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Cambridge Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance


Martina Kunz was a PhD researcher working on regulatory techniques of international environmental law under the supervision of Prof. Jorge E. Viñuales. She supervised undergraduate students in European environmental and sustainable development law and provided small group teaching for graduate students in international law at the Department of Land Economy and the Faculty of Law, as well as occasionally leading workshops on legal methodology and mindmapping.

Prior to her PhD at Cambridge, Martina studied international law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (LLM), Chinese law and language at Tsinghua University (China Scholarship Council Visiting Scholar), Russian law and language at Saint Petersburg State University, as well as Law, Sinology, Slavonic studies and Philosophy at the University of Geneva (LLB and BA). She is fluent in German, English, Chinese, French, and Spanish, and has worked on a number of international and comparative law research projects for universities, NGOs and international organizations, mainly in the fields of environmental law, economic law, and public law at large. Her publications include ‘Principle 11: Environmental Legislation’ in J.E. Viñuales (ed.) The Rio Declaration on Environment and Development: A Commentary (Oxford University Press, 2015), and (with Jorge E. Viñuales) ‘Environmental Approaches to Nuclear Weapons’ in G. Nystuen, S. Casey-Maslen, A. Bersagel (eds) Nuclear Weapons under International Law (Cambridge University Press, 2014).

PhD Alumna (2024)
Former centre researcher
 Martina  Kunz