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Daniëlla Dam-de Jong appointed as professor International Sustainable Development Law

Starting 1 February 2023, Daniëlla Dam-de Jong has been appointed as professor to the new Chair International Sustainable Development Law at the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies at Leiden University. Her expertise lies in the field of sustainable development, with an emphasis on natural resources governance and environmental peacebuilding.

In her new position, Daniëlla will focus on developing international sustainable development law as a distinct field of international law. She will pay specific attention to how this field of international law can contribute to addressing tensions between economic, social and environmental concerns, such as reflected in the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (the SDGs). She will also study new and existing forms of transnational governance as advocated for by SDG 17 on the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development. Daniëlla will further explore synergies with sustainable development research carried out in other departments at Leiden Law School and other faculties of Leiden University.

Daniëlla has worked for the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies since 2007, first as a PhD candidate and later as an Assistant and Associate Professor. She has written and advised extensively on sustainable development and on its connections with international peace and security. Her publications include a monograph on International Law and Governance of Natural Resources in Conflict and Post-Conflict Situations with Cambridge University Press in 2015 and a Research Handbook on International Law and Environmental Peacebuilding (co-edited with Dr Britta Sjöstedt from Lund University) which will be published in August 2023. Daniëlla is a member of the Dutch Advisory Committee on Public International Law (CAVV), Deputy Chair of the IUCN WCEL Specialist Group on Environmental Security and Conflict Law and one of the Editors-in-Chief of the Netherlands Yearbook of International Law.

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