It’s our great pleasure today to welcome Britta Sjöstedt as an IntLawGrrls contributor. Britta has conducted legal studies at Lund University in Sweden and McGill University in Canada and completed her Master of Laws in 2009. At present, she is a doctoral student at Lund University. She has previously worked as an assistant at the International Law Commission in Geneva. Britta has also worked in Canada, Mauritania and Sweden.
Britta’s research project focuses on questions of protection of the environment during armed conflict from a fragmentation perspective. The main research focus is on the role of multilateral environmental agreements during armed conflict and how they may interact with and modify international humanitarian law. Britta also teaches at Lund University and at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute, mainly in international humanitarian law, general public international and peace and conflict resolution.
Her introductory post today discusses developments in the International Law Commission, examining small signs of progressiveness in dual meaning: both in terms of substance as well as from a gender perspective.