Dr Ottavio Quirico

Dr Ottavio  Quirico

Position: Honorary Lecturer and Visiting Fellow
School and/or Centres: Centre for European Studies

Email: oquirico@une.edu.au

Location: ANUCES Building 67B 4.03


LLB, LLM (International Relations), PhD (Law, Hons)

Dr Quirico acted as a consultant to the United Nations and as a legal practitioner in Europe. Prior to joining UNE, Dr Quirico was a Marie Curie Fellow at University Panthéon-Assas (Paris, France), Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute (Florence, Italy), and Visiting Fellow at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law (Cambridge, UK). He was also a Lecturer at University Lille Nord de France and delivered undergraduate and postgraduate courses at Washington State University (Pullman, US), Federal University of Paraiba (João Pessoa, Brazil), Federal University of Porto Alegre (Brazil), and at the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (Turin, Italy). Dr Quirico practised in civil and criminal litigation in Europe.

International law, EU law comparative law   Articles 11 TFEU and 37 CFREU: "Twin" provisions Abstract Under the basic tenet of sustainable development, Article 11 TFEU provides for the integration of environmental protection into the (regulatory) action of the EU. This provision is paralleled in the human rights framework by ‘twin’ Article 37 CFREU. In the light of such core rules, this article aims to systemically assess the status of environmental protection in the EU. First, the analysis contextualises Articles 11 TFEU and 37 CFREU within the framework of the sources of EU law, arguing that these norms constitute a core ‘binary’ system, which lies at the heart of the regulation of EU environmental protection. Secondly, the research assesses the nature and scope of the legal effects of Articles 11 TFEU and 37 CFREU and concludes, based on the necessary Hohfeldian correlation, that both have the potential to create not only vertical, but also horizontal right-duty relations. Thirdly, the investigation assesses the asymmetries that arise from the inclusion of twin provisions in different sources of EU law, unveiling the unstable rank of environmental protection as a primary, intermediate, or supreme EU rule. Finally, against the background of the case law of the ECJ and ECtHR and the future accession of the EU to the ECHR it is argued that Article 37 CFREU has the potential to enhance the effectiveness of Article 11 TFEU and establish environmental protection as a universal fundamental right under EU law, possibly beyond.

Selected Publications Books ‘International Law’, in Peter Butt and Peter Nygh, Encyclopaedic Austalian Legal Dictionary (LexisNexis, 2016-17). Climate Change and Human Rights – An International and Comparative Law Perspective (Routledge, 2016) – Main Editor. International Law – Study Guide (LexisNexis, 2015) – Together with Stephen Tully and Bridget Lewis. Journal Articles ‘Systemic Integration between Climate Change and Human Rights in International Law?’ (2017) 35(1) Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights 31-50. 'The International Responsibility of the European Union: A Basic Interpretive Pattern' (2013-14) 1 Hungarian Yearbook of International Law and European Law 63-74. 'Amidst Fragmentation and Coherence: A Systemic Interpretation of the World Heritage Convention and the UNFCCC Regime' (2012-13) 10 New Zealand Yearbook of International Law 33-71. 'Disentangling Climate Change Governance: A Legal Perspective' (2012) 21 Review of European Community and International Environmental Law 92-101. 'The Merger of Corporate Social Responsibility into the EU Common Commercial Policy' (2012) 9 European Company Law Journal 93-100. 'Substantive and Procedural Issues Raised by the Accession of the European Union to the European Convention on Human Rights' (2010-11) 20 Italian Yearbook of International Law 31-54. ‘Le contrôle de constitutionnalité français dans le contexte européen et international: une question de priorités’ (2010) 3 European Journal of Legal Studies 77-98. 'EU Border Tax Adjustments and Climate Change: Reaching Consensus within the International Legal Context' (2010) 19 European Energy and Environmental Law Review 230-8. 'General Principles of International Criminal Law and Their Relevance to Africa' (2009) 17 African Yearbook of International Law 139-63. 'La théorie de la négligence dans le Statut de la Cour pénale internationale' (2009) 113 Revue générale de droit international public 333-64. Book Chapters ‘The Environmental Sustainability of the EU Investment Policy after Lisbon: Progressive International Law Developments’, in Yulia Levashova, Tineke Lambooy, and Ige Dekker, Bridging the Gap between International Investment Law and the Environment (Eleven International Publishing, 2016) 273-88 ‘Legal Challenges to Cyber Security Institutions’, in Hitoshi Nasu and Kim Rubinstein (eds), Legal Perspectives on Security Institutions (Cambridge University Press, 2015) 308-22. ‘Primary Sovereign Rights or Secondary Environmental Duties? Critical International Law Issues Raised by the Extraterritorial Application of the EU Emission Trading System in the Aviation Sector’, in Christine Bakker and Francesco Francioni (eds), The EU, the US and Global Climate Governance (Ashgate, 2014) 143-60. ‘A Human Rights-Based Approach to Climate Change? Insights from the Regulation of Intangible Cultural Heritage’, in Federico Lenzerini and Ana Filipa Vrdoljak (eds), International Law for Common Goods: Normative Perspectives on Human Rights, Culture and Nature (Hart, 2014) 381-94. 'Droit "flou", droit "doux" ou droit "mou"? Brèves réflexions sur la "texture" des mesures conservatoires et des constatations dans les procédures individuelles devant le Comité des droits de l'homme', in Denis Alland, Vincent Chetail, Olivier de Frouville and Jorge E Viñuales (eds) Unité et diversité du droit international – Unity and Diversity of International Law, Essays in Honour of Professor Pierre-Marie Dupuy (Brill, 2014) 875-887. 'Key Issues in the Relationship between the World Heritage Convention and Climate Change Regulation', in Silvia Borelli and Federico Lenzerini (eds), Cultural Heritage, Cultural Rights and Cultural Diversity: New Developments in International Law (Brill, 2012) 391-412. 'A Comparative Overview of European and Extra-European National Regulation of Private Military and Security Services', in Christine Bakker and Mirko Sossai (eds), Multilevel Regulation of Military and Security Contractors: The Interplay between International, European and Domestic Norms (Hart Publishing, 2012) 105-21. 'Commentaire des articles 100, 101 et 102', in Julian Fernandez and Xavier Pacreau (eds), Statut de Rome de la Cour pénale internationale: commentaire article par article (Pedone, 2012) 1937-42, 1943-49, 1951-55. 'The Criminal Responsibility of Private Military and Security Company Personnel under International Humanitarian Law', in Francesco Francioni and Natalino Ronzitti (eds), War by Contract: Human Rights, Humanitarian Law, and Private Contractors (Oxford UP, 2011) 423-47. 'La naturaleza y el alcance de la obligación de estabilizar las emisiónes de gases de efecto invernadero en el derecho internacional', in Maria Belén Olmos (ed), Medio ambiente, cambio climático y derechos humanos (Biblioteca Jurídica Dike, 2011) 155-83. 'Ius Cogens: A Puzzle', in Marcel Szabó (ed), State Responsibility and the Law of Treaties (Eleven International Publishing, 2010) 103-20.  

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