current positions:

  • Co-Coordinator, Public International Law Luncheons
  • Co-Manager, Task Force on Earth System Law, Earth System Governance Project

Past positions:

  • Advisor to the team from Utrecht University participating in the Telders International Law Moot Court Competition (October 2016-May 2017)

 

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