Imad Antoine Ibrahim

Research Associate

Imad Antoine Ibrahim is a Research Assistant at the Center for Law and Development, College of Law, Qatar University, a PhD Candidate in Law at the Institute of Law, Politics and Development (DIRPOLIS), Sant’ Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa, Italy & a Research Associate at gLAWcal – Global Law Initiative for Sustainable Development, Essex, United Kingdom. He is also a Non-Resident Research Fellow at the Center for Innovation in Gas Research and Utilization (CIGRU) &Institute of Water Security and Science (IWSS), West Virginia University,United States.

Imad Antoine Ibrahim is a Research Assistant at the Center for Law and Development, College of Law, Qatar University, a PhD Candidate in Law at the Institute of Law, Politics and Development (DIRPOLIS), Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa, Italy & a Research Associate at gLAWcal – Global Law Initiative for Sustainable Development, Essex, United Kingdom. He is also a Non-Resident Research Fellow at the Center for Innovation in Gas Research and Utilization (CIGRU) & Institute of Water Security and Science (IWSS), West Virginia University, United States. He has been working on global environmental issues from a legal perspective and their interplay with other fields such as emerging technologies for the last five to six years where he spent 3 of them working on European commission projects in China on topics related to Climate change, energy, and environmental protection. Through his research, he is also examining the interplay between Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) and new emerging technologies like Artificial Intelligence and Big Data; IPRs and climate change and technology transfer. He is currently involved in several projects related to natural resources management from a legal perspective in places such as South Africa, Iraq and China. Previously, he was a visiting researcher the Environmental Law Institute (ELI), Washington, DC, United States, a Junior Fellow in the Global Research Network Think Tank, United Kingdom, an Early Stage Researcher at the Dutch Research Institute for Transitions (DRIFT), Rotterdam, the Netherlands, a resident research fellow at the Center for United Nations Constitutional Research – CUNCR, Brussels, Belgium, an Energy policy expert at the Lebanese Oil & Gas Initiative – LOGI, Beirut Lebanon, an EU commission Marie Curie Fellow at Tsinghua University School of Law, THCEREL—Center for Environmental, Natural Resources & Energy Law, at the CRAES—Chinese Research Academy on Environmental Sciences in Beijing (China) and at the Business School, Research Center for Climate Change and Trade and at Beijing Normal University. He also worked as a researcher in several European and Italian institutes and universities such as the University Institute of European Studies (IUSE) and Università degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale, Novara. Imad was a trainee lawyer at the Jad Law Firm reviewing international conventions related to conventional energy. He holds a master in European Interdisciplinary Studies, from the College of Europe, Bruges, Belgium, and bachelor in law from the Lebanese University “Filiere Francophone de Droit”, Beirut, Lebanon.


Research Interests:
Natural Resources Law (Water, Energy, and food); International Public Law; climate change and Environmental Law; Technology Law (including Artificial Intelligence and Big Data) and Environmental Protection; International Trade (including Non-Trade Concerns) and Intellectual Property Rights; International Human Rights law; International Organizations; Financial Technology Law; Blockchain & European Union Law.

Publications

Journal Articles

Paolo Davide Farah & Imad Antoine Ibrahim, “Urgenda vs Juliana: Lessons for Future Climate Change Litigation Cases”, (2020) (Forthcoming).

Carl Bruch, Imad Antoine Ibrahim & Rachel Lerner, “Greenish, but with More Dimensions: A Framework for Identifying Binding Instruments of International Environmental Law”, 32 The Georgetown Environmental Law Review. 485-514 (2020).

Anthi Koskina, Paolo Davide Farah & Imad Antoine Ibrahim, “Trade in Clean Energy Technologies: Sliding from Protection to Protectionism Through Obligations for Technology Transfer in Climate Change Law, or Vice Versa?”, 13(2) Journal of World Energy Law & Business. 114-128 (Oxford University Press 2020).  

Imad Antoine Ibrahim, “Legal Implications of the Use of Big Data in the Transboundary Water Context”, 34(3) Water Resources Management. 1139-1153 (Springer 2020).

Imad Antoine Ibrahim, “Water governance in the Mekong after the Watercourses Convention 35th Ratification: Multilateral or Bilateral Approach?”, 36 (1) International Journal of Water Resources Development. 200-220 (Routledge 2020).  

Book Chapters

Imad Antoine Ibrahim, “The Importance of International Water Law to the Successful Implementation of the Belt and Road Initiative: Evidence from Central Asia”, In Giuseppe Martinico & Xueyan Wu (eds.), A Legal Analysis of the Belt and Road Initiative: Towards a New Silk Road? 145 – 169 (Palgrave Macmillan 2020).

Imad Antoine Ibrahim, “Water-Energy-Food Nexus and Groundwater: Can the Nexus Support the Sustainable Management of Transboundary Aquifers?” In Volker Mauerhofer, Daniela Rupo & Lara Tarquinio (eds.), Sustainability and Law: General and Specific Aspects 711-730 (Springer Nature 2020).

Imad Antoine Ibrahim, “Financing Projects for Improving Climate Change Resilience: The Cases of Djibouti and Yemen”, In Walter Leal Filho (ed), Handbook of Climate Change Resilience 1357 – 1375 (Springer 2020).

Imad Antoine Ibrahim & Sara Sánchez López, “Women and Girls in Water and Sanitation: A Social and Legal Perspective”, In Amal Qattan (ed), February 11 # Women and Girls in Science: For Socio-Economic Sustainable Development 309 – 324 (The Royal Academy of Science International Trust (RASIT) Publications 2020).  

Imad Ibrahim, Thomas Deleuil, Paolo Davide Farah, “国际气候变化体制下共同但有区别的责任原则”, In Paolo Davide Farah (ed.), 中国在国际经济法中对非贸易关切的影响 (2017).

Imad Ibrahim, Thomas Deleuil, Paolo Davide Farah, “The Principle of Common But Differentiated Responsibilities in the International Regime of Climate Change”, In Paolo Davide Farah, Elena Cima (eds), china’s influence on non-trade concerns in international economic law 146 – 157 (Routledge 2016).  

Reports

Tessa de Geus, Iryna Lunevich, Imad Ibrahim, Nena Bode & Rosie Robison, “Live Energy Policy Challenges: Questions for the Social Sciences & Humanities” 1-34 (Cambridge: Energy-SHIFTS; Feb. 2020).

Imad Antoine Ibrahim, “The Relevance of International Water Law to the Good Governance of Transboundary Water Resources in the Arab Region” 1-8 (Policy Brief No. 03; 1st El Hiwar Summer School on Euro-Arab relations: New Voices, New Ideas; European Institute of the Mediterranean; College of Europe and European Union; Feb. 2020).

Imad Antoine Ibrahim, “Impact of Climate Change on Water Resources of Lebanon: The Way Forward” 1-5 (International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN); World Commission on Environmental Law (WCEL); Climate Change Specialist Group Country Report Series: Lebanon, Oct. 2019).  

Conferences, seminars, workshops, and interviews


Paper Presenter/ Speaker / Interviewer/ Expert invited at the following conferences:

July. 16, 2020: The 26th International Sustainable Development Research Society Conference: “Sustainability in Transforming Societies”, organized by the International Sustainable Development Research Society (ISDRS).

July. 14, 2020: PhD Workshop organized the International Sustainable Development Research Society (ISDRS), Budapest, Hungary.

July. 14, 2020: Connect & Kick Off Meeting of the EuroMeSCo Joint Study Group on Post-Covid-19 EU-MENA-Africa, organized by EuroMeSCo (the Euro-Mediterranean Study Commission).

Nov. 29, 2019: Ceci N’est pas un Paper Conference, organized by Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa, Italy.

Nov. 8, 2019: Intergenerational Dialogue on Water and Peace at the Palais des Nations –Geneva during the Geneva Peace Week.

Nov. 5, 2019: Annual Joint Workshop in Legal Studies, organized by the European University Institute and Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Florence, Italy.

Sep. 19-20, 2019: World Water Development Report 2021 (WWDR 2021) inception meeting convened by the World Water Assessment Program (UNESCO WWAP) in Perugia, Italy on the topic of valuing water.

Sep. 12, 2019: The Reality and Rhetoric of Sovereignty in Relation to Natural Resources, Environment, Trade and Development conference, ESIL Interest Group on International Environmental Law, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece.

Sep. 11, 2019: “States, Corporations and Commons: Dissonance and Accord” Conference, at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.

Sep. 10, 2019: “State Sovereignty, Climate Policy and Dispute Resolution in Environmental Law” Conference, at FON University, Skopje, Rep of North Macedonia.

Aug. 25, 2019: Conducting an interview in the framework of young water professionals at the World Water Week, in Stockholm, Sweden under the title “The voice of experience speaking about career prospects”.

Apr. 25, 2019:  Ice Law Project Final Conference. Project on Indeterminate and Changing Environments: Law, the Anthropocene, and the World, held the University of Durham, UK.  

Dec. 13, 2018: 8th International Conference on Information Law and Ethics organized by the University of Antwerp, Belgium.

Nov. 16, 2018: Conference: L’impact du changement climatique sur les services d’eau et d’assainissement au Liban, organized by LEWAB, pS-EAU, Agence de L’eau and Agence Francaise de Development, Lyon, France.

Nov. 6, 2018: Annual Joint Workshop in Legal Studies, organized by the European University Institute and Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa, Italy.

Oct. 25-26, 2018: Tendencies in Legal Approaches and Instruments for the Protection of Ecological Systems Conference, organized by Aarhus University, Denmark.

Oct. 12, 2018: Law via the Internet Conference 2018: Knowledge of the Law in the Big Data Age, held in Florence, Italy.

July. 18, 2018: Climate Justice Seminar 2018 – Corfu and Vitsa, Greece organized by the Center for United Nations Constitutional Research (Brussels, Belgium).

May. 8, 2018: IV STALS Doctoral Workshop, STALS (Sant’Anna Legal Studies) seminars, Within the Jean Monnet Module “Eur. Publ. ius- European Public Law-ius”, held at Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa, Italy.

Apr. 25, 2018: 10th Annual Postgraduate Research Symposium on Environmental Law, held at the School of Law, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland.

Jan. 4, 2018: Workshop on the Pros and Cons of a Career in International Law, held at the Lebanese University, Filière Francophone de Droit”, Beirut, Lebanon.

Aug. 12, 2016: Workshop on Understanding the Past to Face Contemporary Challenges: Liberalism Today through a Historical and Comparative Perspective, held at Beijing Foreign Studies University, Beijing (China).

Aug. 11, 2016: Workshop on Global Energy and Environmental Cooperation in Between Europe and China, held at Beijing Foreign Studies University, Beijing (China).

Aug. 20-24, 2015: Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations (HPAIR) 2015 Workshop on “Confronting Asia’s Development Challenges through Innovation”, held in Manila, Philippines.

Aug. 10, 2015: Workshop on Energy & Renewable Industries and Environmental Protection in Europe and China, held at Peking University School of Government, Beijing (China).

Last Update: April 2022

  • Natural Resources Law (Water, Energy, and Food)
  • International Public Law
  • Climate Change and Environmental Law
  • Technology Law (including Artificial Intelligence and Big Data) and Environmental Protection
  • International Trade (including Non-Trade Concerns) and Intellectual Property Rights
  • International Human Rights law
  • International Organizations
  • Financial Technology Law
  • Blockchain & European Union Law

Trade in Clean Energy Technologies: Sliding from Protection to Protectionism through Obligations for Technology Transfer in Climate Change Law, or Vice Versa?

Koskina, Anthi, Farah, Paolo Davide and Ibrahim, Imad Antoine. “Trade in Clean Energy Technologies: Sliding from Protection to Protectionism through Obligations for Technology Transfer in Climate Change Law, or Vice Versa?” The Journal of World Energy Law & Business, 2020.

The Principle of Common But Differentiated Responsibilities in the International Regime of Climate Change

China’s Influence on Non-Trade Concerns in International Economic Law, Global Law and Sustainable Development Book Series, Routledge Publishing (New-York/London), ISBN 978-1-4094-4848-8, September 2016, pp. 146-157

The Principle of Common but Differentiated Responsibilities in the International Regime of Climate Change

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Paolo D. Farah and Elena Cima
China’s Influence on Non-Trade Concerns in International Economic Law