Professor Jona Razzaque

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  • Qualifications:Barrister, LLB (Bangladesh), LLM (Kings College London), PhD (Queen Mary College, University of London)
  • Position:Professor of Environmental Law
  • Department:FBL - Law
  • Telephone:+44 (0)117 32 83388
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About me

Jona Razzaque, Professor of Environmental Law, is a barrister and holds a PhD in law from the University of London. Prior to joining the UWE, she worked as a staff lawyer with the Foundation for International Environmental Law and Development (FIELD). She previously taught at the University College London, School of Oriental and African Studies and Queen Mary University of London. She has held visiting fellowships at Wuhan University, China. She is a member of the Advisory Board of the Journal of Environmental Law and serves as a member of the IUCN Commission on Environmental Law.

She has researched widely on access to justice and participatory rights in environmental matters and her publications include Public Interest Environmental Litigation in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh (2004, Kluwer), Globalisation and Natural Resources Law (2011, Edward Elgar) and Environmental Governance in Europe and Asia (2012, Routledge). Her co-edited books include Natural Resources and the Green Economy (2012, Brill), International Environmental Law and the Global South (2015, Cambridge University Press), Biodiversity and Nature Protection Law (2017, Edward Elgar) and International Natural Resources Law, Investment and Sustainability (2017, Routledge).

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She teaches undergraduate and LLM modules in international environmental law and natural resources law. She also supervises PhD students.

Area of expertise

International Environmental Law, Natural Resources Law, Environmental Governance, EU Environmental Law and Policy, Environmental Law in Developing Countries, Water Law and Policy. 


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