Ms Millicent McCreath
Ms Millicent McCreath is a Research Associate with the Ocean Law and Policy team at the Centre for International Law. At CIL her work focusses on protection of the marine environment and law of the sea dispute settlement. In 2017 Millicent was awarded the prize for best written exam at the Rhodes Academy of Oceans Law and Policy.
Millicent graduated in 2015 with an LLM in Law of the Sea from the University of Tromsø, Norway’s Arctic University. While at Tromsø, Millicent specialised in polar law and the protection of the marine environment from shipping. She completed her undergraduate studies in 2013 at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney, Australia, graduating with an LLB (Hons) and a BA in Environmental Studies. In 2011 Millicent was awarded a scholarship to study on exchange at Lund University, Sweden, where she spent a year studying courses on global environmental issues and legal history.
Millicent was admitted as a solicitor in New South Wales, Australia, in 2014. She completed her practical legal training at the Environmental Defenders Office (NSW), a public interest environmental law centre in Sydney. Prior to joining CIL, Millicent worked as Tipstaff (judicial clerk) to Justice Nicola Pain of the Land and Environment Court in Sydney.
- Public International Law
- Law of the Sea
- International Environmental Law
- International Dispute Settlement
‘The potential for UNCLOS climate change litigation to achieve effective mitigation outcomes’ in J Lin and D Kysar (eds) Climate Change Litigation in Asia Pacific (Cambridge University Press, 2020) (forthcoming).
‘Dispute concerning the delimitation of the maritime boundary between Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire in the Atlantic Ocean (Ghana/Côte d’Ivoire): Implications for the Law of the Sea (2019) Ocean Development and International Law (forthcoming) (with Z Scanlon).
High Seas Governance: Gaps and Challenges (Brill 2018) (co-editor with R Beckman, JA Roach and Z Sun).
‘Report of the Conference on Climate Change and the Law of the Sea: Adapting the Law of the Sea to Address the Challenges of Climate Change’ (2018) 33(4) International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law 836-846.
‘Prospects for the future use of ITLOS ad hoc special chambers following the Ghana/Cote d’Ivoire Case’ (2018) 17(2) Law and Practice of International Courts and Tribunals 309-334 (with Z Scanlon).
‘Challenges for the establishment of marine protected areas in response to Arctic shipping’ in L Hildebrand, L Brigham and T Johansson (eds) Sustainable Shipping in a Changing Arctic (Springer, 2018), 297-322 (with L Brigham).
‘Burgeoning practice of Southeast Asian States to protect the marine environment from the effects of international shipping’ (2017) 2(2) Asia-Pacific Journal of Ocean Law and Policy 268-295.
Paper Presentation, ‘International Legal Framework for Cooperation in East and Southeast Asia on the Reduction of Marine Plastic Pollution from Land-Based Sources’ (International Law in Asia: Challenges and Opportunities, Asian Society of International Law Regional Conference, Beijing, China, 13-14 October 2018).
Paper Presentation, ‘Request for an Advisory Opinion from ITLOS on the Content of Climate Change Obligations in UNCLOS on behalf of Pacific Ocean Small Island Developing States’ (Developing International Law in Challenging Times, International Law Association 78th Biennial Conference, Sydney, Australia, 18-24 August 2018).
Paper Presentation, ‘The Potential for UNCLOS Climate Change Litigation to Achieve Effective Mitigation Outcomes’ (NUS-Yale Climate Change Litigation Scholarship Workshop, Singapore, 7-8 June 2018).
Poster Presentation, ‘Standing and State responsibility for breaches of UNCLOS environmental obligations: Access to compulsory binding procedures for marine pollution from land or international watercourses’ (A Bridge Over Troubled Waters: Dispute Resolution in the Law of International Watercourses and the Law of the Sea, Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law, Luxembourg, 25-26 September 2017).
Paper Presentation, ‘Coastal State measures for environmental protection affecting transit passage and archipelagic sea lanes passage’ (Asia and International Law in Times of Uncertainty, 6th Biennial Conference of the Asian Society of International Law, Emerging Voices Panel, Seoul, South Korea, 26 August 2017).
Paper Presentation, ‘Coastal State measures for environmental protection affecting transit passage and archipelagic sea lanes passage’ (Asia and International Law in Times of Uncertainty, 6th Biennial Conference of the Asian Society of International Law, Junior Scholars’ Workshop, Seoul, South Korea, 24 August 2017) (selected to present during main conference on 26 August 2017).
Paper Presentation, ‘Burgeoning practice of Southeast Asian States to protect the marine environment from the effects of international shipping’ (14th Asian Law Institute Conference, Manila, Philippines, 18-19 May 2017).