Meet our members

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Oyeniyi Abe

Oyeniyi Abe

University of Pretoria

Dedicated to business and human rights, law and development in Africa and extractive resource governance
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Sam Adelman

Sam Adelman

Warwick Law School

Sam Adelman teaches and researches climate change, legal theory, and international development law and human rights in the University of Warwick School of Law.
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Siobhan Airey

Siobhan Airey

University College Dublin / Transnational Institute, Amsterdam

Marie Curie Fellow researching the legal nature of the international governance of public international development finance. Completing doctorate in law at University of Ottawa
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Paula Wojcikiewicz Almeida

Paula Wojcikiewicz Almeida

Getulio Vargas Foundation Law School, Rio de Janeiro

Professor of International Law
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Christoph Antons

Christoph Antons

Newcastle Law School, University of Newcastle, Australia

Current research on intangible cultural heritage across borders in China and ASEAN; the Indonesian IP system; food security and local knowledge in India and Indonesia
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Karin Arts

Karin Arts

Professor of International Law and Development at the International Institute of Social Studies in The Hague, part of Erasmus University Rotterdam

Karin studies the role of international law in processes of development and transition, either as promoting change or as guarding the status quo
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Elizabeth Bakibinga-Gaswaba

Elizabeth Bakibinga-Gaswaba

Commonwealth Secretariat

Currently a Legal Adviser - Rule of Law. Advocate/Attorney at Law. Law and development practitioner, programme manager and researcher. Proponent of girl education and women empowerment.
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Adriaan Bedner

Adriaan Bedner

Van Vollenhoven Institute, Leiden University

Professor (by special appointment) of Law and Society in Indonesia
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Klaus D. Beiter

Klaus D. Beiter

North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus), Faculty of Law, South Africa

Prof. Klaus D. Beiter – North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus), Faculty of Law, South Africa – Right to Education, Academic Freedom, Right to Science, Intellectual Property, ETOs
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Giuseppe Bellantuono

Giuseppe Bellantuono

Università degli Studi di Trento

Professor of comparative law, interested in applying a comparative and institutional diagnostic approach to legal issues of development
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Ward Berenschot

Ward Berenschot

Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies

Works on Access to Justice, Governance, Politics in India and Indonesia
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Juan Carlos Botero

Juan Carlos Botero

Associate Professor, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Law School

Law professor interested in multi-method, cross-disciplinary analysis of law & development indicators in over 100 countries
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Joanna Botha

Joanna Botha

Nelson Mandela University

Joanna Botha teaches and researches in human rights law at Nelson Mandela University, South Africa.
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Ramy Bulan

Ramy Bulan

Centre for Legal Pluralism and Indigenous Law, Faculty of Law , University of Malaya

The Centre for Legal Pluralism at the Faculty of Law is multidisciplinary, focusing on legal systems and access to justice for indigenous peoples
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Deborah Casalin

Deborah Casalin

University of Antwerp

LawDev.org editor / LDRn coordinator / PhD researcher & teaching assistant at the University of Antwerp Faculty of Law - Law and Development Research Group
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Tefera Dagnachew

Tefera Dagnachew

University of Regensburg

Ethiopian lawyer/researcher; student of Erasmus Mundus Joint European Masters - Comparative Local Development
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Koen De Feyter

Koen De Feyter

University of Antwerp

Professor Koen De Feyter is the Chair of International Law at the University of Antwerp (Belgium), Faculty of Law - Law and Development Research Group
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Emmanuel De Groof

Emmanuel De Groof

European Centre for Development Policy Management

International lawyer, Constitutional Expert & Policy Officer
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Miguel de Lemos

Miguel de Lemos

University of Lisbon - Law School

Portuguese lawyer specialized in international law - 9 years of professional experience advising in high-level political & government settings on justice, rule of law, democratic governance & parliamentary development
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Stéphanie de Moerloose

Stéphanie de Moerloose

Universidad Austral

Research on conditionality, international financial institutions and environmental and social standards
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Michelle Du Toit

Michelle Du Toit

Atlantic Fellows

Working on health rights, health care systems and socio-economic rights
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Kanksha Mahadevia Ghimire

Kanksha Mahadevia Ghimire

University of Toronto

Kanksha is a Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.) Candidate at the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto. She is also an adjunct faculty at the School of Law, University of the South Pacific (Vanuatu)
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Julie Gibson

Julie Gibson

University of Strathclyde

PhD Candidate at the University of Strathclyde and Research Assistant at the University of Aberdeen, focusing on transboundary water governance and development cooperation
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Rimma Grishmanovskaya

Rimma Grishmanovskaya

Tilburg University

PhD researcher within the European Doctorate in Law and Development (EDOLAD) program with interest in rule of law development cooperation
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Jeff Handmaker

Jeff Handmaker

International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University

Senior lecturer / researcher in law, human rights and development
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Miftah Farid Hanggawan

Miftah Farid Hanggawan

University of Indonesia

Department of Law, Society, and Development at the Faculty of Law University of Indonesia
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Anna-Liisa Heusala

Anna-Liisa Heusala

Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki

Doctor of Social Sciences and University Lecturer in Russian Studies at the University of Helsinki
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Nedim Hogic

Nedim Hogic

Sant'Anna University

PhD researcher at Sant'Anna University
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Somadina Ibe-Ojiludu

Somadina Ibe-Ojiludu

Faculty of Law, Enugu State University of Science and Technology

Faculty of Law, Enugu State University of Science and Technology
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Imad Antoine Ibrahim

Imad Antoine Ibrahim

Institute of Law, Politics, and Development (Dirpolis), Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa, Italy & gLAWcal – Global Law Initiative for Sustainable Development, Essex, United Kingdom

PhD candidate / research associate
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Carolien Jacobs

Carolien Jacobs

Van Vollenhoven Institute, University of Leiden

Law, governance and development, especially in Africa and in conflict-affected countries
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Giedre Jokubauskaite

Giedre Jokubauskaite

University of Glasgow

Lecturer in International Law, University of Glasgow
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Stellina Jolly

Stellina Jolly

South Asian University

Researcher and academic in the field of international environmental law, focusing on environmental governance, judicial environmental protection, intersectionalities of water, climate change and disaster
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Ines Kajiru

Ines Kajiru

Mzumbe University Tanzania

Dr Ines is a Lecturer in the field of human rights at the Faculty of Law, Mzumbe University. She holds LLB and LLM from Mzumbe University Tanzania and PhD from the University of KwaZulu-Natal
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Markus Kaltenborn

Markus Kaltenborn

Ruhr-University Bochum

Markus Kaltenborn is Professor of Public Law at Ruhr-University Bochum. His research has a particular focus on social protection law in developing countries.
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Tuğba Karagöz

Tuğba Karagöz

University of Würzburg

Researcher in the fields of international investment law and development
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Pallavi Kishore

Pallavi Kishore

O.P. Jindal Global University

Dr. Pallavi Kishore is Associate Professor at the Jindal Global Law School, India.
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Arpitha Kodiveri

Arpitha Kodiveri

European University Institute

Doctoral Researcher at the Department of Law where my research examines the right to free, prior and informed consent of forest-dwelling communities in Odisha, India.
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Jennifer Lander

Jennifer Lander

De Montfort University

Socio-legal researcher working at the intersections of law, development and globalisation, with particular interest in the governance of extractive industries
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Fabiano Teodoro de Rezende Lara

Fabiano Teodoro de Rezende Lara

Federal University of Minas Gerais / IBMEC Business School

Associate Professor at the Federal University of Minas Gerais Faculty of Law and at IBMEC Business School in Minas Gerais
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Nadia Latif

Nadia Latif

Leiden University

International Human Rights Law, Refugees, Humanitarian aid, Development
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Soo-Hyun Lee

Soo-Hyun Lee

Asan Institute for Policy Studies

Aspiring practitioner-scholar weaving together international economics and law to serve the cause of inclusive and sustainable development
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David Lempert

David Lempert

Humboldt University of Berlin, Institute for Asian and African Studies

Scholar, International Human Rights Lawyer, International Legal Development and Sustainable Development Consultant
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Kinkino Kia Legide

Kinkino Kia Legide

Interest in further pursuing my studies in Law and Development from broader theoretical perspectives and case studies
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Karina Patricio Ferreira Lima

Karina Patricio Ferreira Lima

Durham University

Doctoral researcher and part-time tutor at Durham Law School. Modern Law Review scholar
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Elizabeth Lwanda-Rutsate

Elizabeth Lwanda-Rutsate

University of Zimbabwe

I am a senior law lecturer with research interests in the area of gender, international human rights law, gender, climate change and sustainable development.
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Insa Männel

Insa Männel

PhD candidate and research assistant at the University of Osnabrück, doing research on the administrative law of development cooperation (Germany, Austria, Great Britain)
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Bashar Malkawi

Bashar Malkawi

University of Sharjah

Prof. Bashar H. Malkawi teaches international trade law and business law at University of Sharjah. He held various teaching posts in Jordan, Italy, and UAE
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John Mubangizi

John Mubangizi

University of the Free State

I am the Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of the Free State. My main research interests are human rights and Constitutional Law.
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Rostam J. Neuwirth

Rostam J. Neuwirth

University of Macau

Professor of Law, University of Macau, China
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Likim Ng

Likim Ng

ANU College of Law, Australian National University

PhD candidate and Tutor teaching in the areas of legal theory, critical legal theory and human rights law, and researching on critical legal theory approaches to refugee law
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David Otieno Ngira

David Otieno Ngira

Utrecht University

Undertaking my PhD at Utrecht University School of Law on the overlap between informal and formal justice systems in child justice
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Esther Effundem Njieassam

Esther Effundem Njieassam

University of Johannesburg

I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Research Chair in International Law, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
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Paul D. Ocheje

Paul D. Ocheje

University of Windsor, Faculty of Law

Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law, University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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Jeremmy Okonjo

Jeremmy Okonjo

University of Kent

Jeremmy Okonjo is a Lecturer of Law at Kent Law School, University of Kent, and a Visiting/Honorary Research Fellow at Centre for Law, Regulation and Governance of the Global Economy (GLOBE) at Warwick Law School.
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Victor Udemezue Onyebueke

Victor Udemezue Onyebueke

University of Nigeria, Nsukka (and Enugu Campus)

An academic-practitioner in urban planning exploring how ‘law in context’ can facilitate inclusive and socially just planning in Nigeria and the rest of Africa
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Lucía Berro Pizzarossa

Lucía Berro Pizzarossa

University of Groningen

Fellow at the Global Health Law Groningen Research Centre and PhD Candidate at the International Law Department at the University of Groningen (Netherlands)
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Cristina Poncibò

Cristina Poncibò

University of Turin / Turin School of Development, International Training Centre of the ILO

Comparative Law & Development, Private Law & Development, International Legal Technical Assistance (STE Legal Expert)
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Maryna Rabinovych

Maryna Rabinovych

Odessa National University / University of Hamburg

PhD researcher with a keen interest in EU's implementation of the SDGs, rule of law promotion and policy coherence for development
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Jeannette Rodgers

Jeannette Rodgers

University of Birmingham

My PhD thesis focuses on how the differing wartime experiences of children affect the case for their inclusion in transitional justice.
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David Rossati

David Rossati

University of Salford

I am an international lawyer working on international law & development particularly in the context of climate change
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Jonathan Bashi Rudahindwa

Jonathan Bashi Rudahindwa

SOAS, University of London

Jonathan Bashi Rudahindwa currently teaches General Commercial Law, Foreign Exchange Regulations, Investment Law and OHADA and Regional Integration in Africa at Université Protestante au Congo
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Ajla Skrbic

Ajla Skrbic

University of Travnik Faculty of Law

Early career researcher with experience in International Law and the Rule of law. Dedicated and skilled scientist with an extensive background in these areas
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Sumit Sonkar

Sumit Sonkar

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

PhD candidate of Laws
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Eriola Sovali

Eriola Sovali

PhD candidate, Saarland University

I am a PhD candidate at Saarland University ( Saarbrücken, Germany) in the field of study "Human Rights in International Commercial and Investment Arbitration", under the supervision of Prof. Dr Thomas Giegerich LLM
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Paul Stacey

Paul Stacey

Roskilde University / University of Copenhagen

Investigating relationships between policy designs and ideas, and practices and realities
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Celine Tan

Celine Tan

Warwick Law School

Celine Tan is Associate Professor of Law and Director of the Centre for Law, Regulation and Governance of the Global Economy (GLOBE)  at Warwick Law School.
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Gamze Erdem Türkelli

Gamze Erdem Türkelli

University of Antwerp

Gamze Erdem Türkelli is a Research Foundation-Flanders (FWO) appointed post-doctoral researcher at the University of Antwerp Law Faculty and a member of the Law and Development Research Group.
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Bishnu Raj Upreti

Bishnu Raj Upreti

Nepal Center for Contemporary Research (NCCR)

Engaged in teaching and research on development, legal pluralism, conflict & development
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Herlambang P Wiratraman

Herlambang P Wiratraman

Center of Human Rights Law Studies (HRLS) Faculty of Law Universitas Airlangga

Senior Lecturer at Constitutional Law Department and Director of the Center of Human Rights Law Studies (HRLS), Faculty of Law Universitas Airlangga
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Rustam Urinboyev

Rustam Urinboyev

Lund University, Department of Sociology of Law and University of Helsinki, Aleksanteri Institute

I am a researcher interested in studying law and development in post-Soviet societies.
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Irma Johanna Mosquera Valderrama

Irma Johanna Mosquera Valderrama

Institute of Tax Law and Economics, Leiden University

International tax law and comparative tax law in developed and developing countries and global tax governance
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Edward van Daalen

Edward van Daalen

University of Geneva

PhD Researcher in International Public Law
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Wouter Vandenhole

Wouter Vandenhole

Law and Development Research Group, Faculty of Law, University of Antwerp

Wouter Vandenhole is a human rights and law-and-development scholar, with a particular interest in questions of inequality and global justice
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Patrick Vrancken

Patrick Vrancken

Nelson Mandela University

Prof Vrancken is the incumbent of the South African Research Chair in the Law of the Sea and Development in Africa
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Isabela Warioba

Isabela Warioba

Mzumbe University / University of Antwerp

Human rights lecturer at Mzumbe University in Tanzania and PhD researcher at the University of Antwerp in Belgium
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