Riley 'Cody' Denoon
RILEY 'CODY' DENOON is a Barrister and Solicitor from British Columbia and Alberta, Canada and has had extensive trial experience. He has worked closely with scientific and technical experts in litigation before various courts and tribunals. He holds a Doctorate in international law specializing in international water resources, obtained under the supervision of Prof. Stephen McCaffrey, the former special rapporteur to the International Law Commission on the subject of the non-navigational uses of international watercourse. He currently practices in international law as a lawyer and consultant. With more than a decade of experience in regards to the law, policy and governance of transboundary freshwater resources, international dispute resolution and international environmental law, Riley is able to provide a wealth of expertise to clients.
Riley has worked with national governments, provincial governments within Canada, international NGOs and IGOs, such as UNESCO-IHP (Division of Water Sciences), and with local environmental organizations, local stakeholders, and private clients. His work has included work as a legal advisor before the International Court of Justice in the Hague. His current areas
of work, publication, and research center on the law of transboundary watercourses, public international law, international environmental law, indigenous rights, international dispute resolution, local stakeholder engagement, and safeguard policies of multilateral investment banks.
Riley is fluent in both English and French. He has conducted trainings and taught in the areas of international law, water resources law, international dispute resolution, stakeholder engagement, and advanced legal research and writing skills.