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:+4411732 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) and Environmental Law Foundation (ELF). 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 serves as a member of the IUCN World 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), International Natural Resources Law, Investment and Sustainability (2017, Routledge), Environmental Rights: The Development of Standards (2019, Cambridge University Press) and Biodiversity Litigation (2022, Oxford University Press).

Razzaque has acted as the Coordinating Lead Author of the Global Assessment on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (2019). Initiated by the UN Inter-governmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, the 'Summary for Policy Makers' and 'Chapter 6: Options for Decision-makers' are available from: Razzaque has been part of several projects funded by the UN Institute for Training and Research, European Commission, UNDP, Asia-Europe Foundation, Europe Aid, DEFRA, UNCTAD and World Bank. She has also received Higher Education Innovation Fund in 2011 and 2012. Over the years, Razzaque has served as a consultant for the UN Environment Programme and the UN Human Rights Council.

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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