Tilak Ginige

Tilak Ginige

  • Senior Lecturer Environmental Law
  • Christchurch House C140, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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Tilak Ginige is a Senior Lecturer in Environmental Law at Bournemouth University’s Faculty of Science & Technology. His research interests include Renewable Energy, Mining Waste, Water Framework Directive, Environmental Liability and Sustainable Development Law. He is a member of the Nordic Environmental Law, Governance and Science Network, the European Environmental Law Forum and the UK Environmental Law Association and he is a Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society. His research into the Aznalcóllar Tailings Pond Failure in Andalucía, Spain in 2002 was instrumental in the creation of the Directive 2006/21/EC on the Management of Waste From the Extractive Industries (the Mining Waste Directive). The multidisciplinary article he co-authored with Ann Thornton and Frazer Ball (Ginige, T.A., Thornton, A. and Ball, F. (2011) ‘The Severn tidal barrage project: a legal paradox?’, Journal of Water Law, Vol. 21, No. 2, pp.66–77) was cited in the House of Commons Energy and Climate Change Committee, 2013...



Journal Articles



  • Ginige, T., Green, I. and Van Calster, P., 2019. Are UK Nature Conservation Laws Fit for Purpose? In: 7th European Environmental Law Forum annual conference - Environmental Law for Transitions to Sustainability - Circular economy, climate change, water resource management and sustainable biodiversity 28-30 August 2019 Utrecht, Netherlands. Cambridge – Antwerp – Portland: intersentia.
  • Green, I., Ginige, T., Abdelkader, A., Demir, M. and Figen Doker, Y., 2018. Accumulation of PTEs in agricultural soils: A Case Study showing the inability of the current legal order and legislation to ensure sustainable food production. In: 6th European Environmental Law Forum annual conference - Environmental loss & damage: attribution, liability, compensation and restoration 12-14 September 2018 Como, Italy.
  • Ginige, T.A., 2017. High Speed Two (HS2) Railway Project: Off the rails or on the right track? In: Fourth European Environmental Law Forum Conference, in Wroclaw, Poland 14 Sep 2016 -17 Sep 2016. Faculty of Law of Wrocław University in co-operation with Environmental Law Centre, Wrocław, the law firm Jendrośka Jerzmański Bar & Partners Environmental Lawyers and the Faculty of Law of the Opole University. 17 Sept 2016 14-17 September 2016 Wroclaw, Poland.
  • Ginige, T.A., Ball, F., Lowenstein, M. and Green, I., 2016. Effectiveness of Public Engagement in Large Scale and local community Renewable Energy Projects. In: Third European Environmental Law Forum Conference 1-4 September 2015 Aix-Marseille Université. Aix-Marseille Université.
  • Stafford, R. and Ginige, T., 2015. Embedding predictive tools into marine environmental management policy and legislation. In: International Conference on Biodiversity, Ecology and Conservation of Marine Ecosystems 2015 1-4 June 2015 The University of Hong Kong.
  • Wei, Q. and Ginige, T., 2014. Environmental Impact Assessment: Does it achieve environmental protection - Based on the UK High Speed 2 Railway Project. In: Second European Environmental Law Forum Conference -ENVIRONMENTAL AND PLANNING LAW ASPECTS 10-12 September 2014 Brussels, Belgium. European Environmental Law Forum.
  • Ginige, T. and Zhao, Y., 2014. Public Participation in Renewable Energy Projects in the UK. In: SECOND EELF CONFERENCE -ENVIRONMENTAL AND PLANNING LAW ASPECTS 10-12 September 2014 Brussels, Belgium. Brussels,Belgium: EELF.
  • Ginige, T. and Cooling, P., 2012. Participation as an expert regarding Civil Acceptance of Regional Renewable Energy Projects. International Experts meeting: European Renewable Energy Regions from a Legal Perspective. Leuphana University Lueneburg, Germany, 22- 23 November 2012. In: International Experts meeting: European Renewable Energy Regions from a Legal Perspective. 22-23 November 2012 Leuphana University Lueneburg, Germany.
  • Green, I.D. and Ginige, T.A., 2011. Ecosystem Services, Agriculture and Trace Metals. In: Evidence Based Management of Ecosystems 14-16 September 2011 Univeristy of Bergen, Norway.
  • Ginige, T., Thornton, A., Ball, F. and Sparks, N., 2010. The severn tidal barrage project: A legal paradox? A case study looking at the possible conflict between climate change policy and environmental legislation in the UK.
  • Ginige, T.A. and Green, I.D., 2009. Accumulation of PTEs In Agricultural Soils: A Case Study Showing The Inability of The Current Legal Order And Legislation to Address Ecosystem Services. In: Nordic Environmental Law, Governance and Science Network Workshop: An ecosystem services approach in environmental regulation 11-13 November 2009 Koli (Joensuu), Finland.
  • Ginige, T.A. and Micaleff, A., 2008. Waste Today Gone Tomorrow. In: Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors COBRA 2008 Research Conference 4-5 September 2008 Dublin, Ireland.
  • Shah, A., Ginige, T.A. and Kneller, P., 2007. Making the Connection: Global Issues on Campus. In: Education for Sustainable Development: Graduates as Global Citizens, 2nd International Conference 10-11 September 2007 Bournemouth, UK.
  • Ginige, T.A., 2007. Is Sustainable Development an Effective Environmental Law Principle? A Case Study of Forest Management in Two Natura 2000 Sites. In: Nordic Environmental Law Network: Sustainable Development in National and International Law What did the Brundtland Report do to Legal Thinking and Legal Development, and where can we go from here? 2-5 May 2007 Vettre Hotel nr.Oslo, Norway.
  • Ginige, T.A., 2007. Comparative Analysis of Waste Policy in Malta a Good Example of the Application of Sustainable Waste Practices? In: RGS-IBG Annual Conference 2007:Sustainability and Quality of Life 29-31 August 2007 Royal Geographical Society with IBG and Imperial College London, London.
  • Ginige, T.A. and Shah, A., 2007. The Ethical Environmental Scientist. In: Graduates as Global Citizens, 2nd International Conference 2007 10-11 September 2007 Bournemouth University, England.
  • Ginige, T.A., 2006. Corporate Social Responsibility in Action. In: Cyfanfyd Global Learning Award Ceremony 25 January 2006 Norwegian Church, Cardiff, Wales.
  • Ginige, T., Ball, F. and Thornton, A.. Nuclear Power: Ecologically Sustainable or Energy Hot Potato? A case study. In: COBRA 2011 - Construction, Building and Real Estate Research Conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. 2011.
  • Ginige, T., Butters, J., Ball, F., Thompson, K., Julius, S., Pearce, D., Caine, C. and Thackwray, C.. Harnessing Marine Renewable Energy from Poole Harbour: Case Study. In: COBRA 2012 - Construction, Building and Real Estate Research Conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. 10-13 September 2012 Las Vegas.

Profile of Teaching PG

  • International Law of the Environment

Profile of Teaching UG

  • Environmental Law; Advanced Environmental Law; Forensic Law & Practice; Forensic Practice
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