Dr Onita Das

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  • Qualifications:LLB (West of England), BPTC (West of England), LLM (Bristol), PhD (West of England)
  • Position:Senior Lecturer in Law
  • Department:FBL - Law
  • Telephone:+4411732 82511
  • Email:Onita2.Das@uwe.ac.uk

About me

Onita Das is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Law. She completed her LLM in International Law at the University of Bristol and her PhD in International Law at the University of the West of England in 2010. In the context of research led teaching she teaches Environmental Law at undergraduate level and contributes to teaching on the International Environmental Law module at postgraduate level. She is also currently on two PhD supervisory teams. She has published sole and co-authored journal articles, book chapters and a monograph in her principal research areas of sustainable development; environmental protection (including climate change) relevant to security and armed conflict); and most recently, land grabbing from a sustainable development and human rights perspective. Her work on 'environmental protection relevant to security and armed conflict' has been cited in both the second (2015) and third (2016) International Law Commission reports on 'the protection of the environment in relation to armed conflicts'. She also actively participates in and leads collaborative research projects (e.g., successful SLS bid with members of the Environmental Law Unit). External engagement is evident from invitations to act as a panel commentator at the 2012 Workshop on the Protection of the Environment in relation to Armed Conflict at the University of Lund, Sweden and to speak on 'sustainable development and environmental protection in armed conflict' at the 2013 TRW Network Launch in Manchester. She also engages externally as a core member of the Global Network on Human Rights and the Environment (GNHRE), a member of an informal working group for the Toxic Remnants of War (TRW) Project, and in 2015 was a Visiting Fellow at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law in Cambridge. She was also the Head of the Environmental Law Research Unit from October 2015 to June 2019.


Area of expertise

Environmental Protection relevant to Security and Armed Conflict, Sustainable Development, Human Rights and the Environment in the context of Land Grabbing, Environmental Crime


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