1.PhD Title: Sovereignty Over Natural Resources in Light of Energy Liberalisation – Perspectives of International and Constitutional Law
«This PhD will be supervised within the School of Law’s prestigious Centre for Private International Law. However, candidates need not focus exclusively or primarily on the private international law aspects of the project, provided that the precise focus of research falls within the parameters set out in the above paragraph.»
2.PhD Title: Sovereignty Over Natural Resources in Light of Energy Liberalisation – Perspectives of International and Constitutional Law
«In order to be successful, the research will require combining a number of perspectives, ranging from energy law in a narrow sense to the law of property and investment protection as well as aspects of international and domestic human rights and environmental law. At the same time, the candidate should be willing to work in an interdisciplinary fashion, as the analysis may draw important insight from neighbouring disciplines such as philosophy, anthropology, social science or economics.
In a wider sense, the research is expected to generate at least some tentative conclusions as to how emerging economies, in opening their energy markets towards foreign partners, might strike the right balance between energy autonomy and cooperation, in particular vis-à-vis fully industrialized nations.»
3.PhD Title: Power, Money and Technology : The Relationship between TRIPS and International Investment Law
«The relationship between TRIPS, WTO dispute settlement, sharing of technology to meet public needs and investor state arbitration is under explored. This PhD project will involve a critical analysis of the relationship between TRIPS, international investment instruments and their dispute resolution frameworks. The research will engage with primary and secondary legal sources and policy documents. Further, depending on the interest and expertise of the successful applicant, there could also be empirical research. The PhD project will develop an argument for combining issues explored by the two fields within the existing legal framework, and, if this is considered necessary, to develop a new means of balancing these competing perspectives – all to ensure a more holistic approach to investment, technology and the public interest. »
Source : University of Aberdeen