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Prof. Brigit Toebes wins CISDL Legal Specialist Award 2022

18 August 2022
Prof. Dr B.C.A. (Brigit) Toebes

Prof. mr. dr. Brigit Toebes was awarded the Legal Specialist Award 2022 by the Centre for International Sustainable Development Law (CISDL). The CISDL’s Annual International Legal Specialist Awards recognize the outstanding contributions of recipients to key topics in international law which contribute to the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Through their knowledge, professional skills and insights, recipients of the CISDL International Legal Specialist Awards demonstrate a serious, significant longstanding commitment to advancing peace, justice and sustainable development in the world.

Prof. Brigit Toebes is a legal scholar with twenty-five years of experience in the international standards protecting health, with a strong emphasis on the role of human rights in health promotion and disease prevention. Currently involved in the discussion about ‘global health law’ as an emerging branch of public international law. Recent research themes include the NCD pandemic and the regulation of behavioural risk factors (in particular smoking and unhealty diets), the regulation of vaccination, and the role of law in socio-economic health inequalities.  In 2013, Prof. Toebes was awarded a Rosalind Franklin Fellowship at University of Groningen Faculty of Law, which led to her appointment in the Chair Health Law in a Global Context in 2018.

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The Center for International Sustainable Development Law (CISDL) is an international legal research center with the mission to promote sustainable societies and the protection of ecosystems by advancing the understanding, development and implementation of international sustainable development law.

CISDL members include learned jurists and scholars from all regions of the world, and a diversity of legal traditions. Through a competitive annual selection process, the CISDL appoints Associate Fellows, Legal Research Fellows and Senior Research Fellows.


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