Millicent McCreath

LLM (Law of the Sea), University of Tromsø, GDLP, ANU, LLB (Hons), UNSW, BA (Environmental Studies), UNSW

Scientia PhD Candidate

Millicent is a Scientia PhD candidate at UNSW Law. Her doctoral research is focussed on the protection of the marine environment, state responsibility, community interests and dispute settlement.

From 2017 to 2019 Millicent was a Research Associate with the Oceans Law and Policy Programme at the National University of Singapore Centre for International Law, where she remains affiliated as a Global Associate. While in Singapore Millicent conducted research on a broad range of law of the sea issues, with a particular focus on issues of relevance to the Asia-Pacific. In 2016 Millicent was Tipstaff (judicial clerk) to Justice Pain of the Land and Environment Court of New South Wales, and is admitted to practice as a solicitor in New South Wales.

Millicent holds the degrees of BA (Environmental Studies) and LLB (Hons) from UNSW and LLM (Law of the Sea) from the University of Tromsø, the Arctic University of Norway. She attended the Rhodes Academy of Ocean Law and Policy in 2017 where she was awarded the prize for the best written exam.

Areas of research

Law of the Sea, Public International Law, International Dispute Settlement, International Environmental Law

Supervisors

Rosemary Rayfuse, Natalie Klein, Jonathan Bonnitcha

Publications and presentations

Publications:

M McCreath, ‘The potential for UNCLOS climate change litigation to achieve effective mitigation outcomes’ in J Lin and D Kysar (eds), Climate Change Litigation in the Asia Pacific (Cambridge University Press 2020) (forthcoming)
D Freestone and M McCreath, ‘Climate change, the Anthropocene and ocean law: Mapping the issues’ in J McDonald, J McGee and R Barnes (eds), Edward Elgar Handbook on Climate Change, Oceans and Coasts (Edward Elgar 2020) (forthcoming)
M McCreath, ‘Enhancing compliance with shipping regulations for environmental protection in Antarctica’ (2020) 34 Ocean Yearbook 461-488
M McCreath and Z Scanlon, ‘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) 50(1) Ocean Development and International Law 1-22
M McCreath and Amber Maggio, ‘Introduction: Climate change and the law of the sea: Adapting the law of the sea to address the challenges of climate change’ (2019) 34(3) International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law 387-390
R Beckman, M McCreath, JA Roach and Z Sun (eds), High Seas Governance: Gaps and Challenges (Brill 2018)
M McCreath and Z Scanlon, ‘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
M McCreath, ‘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
M McCreath and L Brigham, ‘Challenges for the establishment of marine protected areas in response to Arctic marine operations and shipping’ in L Hildebrand, L Brigham and T Johansson (eds), Sustainable Shipping in a Changing Arctic (Springer 2018) 297-322
M McCreath, ‘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

Presentations:

'International legal framework for cooperation in East and Southeast Asia on the reduction of marine plastic pollution from land-based sources', presented at the Asian Society of International Law Regional Conference, Beijing, 13-14/10/18
'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’ presented at the International Law Association 78th Biennial Conference, Sydney, 18-24/08/18
'The potential for UNCLOS climate change litigation to achieve effective mitigation outcomes', presented at National University of Singapore – Yale Climate Change Litigation Scholarship Workshop, Singapore, 7-8/06/18
'Standing and State responsibility for breaches of UNCLOS environmental obligations: Access to compulsory binding procedures for marine pollution from land or international watercourses', poster presented at 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, 25-26/09/17
'Coastal State measures for environmental protection affecting transit passage and archipelagic sea lanes passage', presented at the 6th Biennial Conference of the Asian Society of International Law, Emerging Voices Panel, Seoul, 26/08/17
'Coastal State measures for environmental protection affecting transit passage and archipelagic sea lanes passage', presented at the 6th Biennial Conference of the Asian Society of International Law, Junior Scholars’ Workshop, Seoul, 24/08/17
'Burgeoning practice of Southeast Asian states to protect the marine environment from the effects of international shipping', presented at the 14th Asian Law Institute Conference, Manila, 18-19/05/17

Edited Books

McCreath M; Beckman R; Roach JA; Sun Z, (eds.), 2019, High Seas Governance, Brill | Nijhoff, http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004373303

Journal articles

McCreath M, 2020, 'Enhancing Compliance with Shipping Regulations for Environmental Protection in Antarctica', Ocean Yearbook Online, vol. 34, pp. 461 - 488, http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004426214_020

2019, 'Introduction: Climate Change and the Law of the Sea: Adapting the Law of the Sea to Address the Challenges of Climate Change', The International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law, vol. 34, pp. 387 - 390, http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/15718085-13431110

McCreath M; Scanlon Z, 2019, 'The Dispute Concerning the Delimitation of the Maritime Boundary Between Ghana and Cote d'Ivoire: Implications for the Law of the Sea', OCEAN DEVELOPMENT AND INTERNATIONAL LAW, vol. 50, pp. 1 - 22, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00908320.2018.1548425

McCreath M, 2018, '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, Centre for International Law, National University of Singapore, 13-14 March 2018.', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MARINE AND COASTAL LAW, vol. 33, pp. 836 - 846, http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/15718085-23330015

McCreath M; Scanlon Z, 2018, 'Prospects for the Future Use of ITLOS Ad Hoc Special Chambers after the Ghana/Cote d'Ivoire Case', LAW & PRACTICE OF INTERNATIONAL COURTS AND TRIBUNALS, vol. 17, pp. 309 - 334, http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/15718034-12341382

McCreath M, 2017, 'Burgeoning Practice of Southeast Asian States to Protect the Marine Environment from the Effects of International Shipping', Asia-Pacific Journal of Ocean Law and Policy, vol. 2, pp. 268 - 295, http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/24519391-00202005

Book Chapters

McCreath M; Brigham LW, 2018, 'Challenges for the Establishment of Marine Protected Areas in Response to Arctic Marine Operations and Shipping', in , Springer International Publishing, pp. 297 - 322, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-78425-0_17