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Dr Robert Charles Palmer

Profile summary

  • Central Academic Staff
  • Lecturer in Law
  • The Faculty of Business and Law
  • The Open University Law School
  • The Law School
  • robert.palmer

Research interests

  • Environmental Law
  • International Environmental Law
  • Human Rights Law
  • Extreme Energy
  • Ecocide/Ecocidal Activities
  • Constitutional and Administrative (Public) Law
  • Tort (environmental torts)


Teaching interests

EU law; environmental law; human rights law; tort; contract law; English legal system; public law; criminal law.

Impact and engagement

I specialise in immediate impact research. Currently consulting/researching on a number of Brexit related cases (including Webster & Wilson) and a research group at the School of Advanced Studies on unconventional gas development ('fracking').


The Human Right to Water and Unconventional Energy (2018-08-28)
Palmer, Robert; Short, Damien and Auch, Walter E. Ted
International journal of environmental research and public health, 15, Article 1858(9)