2001-2008 Interns and Research Fellows

Interns 2008


Lucie Sztejnhorn

Lucie Sztejnhorn, France

Master 2 Carrières juridiques internationales et européennes
University Pierre-Mendès-France, Grenoble, France
April - September 2008

Gord McGuire

Gordon McGuire, Canada

LL.B. Candidate, Dalhousie Law School, Canada
BAH, Politics and Economics, Queen's University, Canada
July - August 2008

Joshua Goldman

Joshua Goldman, USA

J.D. Candidate, May 2009
International and Comparative Law
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, New York City, USA
June - July 2008

Anja Mager

Anja Mager, Germany

Law degree graduate, University of Cologne, Germany
Postgraduate judicial service trainee, District Court of Cologne, Germany
February - April 2008

Interns 2007

Christophe Krolik

Christophe Krolik, France

PhD candidate, University of Limoges-CRIDEAU
The law of energy for sustainable development
October – December 2007

Andrea Düppen

Andrea Düppen, Germany

Law degree graduate, University of Cologne, Germany
Postgraduate judicial service trainee, District Court of Cologne, Germany
July - September 2007

Violeta Gustale Gill

Violeta Gustale Gill, Paraguay

Law degree, Universidad Nacional de Asunción (UNA), Paraguay
Candidate for Master in Law and Sustainable Development (Univ. tba)
May – July 2007


Rosalía Ibarra Sarlat

Rosalía Ibarra Sarlat, México

PhD candidate, Environmental Law, University of Alicante, Spain
Environmental Law Specialization Course, Ilustre Colegio de Abogados de Madrid, Spain
D.E.A. Environmental Law, University of Alicante, Spain
LL.B Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)
March - May 2007

Interns 2006

Capucine Chamoux

Capucine Chamoux, France

PhD candidate, International Environmental Law, University of Aix-Marseille/CERIC, France
LL.M International Law, University of the Western Cape, South Africa
D.E.A. International Public Law, University of Aix-Marseille/CERIC, France
September - November 2006

Carine Nadal

Carine Nadal, UK

LL.M student specialising in Environmental Law, University of London, UK
Diploma in International Environmental Law,
United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), Switzerland
LL.B - University of Nottingham, UK
May - July 2006

Interns 2005

G.A.P Achala Chandani, Sri Lanka
PhD candidate, University of Kent, UK
LL.M Environmental Law and Policy, University of Kent, UK
LL.B University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
October - December 2005

Emilie Cornu-Thenard, France
Université Robert Schuman, Strasbourg, France:
LLM - Environmental Law and Land Management
University Diploma - Scientific aspects of pollution Law degree - Public Law
Certificate - Urban planning and Construction Law
May - August 2005

Fabienne Aubry, France
LL.M. - Public International Law student at Aix-Marseille University/CERIC, France
Law degree - International Law, Jean Moulin University, Lyon III France and Stockholm University, Sweden
March - May 2005

Swetlana Niekisch, Germany
LL.M. - International and Comparative Law, George Washington University, USA
Law degree - Cologne University, Germany
Certificate on European Legal Studies, Universities of Saarland, Germany; Warwick, UK and Lille 2, France
January - May 2005

Interns 2004

Annalisa Savaresi, Italy
LL.M. - International and European Legal Studies, University of Durham, UK
Law Degree, University of Brescia, Brescia, Italy
September - October 2004

Thomas Greiber, Germany
LL.M. - International Environmental Law, George Washington University, USA
Postgraduate judicial service trainee, Krefeld District Court, Germany
May - August 2004

Malin Hollberg, Sweden
Law degree graduate, University of Stockholm Law School, Stockholm, Sweden
March - May 2004

Interns 2003

Bernard Blazkiewicz, Poland
LL.M. candidate - Dalhousie Law School, Canada
Magister Prawa - University of Gdansk, Poland
October 2003 - January 2004

Arturo Brandt, Chile
LLM, Vermont Law School, USA
JD University Diego Portales, Chile
September - December 2003

Rajesh Sehgal, India
LLM Environmental Law, Nottingham Trent University, UK
LLB CCS University, India
September - December 2003

Noémi Nemes, Hungary
MA student in International and European Legal Studies
Utrecht University, The Netherlands
February 2003 - July 2003

Maria Jiménez, Costa Rica
MA student in Development Management, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany Diploma in Agrarian and Environmental Law, University of Costa Rica
February 2003 - April 2003

Interns 2002

Katerina Sarafidou, Greece
Master Studies European and International Law
( L.L.M.Eur), University of Bremen
October 2002 - January 2003

Sonia Corterier, Germany
Law Degree (1. State Examination), University of Bonn
October 2002 - January 2003

Claudiane Chevalier, France
DEA en Droit International Public
CERIC, Université d'Aix-Marseille III, France
April - October 2002

Dörte Hochmuth, Germany
Master of Laws (LL.M), University of Uppsala/Schweden
1. Staatsexamen, "Ruprecht-Karls"-Universität, Heidelberg/Germany
June - September 2002

Interns 2001

Caroline Strulik, France
Masters of Laws (LL.M) Queen Mary & Westfield College, London, UK
October - December 2001

Nicholas Dragffy, UK
Masters of Law (LL.M), Bachelor of Law (LL.B)
Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England & Wales, London, UK 
September - December 2001 

Yaw Osafo, Ghana
BA (Hons) Law and Government, University of Manchester, UK
October 2000 - June 2001 

Research Fellows

A number of other foundations offer fellowships, which may be appropriately undertaken using the ELC's facilities. In the past, these have included the German National Merit Foundation, and the Robert-Bosch-Foundation (Graduate Program in International Affairs).

Juan Carlos Sánchez

Juan Carlos Sánchez, Costa Rica

LL.B., Universidad de Costa Rica
Commercial Law Specialization Course, Universidad de Costa Rica
M.Sc. Environmental Governance, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany
March - October 2008

Siu-Lang Carrillo Yap, Peru

Lawyer - Pedro Ruiz Gallo University, Peru
Master in civil law - Catholic University, Peru
Forest and customary law
June - September 2007

Lily Mathews, Australia

BA, LL.B (Hons I) - University of Sydney, Australia
Corporate solicitor, Freehills, Australia
June - September 2006

Rocio Meza Suarez, Peru

BA, LL.B - Catholic University, Peru
Master of Law in Environmental Law and Policy - University of Kent, UK
PhD candidate 2006-2008 - University of Giessen, Germany:
The right to free, prior and informed consent for indigenous people regarding mining activities that damage the environment and human health
June - August 2006

Ilona Millar, Australia

BA Hons (politics) - Murdoch University
LL.B - University of Western Australia
Masters of Environmental Law - University of Sydney
January - April 2006

Christian Lopez-Silva, Mexico

Doctoral candidate, Research Assistant: Sheffield Institute of Biotechnological Law and Ethics (UK)
MA in Biotech Law & Ethics: University of Sheffield (UK)
Trade and environment issues in international regulation of biotechnology
September - December 2005

Rie Watanabe, Japan
Research on legal title to carbon, specifically within the CDM project cycle; report on drafting and negotiation process of UNFCCC and other MEAs
February - September 2003

Seconded as a research fellow by her organisation, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)


Dr Ian Hannam, Australia
Department of Land and Water Conservation, Sydney, Australia
Legal and Institutional Frameworks for Sustainable Soils: A Preliminary Report
March - May 2001

This fellowship project was financed by the European Soils Bureau (European Commission), and the Foundation Charles Leopold Mayer

Fellowship InWEnt (formerly Carl Duisberg Society)

InWEnt – Internationale Weiterbildung und Entwicklung gemeinnützige GmbH ( Capacity Building International, Germany ) is an organization for international human resources development, advanced training and dialogue. It was established through a merger of Carl Duisberg Gesellschaft e.V. ( CDG ) and the German Foundation for International Development ( DSE ). Its practice-oriented programs are directed at experts, managers and decision-makers from business and industry, politics, public administration and civil society from all over the world. Its Development Policy Forum organizes a high-ranking, informal policy dialogue on current issues of development policy.

Since 1949, CDG programmes have included over 300,000 scholars and professionals from all over the globe. Its programmes provide practical, professional, international and expert experience for young professionals and executives from all over the world, with a focus on developing countries.

InWEnt is a natural fit with ELP's objectives of promoting progressive development of environmental law at international and national levels, providing technical assistance in the field of environment and natural resources management, and promoting expertise and capacity building in these fields. In a collaboration that spanned from 2000 to 2004, the ELC hosted five groups of CDG/InWEnt Fellows, each remaining at the ELC for three months of research writing and experience-based training.

Contact InWEnt/CDG directly:
InWEnt - Internationale Weiterbildung und Entwicklung GmbH
Weyerstraße 78-83
50676 Köln
Phone: 0221/2098-0
Fax: 0221/2098-111
Email: info@inwent.org
website: www.inwent.org/en/index.html

InWEnt Fellows 2004 (April - June)

Marianela Cedeño, Costa Rica
LL.B., La Salle University, San José, Costa Rica
Master degrees in International Relations and Diplomacy, National University, Costa Rica
Transboundary EIA in Meso America

Hafiz Khan, Bangladesh
LL.B. (Hons) and LL.M., University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
Environment Dispute Settlement Mechanisms in Bangladesh

Viviane Ambare Mbgamine, Cameroon
DEUG (Public Law first Graduation), University of Yaounde, Cameroon
Community Forests in Cameroon and the Role of Women

Dana Zhandayeva, Kazakhstan
LL.M. degree, University of Groningen, Netherlands
Framework Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the Caspian Sea

InWEnt Fellows 2003 (April - June)

Angela Ruiz Salazar, Peru
Attorney at Law
Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru, Lima

Edgar Fernández, Costa Rica
DEA en Droit public général et Droit de l'Environnement (equivalent to LL.M) Université de Nantes, France
Protection de l'environnement naturel et propriété privée

Sondes Jmaiel, Tunisia
DEA en Droit de l' Environnement (equivalent to LL.M)
Faculté des Sciences Juridique, Politique et Sociales, Tunis/Tunisia
Le mécanisme pour un développement propre

Ronaldo Gutierrez, Philippines
Master of Science, London School of Economics,UK
Juris Doctor, Ateneo de Manila University - College of Law, Philippines

Zakaria El Brahmi, Morocco
Arab Industrial Development and Mining Organization (AIDMO)

CDG Fellows 2002 (April - June)

Rose Mwebaza, Uganda
Master of Laws (LL.M), University of California/USA
Improving Environmental Procedural Rights

Ketsana Phommachanh, Lao PDR
Deputy Director of the Law Research Center, Vientiane/Lao PDR
Master of Laws (LL.M), University of California/USA
Information Exchange, Notification and Consultation:The Case of the Mekong Framework Agreement

Georgia Nogueira, Brazil
Law School Degree, Federal University of Pernambuco, Recife/Brazil
Conservation and Wise Use of Mangrove Ecosystems: Legislation in Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica and Nicaragua

Claudia Martans, Panama
Attorney at Law
Master of Laws (LL.M), Universidad Internacional de Andalucia/Spain
Implementing the Biosafety Protocol

Bantita (Sunny) Pichyakorn, Thailand
Master of Laws (LL.M), King's College University of London/UK
Sustainable Development and International Watercourses: The Mekong and the Rhine

CDG Fellows 2001

Isabel Martinez, Venezuela
Legal Officer, UNEP, Mexico
November 2000 - January 2001
El Acceso a la justicia ambiental en América Latina durante la década de los Noventa: Reformas y Desarrollos
(Access to environmental justice in Latin America)
see also Environmental Policy and Law Paper No. 43

Dr. Nazrul Islam, Bangladesh
Assistant Professor Department of Law, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
November 2000 - January 2001
ISO 14001: Legal challenges for developing countries
see also Environmental Policy and Law Paper No. 43

Professor Wang Xi, China
Vice Director of Research Institute of Environmental Law, Wuhan University, China
December 2000 - January 2001
Law and policy of the European Union on greenhouse gases emissions reduction and their methodological significance to China
see also Environmental Policy and Law Paper No. 43

Dr. Ikechi Maduka Chibuzo Mgbeoji, Nigeria
Assistant Professor of Law University of British Columbia,Vancouver, Canada
November 2000 - January 2001
Patents and plant resources-related knowledge: Towards a regime of communal patents for plant resources-related knowledge
see also Environmental Policy and Law Paper No. 43

Gitahi Gladys Nyokabi, Kenya
Bachelor of Laws (LL.B), Moi University, Kenya
May - July 2001
Legal tools for conservation in private lands

Larsey Mensah, Ghana
Deputy Director (legal), Ministry of Environment and Science, Ghana
May - July 2001
Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) as a legal tool for environmental protection and sustainable development: Reflections of the legal framework on selected African countries

Sisay Entele Teklu, Ethiopia
Legal Officer
February - March 2001
Analysis of recent general environmental laws

Fellowship Humboldt Foundation

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation grants up to 150 research awards annually to foreign scholars whose academic qualifications enjoy international recognition, enabling them to spend prolonged periods on research in Germany. Fellowships may be granted in any discipline, however, the Foundations origins in the natural sciences result in an emphasis in programs addressing natural science and related issues, with particular interest in the Americas. The Foundation's object with its the foreign grants program is to "pay tribute to academic accomplishments and to foster long-term co-operation between foreign and German researchers." Humboldt grant winners spend four to twelve months in Germany, carrying out research projects of their own choosing, in co-operation with specialists at the research institution in which they are hosted.

Contact the Humboldt Foundation directly :
Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung
Jean-Paul-Strasse 12
D-53173 Bonn
Tel: (++49-228) 833-0
Fax: (++49-228) 833-199
E-mail: select@avh.de
Website: http://www.avh.de

Humboldt Fellow 2001/2002

Dr. Griselda D. Capaldo, Argentina
Professor at the Faculty of Law University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
October 2001 - July 2002
Juridical diagnosis and prognosis of freshwater conservation in South America: From the legal weakness to real efficacy

Fellowship Fulbright

The Fulbright Program provides grants for Graduate Students, Scholars and Professionals, and Teachers and Administrators from the U.S. and other countries. It is designed to "increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries..." The Fulbright Program awards approximately 4,500 new grants annually. The primary source of funding for the Fulbright Program is an annual appropriation by the United States Congress. Foreign governments and private organizations contribute through cost-sharing and indirect support, such as salary supplements, tuition waivers, university housing, etc. The Fulbright Program is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State.

For further information, contact:
Office of Academic Exchange Programs
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
U.S. Department of State, SA-44
301 4th Street, S.W., Room 234
Washington, D.C. 20547
Phone: 202/619-4360
Fax: 202/401-5914
Email: academic@pd.state.gov
Website: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/program_regions_world.html


Fulbright Fellow 2003/2004

Nicole Harkin, USA
Law Student
Pace University, School of Law, White Plains, N.Y.
September 2003-July 2004
German land use law as it relates to U.S. urban sprawl and energy consumption