Ms Petra Larsen

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Petra is a PhD Candidate at the University of Manchester since September 2016. Her research within International Law/Law of the Sea focuses on global benefit sharing vs liability aspects of the developing legal framework on commercial exploitation of deep sea minerals. She is also a seminar lecturer (GTA) since September 2018: teaching European- as well as Public International law. 

Petra holds an LLM in Law from the University of Gothenburg which includes a Master year at Radbound University (the Netherlands) within International and European law. She additionally holds a BA in global studies and languages and has experience as a bilateral relations generalist as a trainee at the Swedish Embassies in Riga and the Hague.

As part of the UoM reserach community, Petra is an active member of the Manchester International Law Centre (MILC) and Women in International Law Network (WILNET). She has worked on several international conferences and was in 2018 a member of the Organising Committee for the 14th European Society in International Law Annual Conference. 

Areas of expertise: International Law, Environmental Law, Law of the Sea, Deep Sea Mining Regulation 

Thesis title: 'Between Global Benefit Sharing and Liability in Deep Sea Mining'.

Petra can be contacted via email at 

External positions

Seminar lecturer (GTA) of European- and Public International Law, University of Manchester (UOM)

1 Sep 20181 Jun 2020

Areas of expertise

  • K Law (General) - International Law, Marine Environmental Law, Deep Sea Mining Regulation


  • Deep Sea Mining, Deep Sea Minerals, Common Heritage of Mankind, UNCLOS Agreement XI, International Seabed Authority, ISA regulation, Precautionary Approach, Serious harm , Ecosystem-based Approach, Best Environmental Practices, Best Available Technology, Pilot Mining Tests, Monitoring, Adaptive Management, Environmental Impact Assessment, Environmental Management Plan, Contractor Liability, Sponsoring State Liability, Parallel legal regimes, Dispute resolution

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