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Durham University

Department of Geography

Staff Profile

Honorary Professor Martin Pratt

Honorary Professor in the Department of Geography
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Contact Honorary Professor Martin Pratt (email at m.a.pratt@durham.ac.uk)

Biography

Martin Pratt studied Geography at Durham University and International Relations at the University of Chicago before joining the International Boundaries Research Unit in 1994. He specialises in the analysis of sovereignty and jurisdictional disputes and has advised governments, law firms, oil companies and publishers on more than fifty international boundary disputes. He is currently IBRU's Director of Research and an adviser to the Task Force on International Boundaries of the United Nations Geographic Information Working Group.

Research Groups

Research Interests

  • International boundaries, especially boundary-making and dispute resolution

Publications

Journal Article

Edited book

  • Pratt, M.A. Jane's Exclusive Economic Zones. Jane's Information Group; 2003.
  • Pratt, M.A. & Allison Brown, J. Borderlands Under Stress. Kluwer Law International; 2000.
  • Blake, G.H., Pratt, M.A., Schofield, C.H. & Allison Brown, J. Boundaries and Energy: Problems and Prospects. Kluwer Law International; 1997.

Chapter in book

  • Pratt, M.A. & Schofield, C.H. International boundaries, resources and environmental security in the Caspian Sea. In: Blake, G.H., Chia Lin Sien, Grundy-Warr, C., Pratt, M.A. & Schofield, C.H. International Boundaries and Environmental Security: Frameworks for Regional Cooperation. Kluwer Law International; 1997.

Newspaper/Magazine Article

Other (Print)

  • Pratt, M.A. & Smith, D.W. How to deal with maritime boundary uncertainty in oil and gas exploration and production areas. 2007.

Media Contacts

Available for media contact about:

  • Security, territory and boundaries: International boundaries (land and maritime) and territorial disputes. Keywords: boundary, boundaries, border, borders, territory, territorial
  • International Law: International boundaries (land and maritime) and territorial disputes. Keywords: boundary, boundaries, border, borders, territory, territorial