Nertila Kuraj

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
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Nertila Kuraj  is a postdoc research fellow at the Public and International Law Department, UiO. 


Nertila holds a Bachelor Degree in Law (110/110) from the University of Pisa, Italy, and a Master (magna cum laude) in International and European Law from the same university. She was previously working with Agricultural and Food Law at INRA, in Paris, France, where she took part in the HolyRisk Project, a comparative study on how scientific uncertainty in risk assessment informs decision-making regarding food safety in both EU and US.
Her PhD (defended May 2017) focused on the regulation of nanotechnology in the EU/EEA Law, especially in the area of ​​chemicals legislation and the REACH Regulation.


University of California, Berkeley (November 2018 - present)

University of California, Berkeley, USA (2014, six months);

Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, DIRPOLIS Institute, Scuola Normal Superiore di Pisa, Italy (2014, three months);

The Norwegian University Center in Paris, France (2016, one month);

Institute of Environmental Sciences, Bogaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey (2017, one month).


JUS5520 - International Environmental Law

NORINT0500 - Norwegian Life and Society, The Norwegian Legal System 


(November 2017)  NFR FRIPRO Mobility Grant for the project entitled: "The case for Regulation of Synthetic Biology and the Need for a New Category of Risk. An interdisciplinary analysis between the EU and the US." Overall assessment grade: 7- Exceptional. The project is for a postdoc of three years, with the first two years to be spent as a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley, in the US, and the third at IOR, UiO. 
The FRIPRO Mobility Grant is co-funded by the EU Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship (MSCA-IF). Starting date of the project: November 2018.

(April 2017)  Scandinavia-Japan Sasakawa Foundation - Norway (SJSF-N) scholarship to visit the Waseda Law School, in Tokyo, Japan, for the project entitled "Interaction of the European REACH Chemicals Law and its Japanese counterpart, the Kashinho. Legal cross-fertilisation and the case of nanotechnology."

(2015) Scholarship from  The Science Studies Colloquium  (Forum for Scientific) , University of Oslo, for the project entitled: "Taking human health and environmental protection seriously: The need for a paradigmatic shift in regulatory toxicology." 

Tags: synthetic biology, nanotechnology, chemicals regulation, REACH, Environmental Law, Food Law, risk


Kuraj, Nertila (2019). REACH and the Environmental Regulation of Nanotechnology - Preventing and Reducing the Environmental Impacts of Nanomaterials. Routledge. ISBN-13: 978-0367189648, 288s.

Kuraj, Nertila (2018). Complexities and conflict in controlling dangerous chemicals: the case of regulating endocrine disruptors in EU law, in Eléonore Maitre-Ekern; Carl Dalhammar & Hans Christian Bugge (ed.),  Preventing Environmental Damage from Products An Analysis of the Policy and Regulatory Framework in Europe . Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9781108422444. 11. s 276 - 302

Kuraj, Nertila (2012). Troppo piccole per preoccuparsene? Le applicazioni delle nanotecnologe in ambito alimentare nella normativa europea . Rivista di diritto agrario, 2012, n. 3, GIUFFRÈ, part I, p. 514


  • Kuraj, Nertila (2018). Complexities and conflicts in controlling dangerous chemicals: the case of regulating endocrine disruptors in EU law, In Eléonore Maitre-Ekern; Carl Dalhammar & Hans Christian Bugge (ed.),  Preventing Environmental Damage from Products An Analysis of the Policy and Regulatory Framework in Europe.  Cambridge University Press.  ISBN 9781108422444.  11.  s 276 - 302

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