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dr. M.M.E. (Marlies) Hesselman

Assistant Professor International Law
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Dr. Hesselman is an Assistant Professor in International Law. She is currently Internship coordinator for the LLMs Public International Law and International Human Rights Law. She is part of the UG Teaching Academy Committee on Diversity & Inclusion. She was previously a coordinator of the LLB programme, and is currently on the Programme Committee for the LLMs PIL, IHRL. She is also academic coordinator and lead organiser for the GCHL Summer School on "Global Governance of Health Vulnerabilities in Africa", organized jointly with Mzumbe University, in Tanzania.

Dr. Hesselman supervises PhD students, LLM and LLB thesis students with an interest in the areas of international human rights law and energy access/justice, climate change, and environmental health law. She is open to further proposals in these areas.

Current teaching: full courses and partial contributions:

BA /IRIO - Intro to International and European Law*
LLB - Juridische Onderzoeksvaardigheden 1 - International law*
LLB - Thesis supervision - Interdisciplinary Research Colloquium
LLB - Honours College Human Rights| intro to HR & new human rights
BA UCG - Age of Human Rights | the right to energy as new HR
LLM - International Environmental Law*
LLM - Advanced International Law | new/critical approaches to int'l law
LLM - International Health Law | air pollution & climate change*
LLM - Seminar International Human rights Law | justiciability & right to energy
LLM - Climate Law | International climate law
LLM - Settlement of International Disputes | Conciliation & fact-finding
LLM - International Law for Humanitarian Action (NOHA-course) | International disaster law
LLM - Thesis supervision

*(co-)coordinating role

Past teaching:

LLB - Starting your Academic Career (1st yr)*
LLB - Introduction to International and European Law (1st yr)
LLB - Research Seminar International Law (2nd yr)*
LLB - Public International Law (2nd yr)
LLB - Studentenrechtbank (Student moot court) (3rd yr)
LLB - Honours Moot Court (3rd yr)
LLM - International Trade and Development Law | SDGs and human rights law
LLM - Seminar International Law in Practice

Guest lecturing:

  • European Climate and Health Responders Course: 'Climate Litigation and Health', Global Consortium for Health and Climate Education /
    Columbia University NY (2024) see here
  • Jean Monnet Summer School: European and International Human Rights Standards on Disasters: 'International and Regional Human Rights Law'; 'Right to Humanitarian Assistance', Sant'Anna Scuola Superiore, Pisa, Italy (2021-2023, 2024-2026)
  • Jean Monnet Summer School: Health, Environment and Climate Change: 'Human Rights, Air Pollution and Climate Change', University of Salerno, Italy (2018)
  • North Sea Energy Law Programme: 'Energy Access and the Law', University of Groningen, Netherlands (2018)
  • LLM 'Research Seminar: 'The Contours of a Human Right to Energy Access' University of Aberdeen, UK (2016), see here.
  • MA - 'Theorizing Human Rights, Society and State' (Civic-State Interaction: Translating Human Rights Norms into Local Realities), ISS/Erasmus University, Rotterdam (2013).

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