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Dr Justine Bendel


Dr Justine Bendel joined Exeter Law School in 2020 as a Lecturer in Law (Education & Research). Prior to that, she was a postdoctoral fellow at the Diplomatic Academy in Vienna. She was undertaking a project entitled “Multi-level Environmental Protection – A Law in Context Approach”. This project explored the question of the adaptation of the international legal system to environmental protection and examined in more details how the shifts towards a potentially more inclusive system are conducted.

She is currently preparing her monograph under contract with E. Elgar Publishers, which focuses on how international courts and tribunals can adapt to environmental disputes. She has also published in international journals such as the Review of European, Comparative and International Environmental Law, and the Nordic Journal of International Law.

Justine holds a PhD from the University of Edinburgh, as well as a Masters and Bachelor in Law from the University of Geneva.

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Research interests

Main research areas:
  • International environmental law
  • Public international law
  • International dispute settlement

Main themes:

  • International environmental adjudication
  • Environment and development nexus
  • Environmental governance
  • Global protection of forests

Secondary research interests:

  • Methodologies in international law (TWAIL, qualitative empirical research)

Research supervision

 Justine is interested in supervising projects in her areas of expertise.

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