07. February 2019 - 18:00 till 19:30
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Brodies Environmental Law Lecture Series - Daphina Misiedjan | University of Edinburgh | Thursday, 07. February 2019

Brodies LLP in partnership with Edinburgh Law School present:

A Human Rights Based Approach to Tackling Air Pollution: What Can It Add?
Dr Daphina Misiedjan
Assistant Professor Netherlands Institute for Human Rights & Postdoctoral Researcher at Centre for Global Challenges & Utrecht Centre for Water, Oceans and Sustainability Law

About the Speaker:
Daphina Misiedjan is an assistant professor at the Netherlands Institute of Human Rights and researcher at the Utrecht Center for Oceans, Water and Sustainability Law (UCWOSL). She specializes in issues concerning human rights (in particular economic, social and cultural rights) and the environment. Daphina Misiedjan obtained her Ph.D. from Utrecht University where she also obtained her honors master degree in legal research from. Her dissertation is titled: Towards a Sustainable Human Right to Water. Supporting vulnerable people and protecting water resources. With Suriname as a case study. Because of the societal relevance and impact of this thesis, she was awarded the 2017 Agnites Vrolik Prize which included a research grant of E25.000,-

She has been featured on platforms such as ‘2017 Thinking Planet Festival’ and other public platforms such as ‘De Kennis van Nu (Knowledge of Now),’ and the Youth News Broadcast Suriname. In 2015 and 2016 she received research grants from the Silvia W. de Groot fund award by the Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies for her research in Suriname. In addition to Suriname, she has conducted research concerning access to water in other different national contexts such as South Africa, New Zealand, The Netherlands and Yemen. And also with a focus on different groups such as indigenous and tribal communities and vulnerable groups (based on both social as well as environmental characteristics). She currently teaches the courses: comparative human rights, international public law and human rights and environment. Daphina Misiedjan is interested in Global South perspectives on environmental justice and new developments including the recognition of legal personhood for nature. In addition to legal research, she is also interested in youth leadership, inclusive education and programming. And in 2017 she also received the Black Achievement Encouragement Award.

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