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Ben Milligan joined the Faculty in February 2012 and is currently a Research Associate at the Centre for Law and Environment. He was formerly a Researcher and PhD candidate at the Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security, University of Wollongong, and has held Visiting positions at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, George Washington University and University of Cambridge.
Ben's research focuses on oceans governance, international environmental policy and public international law. He has provided consultancy services to clients including the PEW Charitable Trusts, Australian Government ministries, Crown Estate, Commonwealth Secretariat, and the African Caribbean and Pacific Group of States.
In June 2011 Ben was awarded a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship by the AXA Research Fund. His postdoctoral research project is entitled 'Binding blue carbon: developing global legal and policy responses to an emerging risk of climate change.' The term ‘blue carbon’ refers to carbon stored, sequestered and released from the ocean’s vegetated habitats, including mangroves, tidal marshes, and sea-grass beds. Recent scientific studies have drawn attention to the critical role played by these ecosystems in regulating climate change.
- Gregory Rose and Ben Milligan, ‘Law for the management of Antarctic marine living resources: from normative conflicts towards integrated governance?’, Yearbook of International Environmental Law, Volume 20, page 41-87 (2009).
- Martin Tsamenyi, Mary Ann Palma, Ben Milligan and Kwame Mfodwo, ‘The European Council Regulation on Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing: an international fisheries law perspective’, The International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law, Volume 25, page 5-31 (2010).
Books and book chapters
- Ben Milligan, ‘Marine protected areas in Antarctic waters: a review of policy options in the context of international law’, forthcoming in M. Kwon, C Schofield and S Lee, (eds) The Limits of Maritime Jurisdiction (forthcoming 2012).
- Ben Milligan, ‘The Australia - Papua New Guinea Torres Strait Treaty: A potential model for cooperative management of the South China Sea’, forthcoming in Robert Beckman, Clive Schofield and Ian Townsend-Gault, Beyond Territorial Disputes in the South China Sea: Legal Frameworks for the Joint Development of Hydrocarbon Resources (2013).
- Martin Tsamenyi, Ben Milligan and Kwame Mfodwo, ‘Dispute settlement under the Law of the Sea Convention: current practice in the Western and Central Pacific region’ in Quentin Hanich and Martin Tsamenyi (eds) Navigating Pacific Fisheries: Legal and Policy Trends in the Implementation of International Fisheries Instruments in the Western and Central Pacific Region (2009).
- Martin Tsamenyi, Mary Ann Palma, Ben Milligan and Kwame Mfodwo, Fairer Fishing?: The Impact on Developing Countries of the European Community Regulation on Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fisheries, Commonwealth Secretariat Economic Paper Series No 86 (2009).
- Martin Tsamenyi, Clive Schofield and Ben Milligan, ‘Navigation through archipelagos: current state practice’ in Myron Nordquist et al (eds), 32nd Oceans Conference: Freedom of Seas, Passage Rights, and the 1982 Law of the Sea Convention (2009).
- Ben Milligan and Chiara Armeni, ‘Marine spatial planning for emerging marine activities: a case study of law and policy concerning offshore carbon storage in the United Kingdom’, 25 pages, paper presented at the 7th Conference of the IHO/IAG Advisory Board on the Law of the Sea, Monaco, 3 – 5 October 2012.
- Ben Milligan and Clive Schofield, ‘Filling governance gaps in the Asia-Pacific: Legal and policy options for achieving functionally comprehensive management of maritime spaces subject to overlapping jurisdictional claims’, 37 pages, paper presented at the International Law Association Asia-Pacific Regional Conference, Taipei, 29 May – 1 June 2011.
- Martin Tsamenyi, Mary Ann Palma and Ben Milligan, ‘Development impact of the proposed Council Regulation Establishing a European Community System to Prevent, Deter and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing on Commonwealth ACP Member Countries’, 90 pages, paper commissioned by the Commonwealth Secretariat and presented at the Regional Dialogue on the Interim ACP-EU Economic Partnership Agreements and ACP-EU Fisheries Relations, Windhoek, Namibia, 28-29 August 2008).
- Ben Milligan, ‘Marine protected areas in Antarctic waters: current developments and legal issues’ (Presented at the University of California Berkeley Law of the Sea Institute Conference, Wollongong, 28 November – 2 December 2011).
- Ben Milligan, ‘The policy rationale informing joint development of maritime spaces subject to overlapping jurisdictional claims’ (Presented at the International Conference on Joint Development and the South China Sea, National University of Singapore, 16 – 17 June 2011).
- Ben Milligan, ‘Some development impacts of the global fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing’ (Presented at the Visiting Fellows’ Roundtable, Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge, 12 May 2010).
- Ben Milligan, ‘Filling the gaps? State practice regarding maritime law enforcement in zones of disputed jurisdiction’ (Presented at the Visiting Fellows’ Roundtable, Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge, 18 November 2009).
- Ben Milligan, ‘Development impact of the EU IUU Regulation on ACP countries’ (Presented at the 5th International Forum on Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing, Chatham House, London, 14-16 October 2009).
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