UCL Faculty of Laws


Book Launch: The EU as a Global Regulator for Environmental Protection

04 December 2019, 6:00 pm–7:00 pm

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A UCL Centre for Law and the Environment event

Event Information

Open to



UCL Laws


UCL Laws (Gideon Schreier LT))
Bentham House
Endsleigh Gardens

This book launch will be followed by networking drinks which everyone is welcome to stay for

About the book

This book critically examines the extension of EU environmental legislation beyond EU borders through measures that determine access to the single market on the basis of processes that take place in third countries. It makes a timely contribution to political debates about the relations between EU and non-EU countries, and the Union's role in the global governance of environmental policy, where it has been considered a global leader. The book aims to identify and explain the emerging legal phenomenon of internal environmental measures with extraterritorial implications as an important manifestation of EU global regulatory power, and assesses the extraterritorial reach of EU environmental law from a legitimacy perspective. It examines mechanisms that can bolster its legitimacy, focusing on the legal orders of the EU and the World Trade Organization, which are key legal fora for controlling the EU's global regulatory power.

Panel Speakers

  • Professor Piet Eeckhout (Dean of UCL Faculty of Laws)
  • Dr Gracia Marìn Durán (Associate Professor in International Economic Law, UCL Faculty of Laws), and
  • Dr Ioanna Hadjiyianni (the author).

About the Author

Ioanna Hadjiyianni is a Lecturer at the Department of Law, University of Cyprus. Before joining UCY in January 2019, she was a Max Weber Postdoctoral Fellow at the European University Institute. She received her PhD from the Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London in June 2017. Prior to joining King’s, she was a Schuman trainee at the Committee on Petitions at the European Parliament in Brussels. Ioanna holds a Master of Laws (LLM) in Environmental Law and Policy from University College London and an LLB in English and European Law from Queen Mary University of London.

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