Ash graduated with LLB hons, and LLM Distinction. After focussing on the development of international environmental law through a dissertation research project, he discovered an enthusiasm for the area and decided to pursue a PhD in the field of international environmental governance.
The current strength of international environmental law has come under heavy scrutiny with regard to its ability to safeguard against environmental harm. Ash’s project is looking to engage with this debate by identifying ways to create a more robust system of governance that is capable of keeping pace with contemporary threats. By considering the role of the Security Council, and its historical engagement with the threat to the peace concept, Ash is seeking to identify a threshold of harm that will trigger the Security Council into action. The result being a robust, uniform set of internationally binding environmental laws.