Dina Townsend

Doctoral Research Fellow - Department of Public and International Law
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Dina is a PhD Fellow in the Department of Public and International Law. Her research focuses on the concept of human dignity in the context of environmental law and governance.

Dina completed her 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 previously worked as a Senior Attorney at the Centre for Environmental Rights (cer.org.za) where she led the Mining Programme and the Transparency Programme. As a result of work at the Centre, Dina was included in the 2013 list of 200 Young South Africans published by the Mail and Gaurdian .

Dina has also worked in the Mining and Natural Resources team at Webber Wentzel, a South African law firm.

Dina teaches International Environmental Law.

Tags: environmental law, Human Rights Law, International Courts and Tribunals, human dignity


"Unlock the Doors: How Greater Transparency by Public and Private Bodies Can Improve the Realisation of Environmental Rights" published by the Centre for Environmental Rights (2011)

"Mining and you community: Know your rights" published by the Centre for Environmental Rights (2013)

  • Townsend, Dina Lupin (2017). Human Dignity in Norway, In Paolo Becchi & Klaus Mathis (ed.),  Handbook of Human Dignity in Europe.  Springer.  ISBN 978-3-319-27830-8.  1-14.
  • Townsend, Dina Lupin (2016). The place of human dignity in environmental adjudication. Oslo Law Review.  ISSN 2387-3299.  3(1), s 27- 50 . doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.5617/oslaw3946
  • Townsend, Dina (2015). Taking dignity seriously? A dignity approach to environmental disputes before human rights courts. Journal of Human Rights and the Environment.  ISSN 1759-7188.  6(2), s 204- 225 . doi: 10.4337/jhre.2015.02.04
  • Townsend, Dina (2014). The Dignity of International Environmental Law, In Vasilka Sancin & Masa Dine (ed.),  International Environmental Law: Contemporary Concerns and Challenges in 2014.  GV Zalozba.  ISBN 978-961-247-280-1.  chapter.  s 99 - 111

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Published Aug. 1, 2013 10:56 AM - Last modified Aug. 10, 2016 10:32 AM

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