dhr. mr. dr. R.J.M. (René) Lefeber

Internationaal milieurecht
  • Faculteit der Rechtsgeleerdheid
  • Bezoekadres
    Oudemanhuispoort
    Oudemanhuispoort 4-6  Amsterdam
  • Postadres:
    Oudemanhuispoort  4-6
    1012 CN  Amsterdam
  • R.J.M.Lefeber@uva.nl

Research

René Lefeber focuses in his research on liability for environmental damage, compliance with international environmental law and the sustainable management of international areas.
 

The main environmental aspects of his research are climate change and the use of advanced technologies. During his career, he has gained extensive international practical experience as a chairman of multilateral negotiations on damage caused by biotechnology, and by his memberships of international committees that have been established to secure compliance with multilateral environmental agreements as well as by his representation of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in intergovernmental negotiations on the management of international areas.

Curriculum vitae

René Lefeber studied at Leiden University andreceived his doctorate in law in 1996 for his thesis entitled   Transboundary Environmental Interference and the Origin of State Liability   at the University of Amsterdam .

Since 2000, René Lefeber works as legal counsel at the International Law Division of the Directorate of Legal Affairs of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs. René Lefeber advises the Netherlands Government on international law, including international environmental law, and represents the Kingdom of the Netherlands in intergovernmental negotiations as well as national and international judicial procedures.
From 1994 until 2000, he worked as legal officer for the Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment and the Ministry of Economic Affairs.  Before he joined those Ministries, he worked as a lecturer in the field of Law of International Organizations at Leiden University and in the field of International Law at the University of Amsterdam. 
René Lefeber has been Professor of International Environmental Law at ACELS since 2008. He has been a visiting professor at the University of London (1993-2004), the United Nations University (2010), and the University of Melbourne (2012).

2014

  • Lefeber, R. (2014). The legal significance of the Supplementary Protocol: the result of a paradigm evolution. In A. Shibata (Ed.), International liability regime for biodiversity damage: the Nagoya-Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol. (pp. 73-91). (Routledge research in international environmental law). London, New York: Routledge. [details]
  • Lefeber, R., & Nieto Carrasco, J. (2014). Negotiating the Supplementary Protocol: the co-chairs' perspective. In A. Shibata (Ed.), International liability regime for biodiversity damage: the Nagoya-Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol. (pp. 52-70). (Routledge research in international environmental law). London, New York: Routledge. [details]

2013

  • Lefeber, R. (2013). Marine Scientific Research in the Antarctic Treaty System. In E. J. Molenaar, A. G. Oude Elferink, & D. R. Rothwell (Eds.), The law of the sea and the polar regions: interactions between global and regional regimes. (pp. 323-341). (Publications on ocean development; No. 76). Leiden: Nijhoff. DOI: 10.1163/9789004255210_015 [details]

2012

  • Lefeber, R. (2012). Climate Change and State Responsibility. In R. Rayfuse, & S. V. Scott (Eds.), International law in the era of climate change. (pp. 321-349). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. DOI: 10.4337/9781781006085.00024 [details]
  • Lefeber, R., & Oberthür, S. (2012). Key features of the Kyoto Protocol's compliance system. In J. Brunnée, M. Doelle, & L. Rajamani (Eds.), Promoting compliance in an evolving climate regime. (pp. 77-101). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [details / files]
  • Oberthür, S., & Lefeber, R. (2012). Das System der Erfüllungskontrolle des Kyoto-Protokolls: eine Bestandsaufnahme nach sechs Jahren Praxis. Archiv des Völkerrechts, 50(4), 420-449. DOI: 10.1628/000389212805292126 [details] [PDF]

2011

  • Hufler, C., & Lefeber, R. (2011). Our heritage is our future: humankind’s responsibility for food security. In C. Frison, F. López, & J. T. Esquinas-Alcázar (Eds.), Plant genetic resources and food security: stakeholder perspectives on the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture. (pp. 237-248). (Issues in agricultural biodiversity). London: Earthscan [etc.]. [details / files]
  • Oberthür, S., & Lefeber, R. (2011). The experience of the first five years of the Kyoto Protocol's compliance system. UNEP course series, 10, 65-93. [details]

2010

  • Oberthür, S., & Lefeber, R. (2010). Holding countries to account: the Kyoto Protocol’s compliance system revisited after four years of experience. Climate Law, 1(1), 133-158. DOI: 10.3233/CL-2010-006 [details]

2008

  • Hindman, A., & Lefeber, R. (2008). General developments. International/civil liability and compensation. Yearbook of International Environmental Law, 19, 214-222. DOI: 10.1093/yiel/19.1.207 [details]

2010

  • Lefeber, R. (2010). De doorwerking van multilaterale milieuverdragen in nationale rechtsordes. In M. N. Boeve, & R. Uylenburg (Eds.), Kansen in het omgevingsrecht: opstellen aangeboden aan N.S.J. Koeman bij zijn afscheid van het Centrum voor Milieurecht. (pp. 227-243). Groningen: Europa Law Publishing. [details]

2009

  • Lefeber, R. (2009). An inconvenient responsibility. Utrecht: Eleven. [details / files]
  • Lefeber, R. (2009). Ongemakkelijke kansen in de poolgebieden. In A. G. Oude Elferink, & R. Lefeber (Eds.), Afkoeling na opwarming: het poolrecht onder druk?. (pp. 51-96). (Mededelingen van de Nederlandse Vereniging voor Internationaal Recht; No. 137). Den Haag: T.M.C. Asser Press. [details]
  • Lefeber, R. (2009). The practice of the Compliance Committee under the Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (2006-2007). In T. Treves, L. Pineschi, A. Tanzi, C. Pitea, C. Ragni, & F. Romanin Jacur (Eds.), Non-compliance procedures and mechanisms and the effectiveness of international environmental agreements. (pp. 303-317). The Hague: T.M.C. Asser Press. [details]

2013

  • Lefeber, R., & Pulles, T. (2013). Warming Up: succesvolle warming up om klimaatverandering te bestrijden lijkt valse start. Milieu & Recht, 40(8), 561-566. [70]. [details]

2010

  • Lefeber, R. (2010). De klimaatrechter: hope for a change. Fiat Justitia. Magazine van de Juridische Faculteitsvereniging Rotterdam, 22(3), 26-29. [details]

2009

  • Lefeber, R. (2009). Een ongemakkelijke verantwoordelijkheid. (Oratiereeks / Faculteit der Rechtsgeleerdheid). Amsterdam: Vossiuspers UvA. [details]
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