Linnéa Nordlander

Linnéa Nordlander


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    My main area of expertise is the intersection of climate change and human rights in international law. Currently, my postdoctoral research focuses on the potential and limitations of international human rights law to push states to meet their international climate commitments. In this connection, I take a particular interest in standard development in the international human rights system and ongoing climate change and human rights litigation at the international, regional, and domestic levels. This research forms part of the broader project Enhancing Climate Action through International Law (EnAct), funded by the Independent Research Fund Denmark (Danmarks Frie Forskningsfond). Beyond this project, I am interested in the intersection of environmental degradation and human rights more generally, as well as whether legal frameworks in the Nordics are adapted to addressing the adverse impacts of climate change on the rights of Arctic indigenous peoples in the region.

    I am also actively involved in the Climate Breakfast Seminar Series and the Interdisciplinary Seminar on Climate, Energy and Sustainability, hosted at CILG.



    I was awarded my PhD degree at the Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen, under the supervision of Prof. Morten Broberg and Associate Prof. Beatriz Martinez Romera. My PhD thesis, entitled 'Clarifying the Loss and Damage of Climate Change from a Human Rights Perspective: Scope, Implications, and Implementation Beyond Paris', examined the meaning of the loss and damage provision of the Paris Agreement and it's legal implications, understood from a human rights perspective. I maintain a keen research interest in loss and damage in international climate change law and its related negotiations. During my PhD, I was affiliated with the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law as a guest scholar.

    A human rights lawyer by training, I also hold an LLM in International Human Rights Law (Lund University) and a First Class LLB (Hons) in English Law (University of Dundee). Prior to joining the University of Copenhagen, I worked at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law in Lund, Sweden. During my time at the Institute, I worked with human rights research and other assistance in direct engagement projects. 



    I teach on a range of courses related to my areas of expertise, including 'Climate Change and the Law' and 'Global Challenges in International Law'. I am keen to supervise bachelor and master theses on international and regional human rights, climate change, and environmental law, also in the context of the Greenhouse. I also welcome projects on human rights law more generally and offer supervision in public international law and the laws of armed conflict as well. 

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