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Margaretha Wewerinke-Singh awarded fellowship at Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study

Dr. Margaretha Wewerinke-Singh has been selected for a stay at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIAS-KNAW) in Amsterdam.

The NIAS Fellowship allows Dr. Margaretha Wewerinke-Singh to work on her project examining the impact of rights-based climate litigation for a period of 5 months in the academic year 2019/20. The Fellowship is part of a collaborative project on legal mobilisation and international law designed jointly with Dr. Jeff Handmakers and Dr. Daphina Misiedjan (International Institute of Social Studies), Dr. Jackie Dugard (University of the Witwatersrand) and Dr. Frederiek De Vlaming (University of Amsterdam). They will combine their expertise to generate new insights into various ways in which international law is being mobilised to hold states and private actors to account for human rights violations and other wrongs.

Dr. Margaretha Wewerinke-Singh will become part of a carefully selected community of about sixty scholars, artists and writers. She was selected by an external review process on the basis of the quality and innovative value of the research proposal. The success rate of NIAS fellowships is about ten percent. 

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