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I was trained as a legal scholar but work across law, international relations, and political sociology. I am interested in how ideas and concepts about the environment become institutionalised and contested. My PhD research revolves around ongoing attempts to inscribe a more punitive logic in environmental governance, as epitomised by the ‘ecocide’ campaign. In the past, I have worked and published on the legal principle of intergenerational equity, climate litigation, environmental and human rights due diligence, and the prospects and pitfalls of transnational environmental lawsuits, among others.

Support by a scholarship from the Heinrich Böll Foundation, I studied Global Law (LLB) and Public Governance (BSc) at Tilburg University and Law (MPhil) at the University of Oxford. During my PhD studies, I have been a visiting fellow at the University of Trento, the Scuola Normale Superiore, the University of California at Los Angeles, the Colegio de México, and the Rachel Carson Center at LMU Munich.

Next to my academic engagements, I closely follow and report from multilateral environmental negotiations as a writer for the Earth Negotiations Bulletin. In this capacity, I have attended meetings at the FAO, the GEF, and the UNGA.

ecocideEnvironmental LitigationInternational LawLegal MobilisationMultilateral Negotiations

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