Dr Richard Caddell is a Senior Lecturer in Law at Cardiff University, where he teaches a number of courses in Maritime Law, as well as Media Law and Contract Law, and is Convenor of the LLM Programme in Shipping Law. Richard previously held academic positions at Bangor University, the Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law at Swansea University and the Netherlands Institute for the Law of the Sea, Utrecht University. He was educated at Cardiff University, completing his PhD in 2009 on the international regulation of cetaceans (whales, dolphins and porpoises).
Richard's primary research interests lie in the law of the sea, international environmental law and human rights, with a particular emphasis on biodiversity conservation, marine environmental regulation, fisheries governance, energy law and Polar law. He regularly acts as a legal advisor to national governments, inter-governmental bodies and NGOs on environmental and marine issues. Richard is currently undertaking a series of research projects on the legal impacts of shifting species distributions arising from climate change, the protection of marine mammals and migratory species, fisheries implications of Brexit, and Polar regulation. He is the co-editor of Strengthening International Fisheries Law in an Era of Changing Oceans (Hart, 2019 – with Erik J. Molenaar), Shipping, Law and the Marine Environment in the Twenty-first Century (Lawtext, 2013 – with Rhidian Thomas) and four editions of Blackstone’s Statutes on Media Law (Oxford University Press, 2006, 2008. 2010, 2013 – with Howard Johnson). Richard also serves on the editorial boards of the Yearbook of International Environmental Law, the Review of European, Comparative and International Environmental Law, the Journal of International Wildlife Law and Policy and Communications Law.
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