Dr Mario Prost

Title: Senior Lecturer
Phone: +44(0)1782 733097
Email: m.prost@keele.ac.uk
Location: Chancellor's Building, room CBC2.027
Role: Member of the Admissions Team
Contacting me: Office hours Wed 2-3pm & Fri 3-4pm
or email to make an appointment.
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Mario is Senior Lecturer and Programme Director of the LLM in International Law at the Keele Law School. He obtained his first degree and LLM from the Sorbonne Law School (Université Paris 1), and his PhD from McGill University, where he was a Liberatore Major Fellow. His PhD dissertation on the fragmentation of international law was awarded the Association of Quebec Law Professors annual prize for best doctoral thesis (2009). Mario is a member of the Executive Board of the European Society of International Law, and a founding member of its interest group on international environmental law.

Mario's expertise includes general international law, international legal theory and history, international environmental law and international economic law.

 

 

As well as his ongoing work on various aspects of international legal theory, Mario's current research focuses on the colonial history of (international) environmental law and critical approaches to transnational arbitration (with special emphasis on investor-state arbitration).

Selected Publications

  • Prost M. 2017. Hierarchy and the Sources of International Law: A Critique. Houston Journal of International Law, vol. 39, 285-330.
  • Prost M. 2017. Les flottements de la lex specialis: rapport général. In La mise en oeuvre de la lex specialis dans le droit international contemporain. Paris: Pedone.
  • Prost M. 2017. Sources and the Hierarchy of International Law - Source Preferences and Scales of Values. In The Oxford Handbook on the Sources of International Law. Besson S and d'Aspremont J (Eds.). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Prost M. 2017. System. In Fundamental Concepts for International Law: The Construction of a Discipline. d'Aspremont J and Singh S (Eds.). Edward Elgar.
  • Prost M and Otomo Y. 2016. British Influences on International Environmental Law: The Case of Wildlife Conservation. In British Influences on International Law 1915-2015. McCorquodale R and Gauci J-P (Eds.). London: British Institute of International and Comparative Law. link>

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Books

  • Prost M. 2013. Unitas Multiplex - Unités et Fragmentations en Droit International. Brussels: Bruylant. link>
  • Prost M. 2012. The Concept of Unity in Public International Law. Oxford: Hart Publishing. link>
  • PROST M. 2006. D'abord les moyens, les besoins viendront après : Commerce et environnement dans la jurisprudence du GATT et de l'OMC. Brussels: Emile Bruylant. link>

Journal Articles

  • Prost M. 2017. Hierarchy and the Sources of International Law: A Critique. Houston Journal of International Law, vol. 39, 285-330.
  • Prost M and Torres Camprubi A. 2012. Against Fairness? International Environmental Law, Disciplinary Bias and Pareto Justice. Leiden Journal of International Law, vol. 25(2), 379-396. doi>
  • Prost M. 2012. The Division of Expert Labour in the International Law Profession: Genealogies of Fragmentation. ASIL Proceedings.
  • PROST M. 2008. All shouting the same slogans: International law's unities and the politics of fragmentation. The Finnish Yearbook of International Law, vol. 17, 131-160.
  • PROST M. 2008. Discours sur le fondement l'unité et la fragmentation du droit international- A propos d'une utopie paresseuse. Revue Belge de Droit International, vol. 2006(2), 621-670.
  • Prost M. 2006. Born Again Lawyer : From Apology to Utopia as an Antidote to the 'Positivist Blues'. German Law Journal, vol. 7, 1037-1044.
  • Prost M. 2006. Unity and Diversity in International Law (Andreas Zimmerman & Reiner Hofmann). Revue Quebecoise de Droit International, vol. 19(2), 375-379.
  • Prost M and Clark P. 2006. Unity, Diversity, and the Fragmentation of International Law: How Much does the Multiplication of International Organizations Really Matter?. Chinese Journal of International Law, vol. 5(2), 341-370.
  • Prost M and Fouret J. 2003. Du rôle de la Cour internationale de Justice : peau neuve ou peau de chagrin ? Réflexions sur l’arbitralisation de la Cour mondiale. Revue Quebecoise de Droit International, vol. 16(2), 191-234.
  • Prost M. 2003. L’affaire Avena et autres ressortissants mexicains. Revue Quebecoise de Droit International, vol. 16(1), 139-151.
  • Prost M. 2003. Namibie : GANUPT (1989-1990) (Isabelle Moulier). Revue Quebecoise de Droit International, vol. 16(1), 269-272.
  • Prost M and Fouret J. 2002. La multiplication des juridictions internationales: de la nécessité de remettre quelques pendules à l’heure. Revue Quebecoise de Droit International, vol. 15(2), 117-138.
  • Prost M. 2001. Is WTO Law Becoming More Sustainable?. Bridges Between Trade and Sustainable Develoment, vol. 5(8), 21-22.

Chapters

  • Prost M. 2017. Les flottements de la lex specialis: rapport général. In La mise en oeuvre de la lex specialis dans le droit international contemporain. Paris: Pedone.
  • Prost M. 2017. Sources and the Hierarchy of International Law - Source Preferences and Scales of Values. In The Oxford Handbook on the Sources of International Law. Besson S and d'Aspremont J (Eds.). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Prost M. 2017. System. In Fundamental Concepts for International Law: The Construction of a Discipline. d'Aspremont J and Singh S (Eds.). Edward Elgar.
  • Prost M and Otomo Y. 2016. British Influences on International Environmental Law: The Case of Wildlife Conservation. In British Influences on International Law 1915-2015. McCorquodale R and Gauci J-P (Eds.). London: British Institute of International and Comparative Law. link>
  • Prost M. 2013. Ruptures éthiques et ruptures esthétiques: la pensée critique doit-elle continuer de s’écrire dans un langage critique?. In Théories Critiques et Droit International. Bachand R (Ed.). Bruylant.
  • Prost M. 2011. Procedure to be Followed With Respect to Invalidity, Termination, Withdrawal From or Suspension of the Operation of a Treaty (art. 65). In The Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties - A Commentary. Olivier Corten and Pierre Klein (Eds.). Oxford: Oxford University Press. link>
  • Prost M. 2010. Du rattachement à l’équité : l’OMC, l’environnement et l’extraterritorialité revisitée. In Le droit international face aux enjeux environnementaux. Paris: Editions Pedone. link>
  • Prost M. 2005. Is European Law Becoming More Sustainable?. In Sustainable Development in World Trade Law. Gehring MW and Segger M-CC (Eds.). The Hague: Kluwer Law Intl. link>

Other

  • Prost M. 2012. Fairness in International Environmental Law - Special Symposium.

Undergraduate:

Introduction to public international law
European Union law

Postgraduate:

Foundations of international law
Advanced international law
Iinternational environmental law
Iinternational economic law

Supervisor to Research Students:

Emma Allen, Climate Change and Disappearing Island States - Deterritorialisation, Sovereignty, and Statehood in International Law (co-supervised with Dr Daria Davitti)

Ashley Murphy, Progressing and Strengthening International Environmental Law Through the UN Security Council (co-supervised with Prof. Tom Obokata)