Staff Profile:Chris Hilson
- Professor Chris Hilson
- Job Title:
Chris currently teaches the following courses:
- LLB: Tort, Environmental Law
- Vicky Bowyer (awarded 2002) LLM by research on Environmental Impact Assessment
- Tim Moorhead (awarded 2011) PhD, Values and Legal Order: The Institutional Role of the European Court of Justice
- Clemens Rieder (awarded 2012) PhD, Access to Health Services in EU Law
- Amy Jackson (awarded 2012) PhD, Critical Legal Pluralism and Veiling
- David Yuratich (awarded 2014) PhD, Democracy and the Court of Justice
- Congcong Xu (2014-) Law and climate geoengineering
- Vera Van Gool (2015-) Climate change and the precautionary principle
Head of School (1 August 2009 - 1 August 2014)
- Areas of Interest:
UK and EU Environmental Law and Policy; Law and Social Movements; Law and Climate Change; EU Law
- Research groups / Centres:
YNumber of items: 33.
- Hilson, C. (2016) Litigation against fracking bans and moratoriums in the US: exit, voice and loyalty. William & Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review, 40 (3). (In Press)
- Hilson, C. (2016) Environmental SLAPPs in the UK: threat or opportunity? Environmental Politics, 25 (2). pp. 248-267. ISSN 1743-8934 doi: 10.1080/09644016.2015.1105176
- Hilson, C. (2015) Framing fracking: which frames are heard in English planning and environmental policy and practice? Journal of Environmental Law, 27 (2). pp. 177-202. ISSN 1464-374X doi: 10.1093/jel/equ036
- Hilson, C. (2014) Unconventional gas and statutory climate duties: their significance for planning law in the UK. Journal of Planning and Environment Law, 2014 (9). pp. 952-960. ISSN 0307-4870
- Hilson, C. (2013) It's all about climate change, stupid! Exploring the relationship between environmental law and climate law. Journal of Environmental Law, 25 (3). pp. 359-370. ISSN 0952-8873 doi: 10.1093/jel/eqt019
- Hilson, C., (2013) The courts and social movements: two literatures and two methodologies. Center for the Study of Social Movements, University of Notre Dame, USA.
- Vanhala, L. and Hilson, C. (2013) Climate change litigation: symposium introduction. Law and Policy, 35 (3). pp. 141-149. ISSN 0265-8240 doi: 10.1111/lapo.12007
- Hilson, C. (2013) Common but differentiated responsibilities in EU climate change law: a case of double standards? In: Evans, M. and Koutrakos, P. (eds.) The international responsibility of the European Union: European and international perspectives. Hart, Oxford, pp. 275-293. ISBN 9781849463287
- Hilson, C. (2013) The margin of appreciation, domestic irregularity and domestic court rulings in ECHR environmental jurisprudence: Global legal pluralism in action. Global Constitutionalism, 2 (2). pp. 262-286. ISSN 2045-3825 doi: 10.1017/S2045381713000075
- Hilson, C. (2012) UK climate change litigation: between hard and soft framing. In: Farrall, S., Ahmed, T. and French, D. (eds.) Criminological and legal consequences of climate change. Oñati International Series in Law and Society (1). Hart Publishing, Oxford, pp. 47-61. ISBN 9781849461863
- Hilson, C. J. (2010) Climate change litigation: an explanatory approach (or bringing grievance back in). In: Fracchia, F. and Occhiena, M. (eds.) Climate change: la riposta del diritto. Editoriale Scientifica, 2010, pp. 421-436. ISBN 9788863422061
- Hilson, C. (2010) EU environmental solidarity and the ecological consumer: towards a republican citizenship. In: Ross, M. and Borgmann-Prebil, Y. (eds.) Promoting solidarity in the European Union. OUP, Oxford, UK, pp. 136-150. ISBN 9780199583188
- Hilson, C. (2009) Framing the local and the global in the anti-nuclear movement: Law and the politics of place. Journal of Law and Society, 36 (1). pp. 94-109. ISSN 0263-323X doi: 10.1111/j.1467-6478.2009.00458.x
- Hilson, C. (2009) Let's get physical: Civil liability and the perception of risk. Journal of Environmental Law, 21. pp. 33-57. ISSN 0952-8873 doi: 10.1093/jel/eqn027
- Hilson, C. (2009) Risk and the European convention on human rights: Towards a new approach. In: The Cambridge Yearbook of European Legal Studies 2008-2009. Hart Publishing 2009, pp. 353-375. ISBN 9781841139579
- Hilson, C. (2009) Toward a thicker constitutional patriotism? book review of Jan-Werner Müller: Constitutional Patriotism (Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2007). The Review of Politics, 71. pp. 159-162. ISSN 0034-6705 doi: 10.1017/S0034670509000230
- Hilson, C. (2008) Environmental citizenship. In: Cane, P. and Conaghan, P. C. a. J. (eds.) The New Oxford Companion to Law. Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 386-387. ISBN 9780199290543
- Hilson, C. (2008) Going local? EU law, localism and climate change. European Law Review, 33 (2). pp. 194-210. ISSN 0307-5400
- Hilson, C. (2008) Rights and principles in EU law: a distinction without foundation? Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law, 15 (2). pp. 193-215. ISSN 1023-263X
- Hilson, C. (2008) The unpatriotism of the economic constitution? Rights to free movement and their impact on national and European identity. European law Journal, 14 (2). pp. 182-202. ISSN 1351-5993 doi: 10.1111/j.1468-0386.2007.00410.x
- Hilson, C. (2007) Legitimacy and rights in the EU: questions of identity. Journal of European Public Policy, 14 (4). pp. 527-543. ISSN 1350-1763 doi: 10.1080/13501760701314334
- Hilson, C. (2007) Review of The Yearbook of European Environmental Law. Environmental Law Review, 4. pp. 72-74. ISSN 1461-4529
- Hilson, C. (2006) EU citizenship and the principle of affectedness. In: Bellamy, R., Castiglione, D. and Shaw, J. (eds.) Making European Citizens: Civic Inclusion in a Transnational Context. Palgrave, London, pp. 56-74. ISBN 9780333973776
- Hilson, C. (2006) Policies, the non-fetter principle and the principle of substantive legitimate expectations: Between a rock and a hard place? Judicial Review, 11 (4). pp. 289-293. ISSN 1085-4681
- Hilson, C. (2005) Beyond rationality? Judicial review and public concern in the EU and WTO. Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly, 56 (3). 320 - 341. ISSN 0029-3105
- Hilson, C. (2005) Information disclosure and the regulation of traded product risks. Journal of Environmental Law, 17 (3). pp. 305-322. ISSN 0952-8873 doi: 10.1093/jel/eqi031
- Hilson, C. (2005) The role of discretion in EC law on non-contractual liability. Common Market Law Review, 42 (3). 677 - 695. ISSN 0165-0750
- Hilson, C. (2004) Legality review of member state discretion under directives. In: Tridimas, T. and Nebbia, P. (eds.) European Union Law for the Twenty-First Century. Hart, Oxford, pp. 223-238. ISBN 9781841134567
- Hilson, C. (2004) Planning law and public perceptions of risk: Evidence of concern or concern based on evidence. Journal of Planning and Environment Law. pp. 1638-1648. ISSN 0307-4870
- Hilson, C. (2004) Review of Jans, J. (ed.), The European Convention and the Future of European Environmental Law, Europa Publishing, 2003. Common Market Law Review, 41. pp. 263-265. ISSN 0165-0750
- Hilson, C. (2004) What's in a right? The relationship between community, fundamental and citizenship rights in EU law. European Law Review, 29. pp. 636-651. ISSN 0307-5400
- Hilson, C. (2003) The Europeanisation of English administrative law: Judicial review and convergence. European Public Law, 9 (1). 125 - 145. ISSN 1354-3725
- Hilson, C. and French, D. (2003) Regulating GM products in the EU: Risk, precaution and international trade. In: Cardwell, M., Rodgers, C. and Grossman, M. (eds.) Agriculture and International Trade: Law, Policy and the WTO. CABI Publishing, Wallingford, 215 - 238. ISBN 9780851996639
- 'Balancing Human Rights, Environmental Protection, and International Trade - Lessons from the EU Experience by Emily Reid', book review, Yearbook of European Law 2015
'Full text' articles available
- 'Adjudicating the Future: Climate Change and the Rule of Law: A Review of Proceedings', September 2015, Walker Institute
- 'Who pays for climate change damages? A discussion of the Peruvian farmer vs RWE', Walker Institute, Comment
- 'It's All About Climate Change, Stupid! Exploring the Relationship Between Environmental Law and Climate Law' (2013) 25(3) Journal of Environmental Law 359-370
- "The Courts and Social Movements: Two Literatures and Two Methodologies", Mobilizing Ideas, 18 Feb 2013
- "Climate Change Litigation: An Explanatory Approach (Or Bringing Grievance Back In). ", In F Fracchia and M Occhiena (eds), Climate Change: La Riposta del Diritto, (Editoriale Scientifica, Naples 2010), 421-436. .
- "Risk And The European Convention On Human Rights : Toward A New Approach", The Cambridge Yearbook of European Legal Studies 2008-2009, Volume 11 (Hart Publishing 2009), 353-375.
- "Framing the Local and the Global in the Anti-Nuclear Movement: Law and the Politics of Place", (2009), 36(1) Journal of Law & Society, 94-109.
- "Let's Get Physical: Civil Liability and the Perception of Risk", (2009), Journal of Environmental Law, 21, 33-57 (doi:10.1093/jel/eqn027).
- 'Mapping Climate Change Adjudication', symposium on climate change adjudication, 'Adjudicating the Future: Climate Change & the Rule of Law', King's College London (and the FCO and Supreme Court), 17-19 September 2015.
- 'Litigation Against Fracking Bans and Moratoriums in the US: Exit, Voice and Loyalty', SLS Conference, University of York, 1 September 2015.
- 'The Curious Invisibility of Environmental Rights in the EU Legal Order', Council for European Studies conference, Paris, 9 July 2015.
- 'Litigation Against Fracking Bans and Moratoriums in the US: Exit, Voice and Loyalty', Work-in-Progress seminar, School of Law, University of Reading, 27 May 2015.
- Co-Chair (with Denise Huebner) and discussant for a panel, 'EU Law, Courts and Litigants: Litigation and Governance in a Supranational Polity', ECPR General Conference 2014, University of Glasgow 3-6 September 2014.
- 'The Curious Invisibility of Environmental Rights in the EU Legal Order', IPSA World Congress, Montreal, 19-24 July 2014
- Chris Hilson, 'Slapps in the UK', paper presented at workshop, 'Strategic Litigation: A Comparative Perspective' 29 November 2013, UCL, London.
- Chris Hilson, 'Fear of Fracking: Risk, Public Concern and the Law', 1st Annual Energy Law Business Forum, London, 5-6 November 2013.
- 'Critiquing Kitschelt: Litigation Levels and Opportunity Structures in Cross-National Focus', ECPR joint sessions of workshops, 'Mobilising Law', Mainz, 11-16 March 2013
- "SLAPPS in the UK: Closing or Creating Legal Opportunity", workshop on "Climate Change Litigation, Policy and Mobilization", British Academy, London, 26-27 April 2012.
- "SLAPPS in the UK", workshop "Activists on Trial: A Franco-British Dialogue", IEP, Rennes, 23-24 March 2012.
- "Common But Differentiated Responsibilities in EU Climate Change Law: A Case of Double Standards?", Bristol EC-International Law Forum, "International Responsibility: EU and International Perspectives", 12-13 May 2011, University of Bristol.
- "Domestic Standards and Domestic Court Rulings in the Environmental Jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights: Global Legal Pluralism in Action?", Workshop, "Changing Subjects: Rights, Remedies and Responsibilities of Individuals Under Global Legal Pluralism", EUI, Florence", 7 May 2011.
- "Climate Change Litigation: An Explanatory Approach (Or Bringing Grievance Back In)", Climate Change Conference, Bocconi University, Milan, 19 November 2010.
- "Climate Change Litigation: A Social Movement Perspective", Workshop on Legal and Criminological Consequences of Climate Change, IISL, Onati, Spain, 29-30 April 2010.
- A full list of publications and proceedings is available by clicking here (PDF File 32Kb).
- B.A. (Cambridge), M.A. (Cantab), Ph.D. (Sheffield)
Chris Hilson joined the School of Law in 1996 from the Environmental Services Association where he acted for a short time as a policy advisor to the waste industry. Prior to that he was a lecturer in law at the University of Leeds from 1993-1996. His Ph.D. from the University of Sheffield involved a study of pollution control in its regulatory context.
Editor, Journal of Environmental Law (2007-2012)
Legal Adviser to ClientEarth
- Member of the editorial board of the Review of European Administrative Law (Europa Law Publishing) (2007-)
- Book reviews editor, Journal of Environmental Law (2002-2007)
- Book reviews editor, Environmental Law Review (2001-2002)
- Involved in completed research project "Strategies of Civic Inclusion in Pan-European Civil Society" as part of part of the ESRC research programme "One Europe or Several? The Dynamics of Change Across Europe
- Expert witness for Friends of the Earth Scotland, Letham Moss CBM PLI, Scotland, 28-31 March 2014