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Joseph Andrew McMahon

Full Professor of Commercial Law

School Of Law
Sutherland School of Law
Belfield
Dublin 4

Tel: +353 1 7164187
Email: joseph.mcmahon@ucd.ie

Biography

Professor McMahon joined the UCD Sutherland School of Law in 2004 from the Queen's University of Belfast. He was previously Professor of International Trade Law at the Queen's University of Belfast and has also been a member of staff at the University of Leicester and Victoria University Wellington, New Zealand. 

He studied Law at the Queen's University of Belfast before undertaking his doctoral studies at the University of Edinburgh. He was awarded his PhD in 1988 for his thesis on European Trade Policy in Agricultural Products, which was subsequently published by Martinus Nijhoff. His primary research interest is agriculture at the European level (the Common Agricultural Policy) and the World Trade Organization (the Agreement on Agriculture) and has published a number of works in this area. He is currently working on the relationship between agriculture and the EU's Development Cooperation Policy with particular reference to policy coherence for development. 

Professional

         

Conference Contributions

Joseph A McMahon; (2011) Irish European Law Forum 2011. [Invited Oral Presentation], New Frontiers in the Governance of EU Environmental Law, Newman House, Dublin , 25-FEB-11 - 25-FEB-11.

Committees

Committee : Executive Committee, UCD Confucius Institute
 

Education

Year 1987 Institution: University of Edinburgh
Qualification: PhD Subject:
Year 1982 Institution: Queen's University of Belfast, UK
Qualification: LLB Subject:
       

Other Activities

Professor McMahon is the co-editor of the Journal of International Trade Law and Policy. He has previously edited the EU Current Developments section of the International and Comparative Law Quarterly. He has also undertaken training activities, sponsored by the EU, for trade officials dealing with the WTO Agreements on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures and Technical Barriers to Trade.

Publications

Books

Joseph A McMahon; (2011) The Negotiations for a New Agreement on Agriculture. Leiden, Boston: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers. [Details]
Joseph McMahon ; (2007) EU Agricultural Law. Oxford: OUP. [Details]
Joseph Mc Mahon ; (2006) The Agreement on Agriculture. Oxford: OUP. [Details]
Joseph Mc Mahon ; (2000) The Law of the Common Agricultural Policy. *: Longman. [Details]
Joe Mc Mahon ; (1998) The Development Co-operation Policy of the European Community. *: Kluwer Law International. [Details]
Joseph McMahon; (1995) Education and Culture in European Community Law. London: Athlone Press. [Details]
Joseph McMahon; (1992) Agricultural Trade, Protectionism and the Problems of Development. Leicester: Leicester University Press/Pinters. [Details]
Joseph McMahon; (1990) New Zealand and the Reform of the CAP. Wellington, New Zealand: Institute of Policy Studies. [Details]
Joseph McMahon; (1988) European Trade Policy in Agricultural Products. London: Martinus Nijhoff. [Details]

Book Chapters

Joseph A McMahon (2015) 'Implementing the European Consensus on Development: Trade and Agricutlure' In: Joseph A McMahon and Michael N Cardwell (eds). Research Handbook on EU Agricultural Law. UK: Edward Elgar Publishing. [Details]
Joseph A McMahon and Michael N Cardwell (2015) 'Looking Back to Look Forward' In: Joseph A McMahon and Michael N Cardwell (eds). Research Handbook on EU Agriculture Law. UK: Edward Elgar Publishing. [Details]
Joseph A McMahon (2012) 'The CAP in 2020: Vision or Hindsight?' In: Suzanne Kingston (eds). European Perspectives on Environmental Law and Governance. London: Routledge. , pp.102-124 [Details]
Joseph McMahon (2012) 'Chasing a Moving Target through a Thick Fog: Questioning the Objectives of the Common Agricultural Policy' In: Niamh Nic Shuibhne and Laurence Gormley (eds). From Single Market to Economic Union: Essays in Honour of John A Usher. Oxford: OUP. , pp.267-288 Available Online [Details]
Joseph A McMahon and Melaku Geboye Desta; (2012) 'The Agreement on Agriculture: Setting the Scene' In: Joseph A McMahon and Melaku Geboye Desta (eds). Research Handbook on the WTO Agriculture Agreement: New and |Emerging Issues in International Agricultural Trade. Cheltenham: Edward ELgar. , pp.1-33 Available Online [Details]
Joseph McMahon; (2010) 'Standards in the WTO - Attitudes to Biotechnology' In: Joseph McMahon; (eds). Globalisation and the Quest for Social and Environmental Justice. UK: Routledge. [Details]
Joseph Mc Mahon ; (2010) 'The EC - Biotech Decision: Another Missed Opportunity?' In: Joseph Mc Mahon ; (eds). GMO Regulation. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Details]
Joseph Mc Mahon ; (2007) 'Agriculture' In: Vaughan & Richardson (eds). Law of the European Union. Oxford: Oxford University Press. , pp.16.1-16.1014 [Details]
Joseph McMahon; (2005) 'Agriculture' In: Vaughan and Richardson (eds). Law of the European Union. Richmond: Richmond Law and Tax Ltd. , pp.166 [Details]
Joe McMahon ; (2005) 'Food Safety and the SPS Agreement' In: O¿Connor and Luff (eds). Agriculture in WTO Law. *: Cameron May. , pp.201-226 [Details]
Joe McMahon ; (2005) 'The Agreement on Agriculture' In: Joe McMahon ; (eds). The Kluwer Companion to the World Trade Organisation. *: Kluwer. , pp.187-230 [Details]
Joe McMahon ; (2004) 'National Regulation and the WTO: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back' In: Chen & Walker (eds). Balancing Act: Law, Policy and Politics in Globalisation and Global Trade. *: Federation Press. , pp.176-203 [Details]
Joe McMahon ; (2004) 'Continuity or Change? The Negotiation of the Cotonou Agreement' In: Babarinde and Faber (eds). The EU-ACP Co-operation at the Crossroads. *: Nijhoff. , pp.37-64 [Details]
Joe McMahon; (2004) 'Preserving and Promoting Differences? The External Dimension of Cultural Co-operation' In: Craufurd-Smith (eds). Culture and European Union Law. *: OUP. , pp.327-352 [Details]
Joe McMahon ; (2003) 'Towards New Objectives for the Common Agricultural Policy' In: Andenas and Usher (eds). The Treaty of Nice, Enlargement and Constitutional Reform. *: Hart. , pp.287-312 [Details]
Joe McMahon ; (2002) 'Agriculture' In: Ott A and Inglis K (eds). Handbook on European Enlargement: A Commentary on the Enlargement Process. *: TMC Asser Press. , pp.391-414 [Details]
McMahon ; (2001) 'Clear and Present Danger: Dispute Resolution in Agriculture' In: McMahon (eds). Trade and Agriculture: Negotiating a New Agreement. *: Cameron May. , pp.247-274 [Details]
Joe McMahon ; (2001) 'Taking the Next Steps in Agricultural Trade Reform: Getting Ready for Seattle?' In: Weisberger (eds). Due Process in WTO Dispute Settlement. *: Cameron May. , pp.31-61 [Details]
Joe McMahon; (2001) 'From Havana to Seattle: A History of Trade and Agriculture' In: McMahon (eds). Trade and Agriculture: Negotiating a New Agreement. *: Cameron May. , pp.27-61 [Details]
Joseph McMahon; (1999) 'Article 128: A Community contribution to the Cultural Policies of the Member States' In: Joseph McMahon; (eds). A People's Europe: Tuning a Concept into Reality. Dartmouth: Dartmouth Publishing. [Details]
Joseph McMahon; (1998) 'The Protection of Cultures' In: Joseph McMahon; (eds). The Frontiers of Europe. London: Cassells. [Details]
Joe McMahon ; (1998) 'Going Bananas? Dispute Resolution in Agriculture' In: Cameron and Campbell (eds). Dispute Settlement in the WTO: Issues and Practice. *: Cameron May. , pp.128-147 [Details]
Joseph McMahon; (1998) 'Agriculture and the Uruguay Round' In: Joseph McMahon; (eds). The WTO and International Trade Regulation. London: Cameron May. [Details]
Joseph McMahon; (1996) 'The Lome Convention: A Blueprint for the Future or a Relic of the Past' In: Joseph McMahon; (eds). The Legal Regulation of the EC's External Relations after the Completion of the Internal Market. Dartmouth: Dartmouth Publishing. [Details]

Edited Books

Joseph A McMahon and Michael N Cardwell (Ed.). (2015) Research Handbook on EU Agriculture Law. UK: Edward Elgar Publishing. [Details]
Joseph A McMahon and Melaku Geboye Desta (Ed.). (2012) Research Handbook on the WTO Agriculture Agreement: New and Emergeing Issues in International Agricultural Trade. Chelltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing. Available Online [Details]
Joseph McMahon (Ed.). (2001) Trade and Agriculture: Negotiating a New Agreement. London: Cameron May. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

Melaku G Desta and Joseph A McMahon (2015) 'The Common Agricutlural Policy and the Millenium Development Goals: Can do Better?'. Journal of World Trade, 49 (4):699-734. [Details]
Joseph A McMahon (2015) 'Some Thoughts on the Future of Sovereignty in International Law Twenty Years from Now'. Irish Journal of European Law, 18 (1). [Details]
Stephanie Switzer and Joseph A McMahon; (2011) 'EU Biofuels Policy - Raising the Question of WTO Compatibility'. International and Comparative Law Quarterly, 60 :713-736. [Details]
Joseph A McMahon; (2011) 'Biodiversity and Food - the WTO TRIPS Negotiations'. Journal of Human Rights and the Environment, 2 (2):217-234. [Details]
Joseph Mc Mahon ; (2007) 'Trade Policy Refoprm through Litigation'. Eurochoices, 6 (2):42-47. Available Online [Details]
Joseph McMahon; (2006) 'The 'Longstanding Banana Saga' - Towards an Acceptable Solution (Part II)'. International Trade Law and Regulation, 12 (1):14-20. Available Online [Details]
McMahon, Joseph A; (2005) 'The 'Longstanding Banana Saga' - Towards an Acceptable Solution (Part 1)'. International Trade Law and Regulation, 11 (6):181-187. Available Online [Details]
Joseph McMahon; (2004) 'Learning from Experience? The SPS Agreement and European Community Law (Part I)'. International Trade Law and Regulation, 10 :10-17. [Details]
Joseph McMahon; (2004) 'Learning from Experience? The SPS Agreement and European Community Law'. International Trade Law and Regulation, 10 (2):34-40. [Details]
Joseph McMahon; (2002) 'The Common Agricultural Policy: From Quantity to Quality'. Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly, 53 :1-19. [Details]
Joseph McMahon; (1999) 'Negotiating in a Time of Turbulent Transition: the Future of Lome'. Common Market Law Review, 36 :599-624. [Details]
Joseph McMahon; (1998) 'International Agricultural Trade Reform and Developing Countries: The case of the European Communities'. International and Comparative Law Quarterly, 47 :632-646. [Details]
Joseph McMahon; (1997) 'The Euro-Mediterranean Partnership: Making the Same Mistakes Again?'. Irish Journal of European Law, (2):4-20. [Details]
Joseph McMahon; (1995) 'The Uruguay Round and Agriculture: Charting a New Direction?'. International Lawyer, 29 :411-434. [Details]
Joseph McMahon; (1989) 'The Renegotiation of Lome: Inventing the Future'. European Law Review, 14 :140-154. [Details]

Other Journals

Joseph A McMahon; (2011) 'The European Union's Common Agricultural Policy in 2020' Irish Environment . Available Online [Details]
Joseph McMahon; (2003) 'Food Safety in the Agreement on Agriculture' EuroChoices 3 :41-44. [Details]
Joseph McMahon; (1998) 'ASEAN and ASEM: Strengthening the EU's Presence in South-East Asia' European Foreign Affairs Review 3 :233-251. [Details]
Joe McMahon; (1998) 'The EC Banana Regime, The WTO Rulings and the ACP: Fighting for Economic Survival' Journal of World Trade 32 (4) :101-114. [Details]
Joseph McMahon; (1997) 'Lome V: Towards a New Trade Horizon' Web Journal of Current Legal Issues . [Details]
Joseph McMahon; (1994) '12, 16, 20 or 24? The Future Shape of the European Union' Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly 45 :134-151. [Details]
Joseph McMahon; (1993) 'Fortress Europe: the External Dimension of the Internal Market' Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly 44 :130-148. [Details]
Joseph McMahon; (1988) 'Exemplary Damages: A Useful Weapon in the Legal Armoury' Victoria University of Wellington Law Review 18 :35-50. [Details]
Joseph McMahon; (1988) 'Abortion: Asking the Rights Question?' Victoria University of Wellington Law Review 18 :201-220. [Details]
Joseph McMahon; (1986) 'A New Safeguards Code for the GATT' Victoria Univeristy of Wellington Law Review 16 :199-211. [Details]

Conference Publications

Joseph McMahon; (2007) Trade Policy Reform through Litigation Agricultural Trade and Policy Reform [Details]
Joseph McMahon; (2007) The WTO Dimension - the General Agreement on Trade in Services . In: Nic Shuibne and Craufurd-Smith eds. The Bolkenstein Directive Available for Edinburgh University's Europa Institute website, Available Online [Details]
Joseph McMahon; (2005) Food Safety and the SPS Agreement . In: O'Connor and Luff eds. Agriculture in WTO Law Agriculture in WTO Law (Cameron May, 2005), , pp.201-226 [Details]
Joseph McMahon; (2001) Taking the next steps in Agricultural Trade Reform: Getting Ready for Seattle . In: Weisberger eds. Due Process in WTO Dispute Settlement Due Process in WTO Dispute Settlement (Cameron May, 2001), , pp.31-61 [Details]
Joseph McMahon; (2001) An Overview of the Agreement on Agriculture Agriculture in WTO Law (2001) 4 ERA Forum, , pp.111-117 [Details]
Joseph McMahon; (2000) The Eastern Enlargement of the European Union and the Common Agricultural Policy . In: Usher eds. The State of the European Union The State of the European Union (Longman, 2000), , pp.58-77 [Details]
Joseph McMahon; (1999) Article 128: A Community Contribution to the Cultural Policies of the Member States . In: Konstandinidis eds. A People's Europe A People's Europe: Tuning a Concept into Reality (Dartmouth Publishing, 1999), , pp.183-210 [Details]
Joseph McMahon; (1998) The Protection of Culture . In: Anderson & Bort eds. The Frontiers of Europe in ed Anderson & Bort The Frontiers of Europe (Cassells, 1998), , pp.205-221 [Details]
Joseph McMahon; (1998) Agriculture and the Uruguay Round . In: Ruttley, MacVay & George eds. The WTO and International Trade Regulation The WTO and International Trade Regulation (Cameron May, 1998), , pp.67-85 [Details]
Joseph McMahon; (1996) The Lome Convention: A Blueprint for the Future or a Relic of the Past? . In: Konstandinidis eds. The Legal Regualtion of the EC's External Relations after the completion of the Internal Market in ed Konstandinidis The Legal Regualtion of the EC's External Relations after the completion of the, , pp.167-204 [Details]
                                                           

Working Paper

Mc Mahon Joseph A (2013) The Responsibility to Protect ¿ Questions and Answers?. Working Paper Available Online [Details]
Mc Mahon Joseph A (2013) Policy Coherence for Development and the EU's Negotiating Position in the Doha Round. Working Paper Available Online [Details]
                                                                         

Research

Research Interests

His research interests are primarily in the area of agricultural trade law in both the World Trade Organization and the EU in which he has published extensively and in the area of the EU's Development Cooperation Policy, with particular interest in the relationship with the African, Caribbean and Pacific countries. He is currently supervising  a number of research students who are working on:

- Food Standards in Trade between China and the European Union.

- The Negotiation of a Bilateral Investment Treaty between China and the European Union.

- EU Restrictions on High-Tech Exports to China. 

Research Projects

Sponsor : Irish Research Council (IRC)
Title : Multilateral Governance of Agri-food Standards in International Trade: A Case Study of Irish Dairy Exports to the Chinese Market
Start Date / End Date : 01-OCT-15 / 30-SEP-18
Sponsor : Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Title : IELF 2014 - The CAP in 2020: The Future of the Policy?
Start Date / End Date : 10-JAN-14 / 31-MAR-14
Sponsor : Trinity College Dublin (TCD)
Title : The Common Agricultural Policy and the Developing Countries
Start Date / End Date : 01-DEC-09 / 28-FEB-10
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Casey, Lawless Application for ECPR Conference Potsdam 2009
Start Date / End Date : 03-AUG-09 / 31-JAN-11
Sponsor : UCD School of Law
Title : Issues in Global Governance
Start Date / End Date : 01-SEP-07 / 31-AUG-08
 

Current Postgraduate Students

Jiangyuan Fu, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Supervisor
Miaodi Sun, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Supervisor