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Email

st608@cam.ac.uk

Education CV

Education

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE, United Kingdom
PhD in Law (2014 - present)

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON, United Kingdom
Master of Law (Distinction) (2012 - 2013)

UNIVERSITY OF BAYREUTH, Germany 
First State Exam in Law with Honours ("vollbefriedigend") (2006 - 2012)

 

Work Experience

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON, Research Assistant (2013 - 2016)

GERMAN BUNDESTAG, DEPARTMENT WD 4, Research Assistant (03/2014 – 09/2014) 

  • Tax Law, Budget, Fiscal and Economic Policy                     

HENGELER MUELLER PARTNERSHIP OF LAWYERS, Research Assistant (05/2012 - 09/2012)

  • Mergers & Acquisitions, Commerical Law, Tax Law, Private International Law

UNIVERSITY OF BAYREUTH, Tutor (11/2009 - 05/2011)

  • Public and Constitutional Law, Human Rights                                          

Fields of research

Human Rights Law; Constitutional Theory; Public Law; International Law; International Environmental Law; European Union Law; German Constitutional Law

 

Towards the Environmental Minimum - An Argument for environmental protection through human rights

Summary

Human Rights and the environment are inseparably linked: States that allow industries and private individuals to contaminate the air with impunity do no less violence to human rights than States that institutionalize degrading treatment of political prisoners. Nonetheless, conventional wisdom in legal scholarship treats human rights and environmental law as largely distinct fields: air pollution is identified as an issue of public health on par with major diseases in the scientific community, and yet not conceptualized as a violation of the dignity, freedom and equality of individuals under established rights protection frameworks.

My research focuses on this disconnect and seeks to fill the gap by developing the ‘environmental minimum’ which States must uphold if they are to live up to their human rights commitments. I argue that potentially every human right has an environmental dimension which can be formulated with sufficient clarity and enforced through rights based litigation.

Supervisors

Dr Stephanie Palmer & Dr Markus Gehring

Representative Publications

Articles

Working Papers

  • Introducing the Environmental Minimum (November 7, 2016) University of Cambridge Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 53/2016. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2865584

    Blogging

    Translations

    • Peter Häberle, Präambeln im Text und Kontext von Verfassungen; English title: Preambles in the text and context of constitutions (forthcoming)
    • Peter Häberle, Die offene Gesellschaft der Verfassungsinterpreten, chapter from the Book: Peter Häberle, Der Kooperative Verfassungsstaat – aus Kultur und als Kultur, 2013; English title: The open society of constitutional interpreters (forthcoming)
    • Peter Häberle, Der Sinn von Verfassungen in kulturwissenschaftlicher Sicht, 131 Archiv des öffentlichen Rechts (2006), 621; English title: The rationale of Constitutions from a cultural science viewpoint (forthcoming)

    Start Date

    Oct 2014

    End date

    Oct 2017