Dr Agnes Rydberg

School of Law

Lecturer in International Law

Deputy Director of the Sheffield Centre for International and European Law

Deputy Director of Internationalisation ( (Year Abroad/Exchanges/Partnerships)

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Dr Agnes Rydberg
School of Law
Bartolomé House
Winter Street
S3 7ND

Agnes holds a PhD in Public International Law from Queen Mary University of London, where she also completed an LLM. She also has a BSc in International Law from Orebro University in Sweden. Her future research plans include exploring the international law implications of climate change, and in particular the challenge of rising sea levels for small island developing states. She has several publications, including with Kluwer and Oxford University Press, as well as in the International Community Law Review and the Yearbook of International Disaster Law. She is an assistant editor of a book series on Principles of International Environmental Law. Her teaching experience in teaching contract law at Queen Mary and serving as a visiting tutor in public international law at Royal Holloway. Agnes has previously worked with UN Women and the International Bar Association.

  • PhD (predicted)
  • LLM
  • BSc
Research interests
  • Public International Law 
  • Law of Treaties 
  • International Environmental Law 
  • Maritime Dispute Settlement 


  • Rydberg AV (2023) The Duty to Safeguard the Object and Purpose of Pending Treaties: A Closer Examination of Article 18 Vclt. Queen Mary Studies in Internat. RIS download Bibtex download

Journal articles


  • Rydberg A & Fitzmaurice M (2022) Legal Questions Concerning the Temporal Application of Treaties in International Investment Arbitration Cases In Shirlow E & Nasir Gore K (Ed.), The Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties in Investor-State Disputes: History, Evolution and Future Wolters Kluwer RIS download Bibtex download
Research group

Sheffield Centre for International and European Law (SCIEL)

Teaching interests
  • International Law
  • Law of Treaties
  • Law of the Sea
  • International Environmental Law
  • Maritime Dispute Settlement
Teaching activities


  • Foundations of International Law
  • Advanced Issues in International Law


  • International Institutional Law
  •  International Environmental Law