Biography

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 former Board member of the European Society of International Law, and a founding member of its interest group on international environmental law.

Research and scholarship

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).

Teaching

Undergraduate:

Introduction to public international law
European Union law

Postgraduate:

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

Further information

Supervisor to Research Students:

  • Emma Allen, Climate Change and Disappearing Island States - Deterritorialisation, Sovereignty, and Statehood in International Law
  • Ashley Murphy, Progressing and Strengthening International Environmental Law Through the UN Security Council
  • Yaar Dagan, Technology, Dehumanisation and Settler Colonialism in Asymmetric Armed Conflicts: The Case of Lethal Drones in Israel/Palestine
  • Marieanne Oludhe, Development, Safeguards and the Nairobi Package

Selected Publications

  • Prost M. 2021. 'Shut the Fuck Up Suarez!' Necroethics and Rights in a World of Shit. In Cinematic Perspectives on International Law. Corten O, Dubuisson F, Falkowska-Clarys M (Eds.). (12 vols.). Manchester University Press. link>
  • Prost M. 2019. Christine Lagarde à la BCE: une nomination contraire au droit européen. link>
  • Prost M. 2019. Why Lagarde's ECB Appointment is (Almost Certainly) Unlawful. link>
  • Prost M. 2019. Fragmentation et droits de l'homme: contre le droits-de-l'hommisme intégral. Revue des Droits de l'Homme, vol. 15, 1-16. doi> link> full text>
  • Prost M. 2019. System. In Concepts for International Law: Contributions to Disciplinary Thought. d'Aspremont J and Singh S (Eds.). Edward Elgar.

Full Publications List show

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. 2019. Fragmentation et droits de l'homme: contre le droits-de-l'hommisme intégral. Revue des Droits de l'Homme, vol. 15, 1-16. doi> link> full text>
  • Prost M. 2017. Hierarchy and the Sources of International Law: A Critique. Houston Journal of International Law, vol. 39, 285-330. full text>
  • 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. 2021. 'Shut the Fuck Up Suarez!' Necroethics and Rights in a World of Shit. In Cinematic Perspectives on International Law. Corten O, Dubuisson F, Falkowska-Clarys M (Eds.). (12 vols.). Manchester University Press. link>
  • Prost M. 2019. System. In Concepts for International Law: Contributions to Disciplinary Thought. d'Aspremont J and Singh S (Eds.). Edward Elgar.
  • 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. full text>
  • 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> full text>
  • 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. 2019. Christine Lagarde à la BCE: une nomination contraire au droit européen. link>
  • Prost M. 2019. Why Lagarde's ECB Appointment is (Almost Certainly) Unlawful. link>
  • Prost M. 2012. Fairness in International Environmental Law - Special Symposium.