Climate Justice – A Voice for the Future tries to tackle the causes and effects of global injustice by methodically mapping out an approach by which to reach a negotiated consensus with legal force to protect present and future generations.  Using the law and policy of climate change as a vehicle for illustrating how to shape our future, the book refutes widely held contemporary views of climate justice as inconstant charitable acts, relative systemic notions and static concepts isolated from the common good and a congruent rule of law.  Dynamic normative interactivity occurs all the time because the separation angle between the fractals of human dignity, human security and human rights that bound the legal system results in an undefined number of interconnecting norms.  The mission of guaranteeing and realizing human dignity, human security and human rights is multi-fold.  Looking through the lens of kaleidoscopic normativity, an extensible language anchored in common juridical elements should facilitate how norms enter the socio-legal frame and interact within it.  Users need to be able to display and interpret the congruent legal norm in order to obey and apply it.  Galvanising this process by constitutionalizing first principles and consequential norms is vital for attaining fraternity between nations and among all people.  The book is written for all those genuinely interested in reaching consensus on a post-2015 global climate accord, a unified development agenda and a cohesive pact for disaster-risk reduction. 

Chapters in Books

The Rule of Law and the Implementation of an Economic Acquis Communautaire in Sub Saharan Africa: Legal Challenges for the East African Community; in Herrmann, Christoph; Terhechte, Jörg Philipp (Eds.); European Yearbook of International Economic Law (EYIEL), Vol. 3 (2012); at 485.

Economic Partnership Agreements: Reducing Poverty Through Enhancing Regional Integration Between the ACP and the EU ; Book Chapter: Africa on a Global Stage, Tanya Lyons and Geralyn Pye (Eds.), (Africa World Press Inc. January 2006). Chapter 7; pp. 125 – 150.

Articles and Monographs

In Search of Coherency in Negotiating Post-2015 International Climate, Development and Disaster Risk Reduction Agreements;  Fordham Environmental Law Review, Vol 25, 2014, 706-731.
This article argues for legitimizing and realizing a coherent normative and principled approach to negotiating post-2015 agreements for climate justice, sustainable development and disaster risk reduction. A principled approach, rather than a relative transformative or chaotic approach, is just as essential for outcome responsibility as it is for input responsibility. Responses to human suffering (injustices related to climate change, poverty and “natural” disasters) not only involve individual concerns, the environment or policy: they concern of a law of people founded on human dignity and oriented toward fraternity. The article frames the linkages between climate justice, development and disaster risk reduction around a common purpose (how to guarantee and give effect to our duty to protect present and future generations). It considers the normative aspects of negotiating a collective response when dynamic norms link intrinsically, have no precise static causal link and no legal chain of causation, but require consideration in a cohesive context if there is to be coherency between otherwise diverse and disparate human rights approaches to negotiating post-2015 accords with legal force that apply to all.
(This paper was accepted in July 2013 for presentation to the ISCH COST Action IS1101, Climate Change and Migration: Knowledge, Law and Policy, and Theory: Working Group II: Law and Policy Second Workshop on “Climate Migrants”, held 18 October 2013, University of Macedonia / University of Aristotle, Thessaloniki, Greece).

How Much Do We Owe Future Generations? Environmental Policy and Law, Vol. 43, Issue 6, 2013.
The UNFCCC COP should re-evaluate cost-benefit-analysis and consider adopting a first principles approach to protect future generations in light of deep uncertainty. This paper argues for a type of “equitable efficiency” or “first principles efficiency” that exists when a dynamic first principles approach is used to produce an extra unit of a “duty to protect” humankind. Antitrust tools could be used to trigger “distributing” a dynamic package of first principles and consequential norms fairly.

International Climate Law and the Protection of Persons in the Event of Disasters; New Zealand Journal of Public and International Law, Vol. 11, Issue 2, 2013.
This article is about natural disasters and international law. The paper proposes a cohesive approach and framework for structured dialogue that could feed into negotiating post-2015 climate, disaster risk reduction and development agreements. It begins by defining “natural disaster”. It highlights the increasing intensity and frequency of natural disasters and considers the implications in terms of loss and damage. The paper reflects on a range of actions for dealing with natural disasters and the law relating to those actions. It discusses developments in insurance mechanisms, disaster response laws, the Hyogo Framework, and the work of the International Law Commission on the protection of persons in the event of disasters. It then leverages the findings to develop a unified process/approach/model. In doing so, the paper shows how international legal norms may protect us from natural disasters.

The Right to Know and the Duty to Disclose: A Pathway to Procedural Equity within a Constitutional Model of Climate Justice; Pace Environmental Law Review. Vol. 30, Issue 1, Fall 2012.

Climate Justice: A Constitutional Approach to Unify the Lex Specialis Principles of International Climate Law; Utrecht Law Review. Vol. 8, Issue 3, November 2012; Special Issue on Complexity and Flexibility in Environmental Law.

Challenges of Incorporating the Economic Acquis Communautaire of the East African Community in a New Common Market. Society of International Economic Law (SIEL), Second Biennial Global Conference, University of Barcelona, July 8-10, 2010.

Special and Differential Treatment: The Legitimacy of a Cultural Dialectic, The International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, Vol. 2, Issue 5, 2006, pp.119-136.

Le Commerce des Services : un volet prioritaire au développement à Madagascar, MICDSP, MadaCommerce, Bulletin d'information sur le commerce multilatéral, Bulletin no : 1 , Secteur Services , août 2006, pp 1-8.

Un aperçu général sur le secteur des services à Madagascar : un esprit régional à l'avenir, MICDSP, MadaCommerce, Bulletin d'information sur le commerce multilatéral, Bulletin no : 2 , Secteur Services , août 2006, pp 1-9.

L'AGCS : De quoi s'agit-il ? Les Atouts et les Dérives pour Madagascar, MICDSP, MadaCommerce, Bulletin d'information sur le commerce multilatéral, Bulletin no : 3 , Secteur Services , août 2006, pp 1-10.

On Vous Ecoute : un mini sondage sur les négociations dans le domaine des services, MICDSP, MadaCommerce, Bulletin d'information sur le commerce multilatéral, Bulletin no : 4 , Secteur Services , août 2006, pp 1-5.

Comment avancer le Commerce des Services pour que le développement à Madagascar soit dynamisé ?, MICDSP, MadaCommerce, Bulletin d'information sur le commerce multilatéral, Bulletin no : 5 , Secteur Services , août 2006, pp 1-11.

Hong Kong; Organisation Mondiale du Commerce: Y a-t-il un Droit Économique de l’Homme pour le Groupe Africain? (Afriqu’Essor, No 0007, Décembre 2005).

Regional Implications for the ACP-EU Economic Partnership Agreements; The Global Trade Negotiations Center for International Development, Harvard University; 30 August 2003.

Maximizing the Mix; Colmar Brunton Research, New Zealand, 1993 (with Neave D). (A research publication analyzing how to market Telecommunications Services).

Bits & Bytes, New Zealand IT/Telecoms Journal, series of articles 1993/1994, e.g: Towards the Real Information Age – Photonics and Broadband ISDN; Bits & Bytes, New Zealand, March 1993. p 23-24.

ISDN and Application Interfaces for Distance Learning; Working Paper prepared for the Telecommunications Users Association of New Zealand (TUANZ); New Zealand, 1992.

Emergence of Integrated Technologies - Impacts on the Business Environment of Information Platforms - Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence, B-ISDN, and Mobility ; Working Paper prepared for the Telecommunications Users Association of New Zealand (TUANZ); New Zealand, 1992.

Structural Reform within the American Telecommunications Industry; Working Paper prepared for the Telecommunications Users Association of Zealand (TUANZ); New Zealand, 1992.

Delivered numerous other seminars & working papers in the Private & NGO sector: Inter-personal skills, Negotiation in Emerging Markets, Mediation, Corporate Governance, Economic Modelling, Competition & Industrial Policy; 1991- present.