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Giulia Sajeva

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  • United Kingdom

20082019

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Personal Statement

Giulia Sajeva began to explore the interface between environmental protection and human rights since her BA in Political Science and International Relations (Università degli Studi di Palermo), for her thesis on the implementation of the Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species in the EU. For her MSc in Conservation Science (Imperial College London, 2009) she focused on the circumstances that influence the success of Access and Benefit Sharing agreements between indigenous peoples and third parties. In 2012, Sajeva began a PhD research project in Human Rights at the Department of Law (Università degli Studi di Palermo) on the novel and controversial idea of biocultural rights. In 2015, Sajeva enrolled in the MSc in Rule of Law and Constitutional Democracy (Università di Genova) and was awarded it with a thesis on the recognition of rights to the environment in the new Ecuadorian Constitution as a constituzionalization of indigenous peoples’ ethics. Sajeva then published her first monograph with Oxford University Press with the title: When Rights Embrace Responsibilities. Biocultural Rights and the Conservation of the Environment. The interdisciplinary of her career path earned her the election as Vice-President of the Religion and Conservation Biology Working Group of the Society of Conservation Biology (2016-2019). After her doctorate, Dr. Sajeva engaged in seminars and reading groups with graduate and post-graduate students at the University of Palermo and was invited to present her research at University College London, Cambridge University, University of Strathclyde, Humboldt Universitat, Università degli Studi di Padova, and University of Ljubljana.

She now is a Marie Curie Fellow (Horizon 2020) at the Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law and Governance, Strathclyde University, Glasgow, where she is supervised by Prof. Elisa Morgera on her project on Rights for Ecosystem Services.

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Laws, Università degli Studi di Genova

20152016

Master of Science, Imperial College London

20082009

Bachelor of Philosophy, Universita degli Studi di Palermo

20052008

Keywords

  • rights for ecosystem services
  • local communities
  • human rights
  • conservation of the environment
  • indigenous peoples
  • payments for ecosystem services
  • EU Environmental Law
  • international environmental law

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Research Output

Inside-out. Internal and external limits to rights: does it matter?

Sajeva, G., 31 Dec 2019, In : Diritto e questioni pubbliche. 19, 2, p. 201-223 23 p.

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    Meanings and More…: Policy Brief of the ICCA Consortium no. 7

    Sajeva, G., Borrini-Feyerabend, G. & Niederberger, T., 24 Nov 2019, [Barcelona]. 60 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

  • Prizes

    Seal of Excellence of the European Commission

    Giulia Sajeva (Recipient), 2018

    Prize: Other distinction

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