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Cambridge Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance


Emily Barritt is Lecturer in Tort Law and the Co-Director of the Transnational Law Institute at King’s College London. Her research focuses on environmental democracy, access to justice, public participation, stewardship and climate change adjudication. Her recently published monograph The Foundations of the Aarhus Convention: Environmental Democracy Rights and Stewardship (Hart Publishing 2020) is the first such work to uncover the ambitious scope of this important instrument of international environmental law. Alongside this research she has been involved in various projects, including assessing legal options for the protection of marine biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction, the disruptive nature of climate change in court rooms and assessing the role of beauty in understanding environmental law. Emily is now turning her work to uncovering the spiritual dimensions of environmental law, looking both at the theoretical idea behind this concept and at examples where spiritual factors have shaped adjudication and legal instruments.

More information about her research and publications can be found on her institutional profile page.

C-EENRG Fellow
Lecturer in Tort Law
The Dickson Poon School of Law
King’s College London
Dr Emily  Barritt