10/03/08

Lavanya Rajamani

Lavanya Rajamani is an Associate Professor at the Centre for Policy Research in New Delhi. She is an international lawyer specializing in environment law and policy. She was previously University Lecturer in Environmental Law and Fellow and Director of Studies in Law at Queens' College, Cambridge. She has a B.C.L and D.Phil. from Oxford where she was a Rhodes Scholar, and an LL.M from Yale.

Rajamani has authored a Monograph on Differential Treatment in International Environmental Law (OUP, 2006) and numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals including the Yearbook of International Environmental Law and the Journal of Environmental Law. In her current research she is exploring ways of further integrating developing countries into international environmental regimes, in particular the climate change regime, and studying national laws and policies in select developing countries (Brazil, China and India) implementing international climate change law. She is also writing a book provisionally titled International Environmental Law in Indian Courts: the Vanishing Line between Rhetoric and Law.

Rajamani has been invited to serve as Director of Studies for the 2008 research session on Implementation of International Environmental Law at the Hague Academy of International Law. She works as a consultant to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Secretariat, and has worked with the UNDP, the World Bank, the Alliance of Small Island States, and the International Institute of Sustainable Development. She is associated with the Yale Centre for Environmental Law and Policy, and serves on the editorial board of the Review of European Community and International Environmental Law.

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