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How to submit a blog post to the GNHRE Blog and Community Page

Welcome to our Blog and Community page!

This is a space where members can post events, job postings, upcoming conferences and other news, but it is also a space for comment, opinion, debate and blogging.

The idea is that this is a platform for members to come together and ask each other questions, keep each other informed and engage with each other about the crucial issues animating the field. We want it to be a hub for the human rights and environment community, as well as a community-built resource on events and developments in the field.

Guidelines for blog posts and announcements: 

Please note that blog posts should be new material (not previously published elsewhere) and should address a matter related to human rights and the environment.

  1. Length– Ideally blog posts should be between 750 – 1000 words. If you are using the blog post to announce an event or new publication, posts may be shorter.
  2. Post title– Post titles should be short, specific, and easy to understand. Consider including subtitles. 
  3. Plagiarism – The rules on plagiarism that apply to academic papers, also apply to blog posts and sources should be identified, preferably using links.
  4. References– Please do not use footnotes and avoid lengthy references if possible. Where needed, use links instead. Links should be inserted into the text. Please do not insert links using ‘here’ or ‘click here’.
  5. Images– Please send us two images to accompany your blog post. We post a feature image (that appears at the top of the blog post and on the main page of the GNHRE) and we like to include another image in the text itself to break the text up and make it more inviting to readers. Please ensure that any images can be reproduced without violating copyright and please provide us with information about the source/creator of the image. Please send us a link to the image or attach a jpeg file to your submission. 

       Useful sites for open source pictures are:

  1. Dissemination– we will share the blog post with our membership and post it on our social media feeds. We encourage you to also share it on social media. if you don’t already, please follow us on Twitter (, LinkedIn and Facebook. 
  2. Format – Please send all text in Word or a Word-compatible format. Please do not send PDF documents.  

Blog posts in Word document format and images (link or jpeg format), along with your full name, institutional affiliation and a link to your profile (preferably your GNHRE profile) should be sent to

Please note, our team of blog editors review all submissions and we reserve the right to reject, accept, or accept subject to revision any submission. We endeavour to provide all writers with an answer within two weeks of submission.

Feature image: Josh Gellers

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.