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New edition of the JHRE edition 8.2

Issue 8.2 of the Journal of Human Rights and the Environment on the theme “Crisis, injustice and response” is now available (see here).
In particular, many of you will be pleased to see a co-authored article discussing “The Declaration on Human Rights and Climate Change” which was developed by this network.

The issue contains the following articles:

  • Beyond anthropocentrism and ecocentrism: a biopolitical reading of environmental law, Vito De Lucia
  • Climate dreaming: negative emissions, risk transfer, and irreversibility, Henry Shue
  • The Declaration on Human Rights and Climate Change: a new legal tool for global policy change, Kirsten Davies, Sam Adelman, Anna Grear, Catherine Iorns Magallanes, Tom Kerns and S Ravi Rajan
  • Normative guidance for energy governance: sustainable development and human rights, Vincent Bellinkx and Wouter Vandenhole
  • Post Paris reflections: fossil fuels, human rights and the need to excavate new ideas for climate justice, Julia Dehm
  • Book review: Shawkat Alam, Sumudu Atapattu, Carmen G Gonzales and Jona Razzaque (eds), International Environmental Law and the Global South (Cambridge University Press, New York 2015) 656 pp., Rebecca Bratspies
  • Book review: Fritjof Capra and Ugo Mattei, The Ecology of Law: Toward a Legal System in Tune with Nature and Community (Berrett-Koehler Publishers Inc, Oakland CA 2015) 264 pp., Roxana Vatanparast
Dina Lupin

By Dina Lupin

Dina Lupin is the Director of the GNHRE and a Lecturer at the School of Law at the University of Southampton in the United Kingdon. Dina is an affiliated researcher in the project “Giving groups a proper say”, supported by the Austrian Science Fund and hosted at the Department of Philosophy at the University of Vienna. Dina‘s current research is on silencing and epistemic injustice in the context of consultation processes with Indigenous peoples and her latest article on this subject can be found here. In 2020, Dina’s book, “Human Dignity and the Adjudication of Environmental Rights” was published with Edward Elgar Press.

Previously Dina worked as a Post-doctoral researcher at the Faculty of Law of the University of Tilburg researching civil society organisations working on sustainable development in Ethiopia. You can read more about the research project here.

Dina was awarded her PhD in 2017 by the Department of Public and International Law at the University of Oslo. Her PhD was on the concept of human dignity in the context of environmental law and governance.

Dina completed her BA and LLB at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, and her Master of Laws, with honours, at the University of Auckland, New Zealand.

Dina previously worked as a Senior Attorney at the Centre for Environmental Rights ( in Cape Town. At the Centre, Dina represented a range of communities and activists in their battles for more transparent, accountable environmental and water management in the mining sector. She worked on the
legal aspects of acid mine drainage, hydraulic fracturing and was
instrumental in the facilitation of a community activist network in the field of mining and environmental justice. Dina also led the Centre’s work on improving transparency in environmental governance. As a result of her work at the Centre, Dina was included in the 2013 list of 200 Young South Africans published by the Mail and Guardian .

Dina has also worked in the Mining and Natural Resources team at Webber Wentzel, a South African law firm.

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