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Dr Ricardo Pereira

Dr Ricardo Pereira

Senior Lecturer in Law

Ysgol y Gyfraith a Gwleidyddiaeth

+44 (0)29 2087 4644
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Dr. Ricardo Pereira joined the Cardiff Law & Politics School in October 2015 as Senior Lecturer in Law. At Cardiff he is the LL.M. in International Commercial Law Route Convenor, Module Leader for the Energy Law and Policy LL.M. module (from 2017 - ), and also teaches in the LL.B. programme in Company Law, European Union Law and Commercial Law.

Prior to joining Cardiff he held the positions of Senior Lecturer in Law and Sustainability at the University of Westminster, Business School (2013-2015); and Lecturer in Environmental and Energy Law at Imperial College, London, Centre for Environmental Policy (2009-2012). In addition, he convened the LL.M. modules on International Natural Resources Law and International Law of the Sea at Queen Mary, University of London (2010-2014); and was Visiting Lecturer in International Environmental Law at University College London in 2012.

He holds a Ph.D. in Law obtained from the University of Essex in 2009; an LL.M. in Public International Law from City University, London; and an LL.M. in International Business Law from Queen Mary, University of London.

His research interests lie primarily in public international law, environmental and energy law, European criminal law, international economic law, the law of the sea and human rights law. His monograph entitled 'Environmental Criminal Liability and Enforcement in European and International Law', published by Martinus Nijhoff Publishers/Brill in September 2015, assesses legal, theoretical and practical questions relating to the harmonisation of national environmental criminal law; and the effectiveness and constitutional basis of international and European legal instruments aimed at strengthening interstate cooperation against environmental crime. He co-edited 'Environmental and Energy Law', published by Wiley-Blackwell in 2012. 

In 2016 he jointly obtained a £12,000 grant from the Centre for Law and Society for a series of workshops on transnational criminal justice in 2017-2018 co-organised with the Centre of Crime, Law and Justice. He was the Lead Organiser of a one-day workshop on 'Transnational Criminal Justice and International Institutions: The Law and Politics of Building and Dismantling Transnational Cooperation' that took place at Cardiff in June 2017. In September 2016 he gave evidence before the National Assembly for Wales, External Affairs and Additional Legislation Committee, on 'Brexit and WTO law', as part of the Committee's broader consultation on 'Leaving the European Union: Implications for Wales (International Law and Trade)'

He acted as a consultant in a number of internationally-funded research projects, including for the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in a global study on Integrated Spatial Planning, Biodiversity and Climate Change (2014-2015). He is in the advisory board of the International Community Law Review and acted as book reviews editor for the European Energy & Environmental Law Review in 2009-2012. His external engagements also includes acting as a guest lecturer for the MSc programe at Imperial College, London (from 2014 -); acting as chief external examiner for the University of London's external LL.M. programme (from 2013 -); and acting as referee for book proposals to publishers including OUP, Edward Elgar, Hart and Routledge.

He welcomes Ph.D. proposals in the fields of international and EU environmental law, natural resources law and governance, the law of the sea, international economic law, comparative and European criminal law; and human rights law (particularly indigenous peoples' rights). He currently supervises a Ph.D. project on 'Palestinian Refugees: A Crisis of Recognition in International Law' by Ms. Hanin Abou Salem (funded by the AHRC South, West and Wales DTP studentship). 

Aelodaethau proffesiynol

  • IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law (Member) (from 2016 - )
  • Socio-Legal Studies Association (Member) (from 2016 - )
  • European Criminal Law Academic Network (Member) (from 2016 - )
  • UACES (Member) (2016-2017)
  • Spanish Association of International Law & International Relations (AEPDIRI) (Member of scientific committe) (2015)
  • The International Society of Public Law (ICON-S) (from 2014 - )
  • Society of Legal Scholars (Member) (from 2012 - )
  • Brazilian Bar Associaton (Member) (from 2002 - )
  • UK Environmental Law Association (2006-2009)
  • International Law Association (British Branch) (2004-2006)

Ymrwymiadau siarad cyhoeddus

Conferences & workshops


  • 'An International Crime of Ecocide?' - May-June,  IUCN Academy of Environmental Law, Reseach Workshop & 15th Annual Colloquium, Cebu, The Phillipines 


  • 'Tax Avoidance by Multinational Corporations and Natural Resources Sovereignty' - September, 17th Global Conference on Environmental Taxation, University of Groningen, the Netherlands 
  • 'Maritime Boundary Disputes in the East China Sea and Arctic' - June, ICON-S annual conference on 'Borders, Otherness, and Public Law', Humboldt University, Berlin


  • Comments on draft EU level policy recommendations - October
    EFFACE workshop: Enhancing the EU's effort to combat environmental crime - the path ahead, Queen Mary, University of London
  • On the Implementation of the EU Environmental Crime Directive - The Example of Illegal Waste Disposal and Shipment Offences - September
    Effectiveness of Environmental Law, Aux Marseille Universite
  • Developing the Principles of International Law for Interstate Cooperation and Settlement of Disputes over Shared Natural Resources - July
    Public Law in an Uncertain World, New York University (NYU)
  • The EU Implementation of International Environmental Agreements - June
    The External Application of EU Law, AEPDIRI, Vigo, Spain
  • Chair and moderator of the ‘UK, Europe and the Challenges of Global Trade’ panel session - April
    ‘The United Kingdom and The European Union: Challenges And Prospects for a Lasting Union’, Conference organized by the Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies and Konrad Adenaer Stifung
  • The Governance of Shared Natural Resources under International Law - February
    Rule of Law, Governance and Natural Resources,, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands (workshop jointly organised with the University of Warwick).


  • Access to Justice before International and Regional Courts by Indigenous Peoples in the Context of Extractive Industry Projects - September
    Environmental and Planning Law Aspects of Large Scale Projects, European Environmental Law Forum conference
  • Towards a Right to Clean Energy under International Law? - June
    Energy for a Fair Society in a Safe Planet, IUCN Annual Environmental Law Colloquium, Tarragona, Spain
  • 'Environmental Crime in the High Seas' - June
    Rethinking the Boundaries of Public Law and Public Space, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
  • The Future of the Principle of Permanent Sovereignty over Natural Resources - June
    Theory and International Law, British Institute for International and Comparative Law
  • Contested Spaces between States: international law and shared natural resources - June
    Borders in the 21st Century, University of Lancaster, Law School, UK
















  • LL.M. - Energy Law and Policy (from 2017 - ) (Module Leader)
  • LL.B. - Company Law (Lecturer and tutor)
  • LL.B. - European Union Law (Lecturer and tutor)
  • LL.B. - Commercial Law (2015-2017) (Module Leader, lecturer and tutor)
  • LL.M. - EU Internal Market Law (from 2015 - ) (Guest lecturer: the External Dimensions of the EU Internal Market)