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Professor Ceri Warnock

LLB(Hons)(Cardiff) LLM(Auck) MSt DPhil(Oxon)

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Contact

Tel +64 3 479 8863
Office 7th Floor – 7C23
Email ceri.warnock@otago.ac.nz

Appointments for exchange students are available during semester time on Thursday mornings (in Semester 1 from 9am to 11am and in Semester 2 from 11am to 1pm). Please e-mail Professor Warnock for an appointment.

Teaching

Ceri course manages and teaches Resource Management Law, Energy Law and LAWS101 The Legal System, and also contributes teaching to Public Law and Inter-disciplinary Aspects of Climate Change.

Research interests

Ceri's primary research concerns environmental constitutionalism and explores in particular the impact of modern governmental ordering on theories for environmental adjudication.

She was the recipient of the 2014 ‘New Zealand Law Foundation International Research Fellowship – Te Manatū a Ture o Aotearoa Te Karahipi Rangahau Ā Taiao’ for her work into legitimacy and specialist environment courts and tribunals. Outputs from that research project have been published in the Journal of Environmental Law, Public Law, Legal Studies, and in a monograph entitled 'Environmental Courts and Tribunals: Powers, Integrity and the Search for Legitimacy' (Hart Bloomsbury, 2020). The book she wrote with Maree Baker-Galloway, 'Focus on Resource Management Law' (LexisNexis, 2015), won the Resource Management Law Association award for excellence in publications.

Ceri gave the Salmon Lecture in 2018 and spoke on the topic of ‘Environment and the Law: the Normative Force of Context’.

Background

Ceri has been a visiting lecturer at Kings College London, tutored at Hertford College, University of Oxford and prior to joining the Faculty of Law at Otago in 2006 practiced as a barrister in England and Wales.

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Publications

Warnock, C. (2021). Environmental courts and tribunals: Powers, integrity and the search for legitimacy. Oxford, UK: Hart Publishing, 224p.

Hook, M., Warnock, C., Allan, B., & Pirini, M. (2021). Tort to the environment: A stretch too far or a simple step forward? Smith v Fonterra Co-operative Group Ltd and Others [2020] NZHC 419. Journal of Environmental Law. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1093/jel/eqaa032

Warnock, C. (2020). Environment and the law: The normative force of context and constitutional challenges. Journal of Environmental Law, 32, 365-389. doi: 10.1093/jel/eqaa007

Warnock, C. (2018). Global atmospheric pollution: Climate change and ozone. In P. Salmon & D. Grinlinton (Eds.), Environmental law in New Zealand. (2nd ed.) (pp. 837-882). Wellington, New Zealand: Reuters.

Warnock, C., & Pedersen, O. W. (2017). Environmental adjudication: Mapping the spectrum and identifying the fulcrum. Public Law, 4, 643-666.

Warnock, C. (2021). Environmental courts and tribunals: Powers, integrity and the search for legitimacy. Oxford, UK: Hart Publishing, 224p.

Authored Book - Research

Hook, M., Warnock, C., Allan, B., & Pirini, M. (2021). Tort to the environment: A stretch too far or a simple step forward? Smith v Fonterra Co-operative Group Ltd and Others [2020] NZHC 419. Journal of Environmental Law. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1093/jel/eqaa032

Journal - Research Article

Warnock, C. (2020). Environment and the law: The normative force of context and constitutional challenges. Journal of Environmental Law, 32, 365-389. doi: 10.1093/jel/eqaa007

Journal - Research Article

Warnock, C. (2018). Global atmospheric pollution: Climate change and ozone. In P. Salmon & D. Grinlinton (Eds.), Environmental law in New Zealand. (2nd ed.) (pp. 837-882). Wellington, New Zealand: Reuters.

Chapter in Book - Other

Warnock, C., & Pedersen, O. W. (2017). Environmental adjudication: Mapping the spectrum and identifying the fulcrum. Public Law, 4, 643-666.

Journal - Research Article

Warnock, C. (2018). Air pollution in New Zealand. In P. Salmon & D. Grinlinton (Eds.), Environmental law in New Zealand. (2nd ed.) (pp. 883-907). Wellington, New Zealand: Reuters.

Chapter in Book - Other

Warnock, C., & de Silva, K. (2018). Compliance and enforcement. In P. Salmon & D. Grinlinton (Eds.), Environmental law in New Zealand. (2nd ed.) (pp. 1031-1101). Wellington, New Zealand: Reuters.

Chapter in Book - Other

Warnock, C. (2017). Reconceptualising specialist environment courts and tribunals. Legal Studies, 37(3), 391-417. doi: 10.1111/lest.12161

Journal - Research Article

Warnock, C. (2018). Deep seabed and ocean floor. Yearbook of International Environmental Law, 29, 161-169. doi: 10.1093/yiel/yvz024

Journal - Research Article

Warnock, C. (2017). Deep seabed and ocean floor. Yearbook of International Environmental Law, 28, 165-174. doi: 10.1093/yiel/yvy040

Journal - Research Article

Warnock, C. (2017). Human rights and the environment. In M. Bedggood, K. Gledhill & I. McIntosh (Eds.), International human rights law in Aotearoa New Zealand. (pp. 1041-1105). Wellington, New Zealand: Thomson Reuters.

Chapter in Book - Research

Newhook, L., & Warnock, C. (Eds.). (2017). Environmental Law & Management, 29(2-3) [Special issue: Symposium on Environmental Adjudication in the 21st Century]. [Guest Editors].

Other - Edited Journal

Warnock, C. (2016). Differing conceptions of environmental democracy in New Zealand resource management law. Australian Environment Review, 31(7), 253-257.

Journal - Research Article

Warnock, C., & Baker-Galloway, M. (2015). Focus on resource management law. Wellington, New Zealand: LexisNexis, 339p.

Authored Book - Research

Warnock, C. (2015). Air pollution in New Zealand. In P. Salmon & D. Grinlinton (Eds.), Environmental law in New Zealand. (pp. 831-854). Wellington, New Zealand: Thomson Reuters.

Chapter in Book - Research

Warnock, C., & de Silva, K. (2015). Compliance and enforcement. In P. Salmon & D. Grinlinton (Eds.), Environmental law in New Zealand. (pp. 977-1038). Wellington, New Zealand: Thomson Reuters.

Chapter in Book - Research

Warnock, C. (2015). Global atmospheric pollution: Climate change and ozone. In P. Salmon & D. Grinlinton (Eds.), Environmental law in New Zealand. (pp. 789-830). Wellington, New Zealand: Thomson Reuters.

Chapter in Book - Research

Warnock,C. (2015). The Urgenda decision: Balanced constitutionalism in the face of climate change?. Oxford University Press Blog. Retrieved from http://blog.oup.com/2015/07/urgenda-netherlands-climate-change/. [Online Forum].

Other Research Output

Warnock, C. (2014). Reconceptualising the role of the New Zealand Environment Court. Journal of Environmental Law, 26(3), 507-518. doi: 10.1093/jel/equ030

Journal - Research Article

Warnock, C., & Wheen, N. (2014). Introduction. In C. Warnock & N. Wheen (Eds.), Environmental legislation handbook 2014. (pp. 2-28). Wellington, New Zealand: Thomson Reuters.

Chapter in Book - Research

Warnock, C. (2014). Environmental Defence Society Inc v Marlborough District Council (the “King Salmon” case) [Student companion]. New Zealand Law Journal, 5, 181-182.

Journal - Research Other

Warnock, C. (2014). Petroleum development: Excluding the public. IUCN Academy of Environmental Law eJournal, 5, 36-39.

Journal - Research Article

Warnock, C. (2011). Understanding the objective: Psychological effects in environmental decision-making. New Zealand Universities Law Review, 24(4), 574-595.

Journal - Research Article

Warnock, C., & Wheen, N. (2008). Climate change, wildlife movement and the law: A case study from New Zealand. Commonwealth Law Bulletin, 34(3), 527-550. doi: 10.1080/03050710802038379

Journal - Research Article

Warnock, A. C. (2007). Small Island Developing States of the pacific and climate change: Adaptation and alternatives. New Zealand Yearbook of International Law, 4, 247-286.

Journal - Research Article

Warnock, A. C., & Warnock, C. G. (2009). The role of sustainable buildings in climate change mitigation. In W. L. Filho & F. Mannke (Eds.), Interdisciplinary aspects of climate change. (pp. 183-207). Frankfurt, Germany: Peter Lang.

Chapter in Book - Research

Warnock, C. (2011). Regulating the environmental impact of oil and gas activities in the exclusive economic zone and extended continental shelf. Resource Management Bulletin, 9(7), 76-79.

Journal - Research Article

Warnock, C. (2010). Affordable housing: AH:ETA RIP? New Zealand Law Journal, 5, 165.

Journal - Research Article

Warnock, A. C. (2007). An overview of integrating instruments to achieve sustainable construction and buildings. Management of Environmental Quality, 18(4), 427-441. doi: 10.1108/14777830710753820

Journal - Research Article

Warnock, C. (2006). Greenhouse gases and climate change: Relevance to discharge permit application [Editorial]. Resource Management Bulletin, 6, 191-193.

Journal - Research Other

Warnock, C. (2015). Deep seabed and ocean floor. Yearbook of International Environmental Law, 25(1), 243-250. doi: 10.1093/yiel/yvv013

Journal - Research Article

Warnock, C. (2016). Critical reflections on ownership. Commonwealth Law Bulletin, 42(1), 151-154. doi: 10.1080/03050718.2015.1113885

Journal - Research Other

Warnock, C., & Suszko, A. (2013). Butterworths student companion: Resource management (2nd ed.). Wellington, New Zealand: LexisNexis, 173p.

Authored Book - Research

Warnock, C. (2013). World heritage sites and sustainable development: The vase of the Western Ghats. Journal of the Indian Law Institute, 55(3), 327-345.

Journal - Research Article

Warnock, C. (2012). An "undesirable trading situation". New Zealand Law Journal, 5, 153-155.

Journal - Research Article

Warnock, C., & Wheen, N. (2012). Sex work in New Zealand: The re-importation of moral majoritarianism in regulating a decriminalized industry. Canadian Journal of Women & the Law, 24(2), 414-438. doi: 10.3138/cjwl.24.2.414

Journal - Research Article

Warnock, C. (2017). [Review of the book Environmental justice in India: The national green tribunal]. Asia Pacific Journal of Environmental Law, 20(1), 209-211. doi: 10.4337/apjel.2017.01.10

Journal - Research Other

Warnock, C. (2017). Summary of the proceedings. Environmental Law & Management, 29(2-3), 58-59.

Journal - Professional & Other Non-Research Articles

Warnock, C. (2013). [Review of the book Fiduciary duty and the atmospheric trust]. Commonwealth Law Bulletin, 39(3), 607-613. doi: 10.1080/03050718.2013.824177

Journal - Research Other

Warnock, C. (2012). Down v R [Case notes]. Resource Management Bulletin, 21, 133-134.

Journal - Research Other

Warnock, C. (2011). [Review of the book Compensation for environmental damages under international law: The role of the international judge]. New Zealand Yearbook of International Law, 9, 399-401.

Journal - Research Other

Warnock, C., & Wright, M. (2011). Measuring up: The proposed national “state of the environment” reporting system. Resource Management Bulletin, 9(8), 91-94.

Journal - Research Article

Warnock, A. C. (2010). [Review of the book A Substantive Environment Right: An Examination of the Legal Obligations of Decision-Makers towards the Environment]. Journal of Human Rights & the Environment, 1(2), 252-255. doi: 10.4337/jhre.2010.02.br1

Journal - Research Other

Warnock, C. (2010). District plans: Infinity Investment Group Holdings Ltd v Queenstown Lakes District Council [Case Notes]. Resource Management Bulletin, 8(13), 160-161.

Journal - Research Other

Warnock, C. (2008). International Environmental Law. New Zealand Yearbook of International Law, 6, 323.

Journal - Research Other

Warnock, C. (2007-2008). International environmental law. New Zealand Yearbook of International Law, 5, 212-216.

Journal - Research Article

Warnock, C. (2008). Palmerston North City Council v Dury. Resource Management Bulletin, (February), 109-111.

Journal - Research Other

Warnock, C. (2008). Uni Living Ltd v Christchurch City Council. Resource Management Bulletin, (February), 107-109.

Journal - Research Other

Warnock, C. (2007). [Review of the book Energy law and the environment]. Otago Law Review, 11(3), 523-525.

Journal - Research Other

Warnock, C. (2007). Electricity works: Fernwood Dairies Limited v Transpower New Zealand Limited. Resource Management Bulletin, 7, 45-48.

Journal - Research Other

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