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M.M.E. Hesselman, LLM

Ph.D. Candidate / Lecturer International Law
M.M.E. Hesselman, LLM

EU COST Action - 'European Energy Poverty: Agenda Co-Creation and Knowledge Innovation'
Dutch Member of the Management Committee, and co-lead of Working Group 3 . The EU Cost Action on European Energy Poverty (ENGAGER) is a European-wide interdiscplinary network of scholars and practioners that jointly seek to define and understand the phenomenon of 'energy poverty' in Europe with the purpose of designing further effective policy/regulatory interventions in this area, focusing on the EU and its Member States.  This project runs between 2017-2021. See
Yearbook of International Disaster Law
As co-editor of the new Yearbook of International Disaster Law (Brill Nijhoff Publishers), together with Giulio Bartolini, Dug Cubie and Jacqueline Peel, I am co-responsible for solliciting, reviewing and publishing input for the Yearbook, the first volume of which will appear in 2019 (YIDL 2018). The YIDL aims to explore and establish the field of International Disaster Law as a new and seperate field of law, and function as a hub for publications. I am also responsible for the annual IDL in practice section on human rights law.
2017-2018 Workshop Series: 'International Law for the Sustainable Development Goals' (IL4SDGs)
Dr. Mando Rachovitsa and myself are currently acting as lead-organizers for the Department's workshop series on International Law for the UN Sustainable Development Goals. This series consists of eight international workshops on various SDG-themes, put together through close collaborations with other colleagues of the Department, wider Faculty and other relevant partners. We currently host an Open Access Special Journal Issue with Brill Open Law: An International Journal for which the deadline of submissions was 28 June 2018.
Global Health Law Groningen
Climate Change: In 2015, I joined Global Health Law Groningen (GHLG) with research focusing on human rights and climate change / a healthy environment. Some highlights include the GHLG's report on "The Right to Health and Climate Change: An International Legal Perspective" submitted to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (2015), my participation in the UNHRC Expert Meeting on 'Human Rights and Climate Change' in Geneva (2016), or my contribution to the development of the CEDAW's General Comment 37 on Disaster Risk Reduction in a Changing Climate (in 2017).
Non-Communicable Disease: In recent years, I've also become more closely involved in GHLG's research on non-communicable diseases and related risk factors, e.g. unhealthy foods, alcohol, energy poverty. My contributions include human rights approaches to / new norms for the regulation of such risk factors. See for some publications e.g. here and here. I'm currently co-guest editing a Special Issue with BMC International Health and Human Rights on NCDs, human rights, international law and international policy. See the Call here. Deadline for submissions is 1 December 2018.

2013-2014 Seminar Series on 'Human Rights for Essential Public Services Provision' and related book project
Jointly with colleagues Antenor Hallo de Wolf and Brigit Toebes, we set up and co-organized the first Seminar Series of the Department of International Law with seven themed international seminars/workshops, and a Call for Papers-based general meeting. The project culminated in the following book project:
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Contact information

Oude Kijk in 't Jatstraat 26
9712 EK Groningen
The Netherlands

Vakgroep Staatsrecht en Internationaal Recht

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