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Dr Adriana Giunta


Dr. Adriana Giunta joined BIICL as a Visiting Research Fellow in 2024. In BIICL, Adriana is working on her monograph on Indigenous Peoples' Environmental Rights under International Law and she is undergoing studies on Defining Environmental Rights under International Law. Her research focuses on climate change litigations, environmental rights, businesses and human rights, and the intersection between indigenous peoples' rights, sustainable development and climate justice.

She has taught and researched human rights, indigenous peoples, climate change, the environment and international law, as a Lecturer in the United Kingdom, and as a Visiting Research Fellow at the NIEM/Arctic Centre at the University of Lapland in Finland. Previously, she worked for several human rights NGOs, including Amnesty International. Adriana holds a PhD in public international law from Brunel University London, an LL.M in International Human Rights Law, and a B.A. in Law and Human Rights from the University of Essex in the United Kingdom.

Adriana published with the United Nations Environment Programme the book chapter: 'Can an Ecocentric Approach Open New Frontiers for a Legally Binding International Environmental Right? A Study of Norway's Environmental Constitutional Right' in Erin Daly, Louis Kotze, James May, Caiphas Soyapi, Arnold Kreilhuber, Lara Ognibene and Angela Kariuki (eds.), New Frontiers in Global Environmental Constitutionalism (United Nations Environment Programme, 2017). Her research on environmental rights was recently cited among other scholars by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) second report on Environmental Rule of Law: Tracking Progress and Charting Future Direction, 2023.


Dr Adriana Giunta

Visiting Research Fellow

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