Student Sean Grassie publishes article on international environmental law and its implications for Canada

Posted on Thursday, March 28, 2019

Sean Grassie, a fourth-year student of the Common Law Section’s joint JD–MA program with Carleton University’s Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA), has had a paper accepted for publication in the Journal of Environmental Law and Practice. His paper is entitled “Canada and the Global Pact for the Environment: A Strategic Legal Analysis.”

The Global Pact for the Environment (the Pact) is a proposed multilateral treaty that seeks to clarify and consolidate the principles of international environmental law. Mr. Grassie’s article presents a general legal analysis of the Pact, including a detailed assessment of two of its most important principles. The article also offers recommendations for the Canadian government based on Canada’s current environmental foreign policy. To date, there has been little discussion about the Pact’s implications for Canadian law and policy. Mr. Grassie’s paper helps to fill the gap before Canada enters into treaty negotiations.

The paper was written under the guidance of Professor Melanie Mallet for the Dean’s Legal Research and Writing Fellows Program. It will be published in the forthcoming Spring 2019 issue of the Journal of Environmental Law and Practice.

Congratulations to Sean Grassie!

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