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Climate Change Litigation InitiativeNew Zealand

Caroline Foster

Dr Foster’s current book project investigates the development of global regulatory standards in international disputes with a focus on disputes relating to the environment and human health. The project is supported by a grant from the Royal Society of New Zealand and will be published in 2021. Dr. Foster’s previous monograph Science, Proof and Precaution in International Courts and Tribunals: Expert Evidence, Burden of Proof and Finality (Cambridge University Press, 2011/2013) was cited by Judges Simma and Al-Khasawneh in the International Court of Justice in the Case Concerning Pulp Mills (Argentina v Uruguay) and by Japan in Whaling in the Antarctic (Australia v Japan). Her wider research interests include international environmental law and harm to shared resources; oceans issues; trade and environment; science and international law; public interests and private actors in international law; international dispute settlement and public international law in general. Dr. Foster took her PhD from the University of Cambridge in 2003. Prior to this she worked as a legal and policy advisor with the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs, having graduated from the Andres Bello Diplomatic Academy of Chile as a foreign diplomat in 1993.