Introducing Dina Townsend

4088d4e7-087f-41cd-969f-84ef5129e534It’s our great pleasure today to introduce Dina Townsend as an IntLawGrrls contributor. Dina is a PhD Fellow in the Department of Public and International Law at the University of Oslo. Her research focuses on the concept of human dignity in the context of environmental law and governance.

Dina completed a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws at the University of Cape Town, South Africa and her Master of Laws, with honours, at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. Dina is an admitted attorney and has spent a number of years in practice, specializing in mining and environmental law. She worked in the Mining and Natural Resources team at Webber Wentzel, a South African law firm, and was a Senior Attorney at the not-for-profit Centre for Environmental Rights where she led the Mining Programme and the Transparency Programme. As a result of her work at the Centre, Dina was included in the 2013 list of 200 Young South Africans published by the Mail and Guardian.

Dina’s first post will focus on migrants to Greece and the ECtHR’s judgments on Greek migrant detention centers. Heartfelt welcome!