Junior Fellows

Alice Bzovii

Junior Fellow

LL.M

is a Romanian qualified attorney-at-law with more than ten years of legal experience in representing and assisting clients in commercial and civil law cases before Romanian national courts (various commercial contracts litigations, negotiations, property litigation etc.). In the last few years she has gained an academic background in international arbitration, investment treaty arbitration, international energy law through master of law programs, participation in several international arbitration and energy conferences, and webinars (ICC-YAF, PwC Romania, ICC, LCIA, ICDR, SIAC, Delos, AIPN, etc.). She holds a Master of Laws (LL.M) in International Arbitration from the University of Bucharest, Romania; a Master of Laws (LL.M) in Investment Treaty Arbitration from the University of Uppsala, Sweden; and a Master of Laws (LL.M) in Energy Law with Professional Skills from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, the UK.

Altamush Saeed

Junior Fellow

Altamush is a Pakistan-based animal rights lawyer currently pursuing an LLM in Animal Law at the Center for Animal Law Studies, Lewis and Clark Law School. He will be pursuing an Environmental Law, Natural Resources and Energy Law LLM at Lewis and Clark. He holds an LLM from the University of Michigan Law School, a BA-LLB from Lahore University of Management Sciences, Pakistan and is a Co-Founder/Director of Charity Doings Foundation(charitydoings.org). Altamush is also an Animal Welfare Ambassador to Comprehensive Disaster Response Services (CDRSWorld.org), both incorporated in Pakistan/USA, and is a member of the American Bar Association Animal Law, International Animal Law, and the Climate Change & Human Rights Subcommittees, and of the newly formed Animal Law Working Commission Group for The Union of International Associations (UIA).

He served as a Legislative Advocacy Intern at Best Friends Animal Society in 2022 and is currently serving as a Humane Policy Volunteer Leader at the Humane Society of the United States and a Government Relations Intern at The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals for 2023.

Amit Anand

Junior Fellow

Lead for GRN Think Tank Programme in Human Rights, Family & Gender

He is a final year student pursuing PhD (Law) at Lancaster University, UK on the topic ‘Unheard and Unnoticed: Violence Against Women in India (A Study of Practice of Witch-hunting, Honour Killing and Devadasi System)’. He holds LLM (Human Rights) from the University of Reading, U.K. He has done his B.A.LLB (Honours.) from National Law School of India University, Bangalore. His research interests lie in the area of Public International Law, International Human Rights Law, International Humanitarian Law and Indian Constitutional Law.

Bauyrzhan Zhanadilov

Junior Fellow

Lead for GRN Think Tank Programme in Alternative Dispute Resolution

Bauyrzhan is a young specialist with experience in legal research on international arbitration. During his education at the Pennsylvania State University, Penn State Law as an LL.M student, he worked as a Research Assistant for Prof. Catherine Rogers on the project of the American Law Institute: “Restatement of the Law, the U.S. Law of International Commercial and Investor-State Arbitration”. This institute focuses on a clarification of the U.S. law and its statutory elements, represents the law from the court’s view. His responsibilities are cite-checking, proof-reading and case analysis.

Bauyrzhan Zhanadilov holds an LL.B with honours from Sh.Ualikhanov Kokshetau State University (Kazakhstan).

Bava Dharani

Junior Fellow

Lead for GRN Think Tank Programme in War, Conflict & Global Migration

Bava Dharani completed her LLB and LLM in SOAS, UOL. She is currently pursuing the LPC at BPP University. Bava is interested in the Indian indenture history in Singapore and Malaysia, and the parallels and differences this labour movement bears to modern day migrant workers’ movement chains. Previously, Bava worked as a paralegal in Singapore, specialising in criminal, civil and employment law.

Camellia Biswas

Junior Fellow

Camellia is doctoral researcher in the discipline of Humanities & Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar, India. She specialize in the sub-discipline of Environmental Anthropology and her doctoral research is about examining the ‘altered human-nature relationship in Indian Sundarbans under the larger discourse of climate disasters in the era of Anthropocene’. She has completed her masters from the School of human ecology, Ambedkar University Delhi. She also has a certificate course in Trade-Environment-Development from the London School of Economics. She worked as a Research Assistant at Ambedkar University in a Remote- sensing-based study of the built-up area dynamics as a measure of urban expansion, in Delhi and NCR.

She also worked with the marginal population in India (Dalits and Tribal population) to understand their everyday climate change struggle, marginalised identity and resilience stories of climate disaster, ensuing their traditional knowledge of coping strategies of the past in present. Furthermore, how these coping strategies are politicised/neglected under different climate change policies across natural-anthropogenic disasters. She has more than 4 years of experiences in conducting fieldwork and have been trained in using GIS and remote sensing.

Dimitrios Kafteranis

Junior Fellow

Lead for GRN Think Tank Programme in International Trade, Investment & Corporate Governance

Mr Dimitrios Kafteranis is a PhD candidate at the Faculty of Law of the University of Luxembourg. He was a junior academic visitor at the University of Oxford, Trinity College Dublin and the University of Antwerp. Prior starting his PhD, Dimitrios was working at the Court of Justice of the European Union.

Dinko Hanaan Dinko

Junior Fellow

University of Denver

Dinko is a PhD student and a Graduate Teaching Assistant at the Department of Geography and the Environment, University of Denver. His research interest lies in the multiple and differentiated narratives of water insecurity amongst the different segments of society. His current works examines the socio-political dimensions of water use in local communities and how these interact with broader climatic changes in producing outcomes for different segments of society.

Dr Godfrey Hove

Junior Fellow

National University of Lesotho

My research interests are in the environmental and agrarian history history of Southern Africa, focusing on how ordinary people’s livelihoods are affected by climate change, environmental degradation and state policies over time and space.

Dr. Clare Frances Moran

Junior Fellow

Lecturer in Law
LLB Deputy Programme Leader
LLB2 Year Tutor

Clare Frances is lecturer in law at Edinburgh Napier. Her research interests lie in the related fields of international criminal law, international humanitarian law, and international human rights law, with a focus on the application of legal theory to these areas. Her current work focuses on a theory of authority in international criminal law and is due to be published by Cambridge University Press in 2020. Clare Frances was a visiting scholar at Columbia Law School in 2018 and a visiting researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law in Freiburg in 2013.

Dr. Hiruy Wubie Gebreegziabher

Junior Fellow

Lead for GRN Think Tank Programme in Crime & Terrorism

Dr Hiruy Wubie Gebreegziabher has a PhD in Law from Monash University. His thesis explored the human rights compatibility of Ethiopia’s Anti-Terrorism Law and practice. Hiruy served as a member of experts’ group established by the Ethiopian government to amend its Anti-Terrorism Law. He has an LL. B and LL.M from Addis Ababa University, and a distinguished teaching, research and community service experience, with multiple awards, at Ethiopia’s University of Gondar. Hiruy is currently a sessional academic at Monash and La Trobe Universities in Australia.

Dr. Wael Saghir

Junior Fellow

LLB, BSc, LLM, PhD
Lead for GRN Think Tank Programme in International Trade, Investment & Corporate Governance

Wael is an International Business Consultant, Visiting Lecturer and Consulting Professor to leading US and UK institutions. He is an expert in investment risks and protection, corporate governance, corporate social responsibility and in international business and financial law. Wael is actively presenting his findings at international conferences and has published monographs and articles archived at the US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the US Export Import Bank on international financial law and investment regulations. He is an Associate Editor at the ISLRev Journal and active member at international organisations including SLS, LCIA and ASA.

Gayathri D. Naik

Junior Fellow

SOAS University of London

Gayathri D.Naik is a PhD Candidate and Commonwealth Scholar at the School of Law, SOAS University of London. She holds an BA/LLB from Government Law College, Ernakulum affiliated with Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala; M.A Public Administration from Indira Gandhi Open University, New Delhi, and an LLM in International Legal Studies from South Asian University, New Delhi. She received First Class Honours at the M G University for her BAL/LLB and the South Asian University Gold Medal for the LLM. She has qualified in the National Eligibility Test for Teaching in India, securing Junior Research Fellowship. She is a member of the Law, Environment, and Development Centre at SOAS, and a member of the IUCN WCEL Water and Wetlands Specialist Group, Early Career Specialist Group, and Compliance and Enforcement Specialist Group.

Huiru Wang

Junior Fellow

Lead for GRN Think Tank Programme in AI, Cyber Law & Technology Policy

Huiru Wang is a Ph.D. candidate in public international law from Jilin University (China). She has been a visiting researcher at the University of Surrey (UK) from 2017 to 2018, a qualified legal practitioner in China, an active participant in the Jessup International Law Moot Court, a Certificate of Honors awardee at the Xiamen Academy of International Law in 2015 and 2017, and a student member of BIICL and ESIL.

Her research interests include Compliance with and Enforcement of the Judgments of the International Court of Justice, International Rule of Law in Cyberspace, The Role of Non-state Actors in International Law, and the Accountability of Transnational Corporations under International Rule of Law.

Ibukun Iyiola-Omisore

Junior Fellow

Lead for GRN Think Tank Programme in International Trade, Investment & Corporate Governance

Ibukun is a Doctoral Researcher at the Centre for Business Law and Practice, University of Leeds. She is interested in the role of corporate governance and sustainability in emerging economies. Her PhD research is on the link between corporate governance and corporate social responsibility in West Africa, with focus on multinational companies.

Imad Antoine-Ibrahim

Junior Fellow

Lead for GRN Think Tank Programme in Climate, Animals, Energy & Environment

Imad Antoine Ibrahim is a PhD Candidate in Law at the Institute of Law, Politics and Development (DIRPOLIS), Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa, Italy. Through his PhD, he is examining the relationship between international water law and human rights agreements applicable to water. He is also a Research Associate at gLAWcal – Global Law Initiative for Sustainable Development, Essex, United Kingdom and a Non-Resident Research Fellow at the Center for Innovation in Gas Research and Utilization (CIGRU) & Institute of Water Security and Science (IWSS), West Virginia University, United States. He has been working on global environmental issues from a legal perspective and their interplay with other fields such as emerging technologies for the last 5-6 years where he spent 3 of them working on European commission projects in China on topics related to Climate change, energy, and environmental protection. Imad is also an Early Stage Researcher at the Dutch Research Institute for Transitions (DRIFT), Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Previously, he was an Energy policy expert at the Lebanese Oil & Gas Initiative – LOGI, Beirut Lebanon, an EU commission Marie Curie Fellow at Tsinghua University School of Law, THCEREL—Center for Environmental, Natural Resources & Energy Law and at the CRAES—Chinese Research Academy on Environmental Sciences in Beijing (China). He also worked as a researcher in several European and Italian institutes and universities such as the University Institute of European Studies (IUSE) and Università degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale, Novara. Imad likewise was a trainee lawyer at the Jad Law Firm reviewing international conventions related to conventional energy. He holds a master in European Interdisciplinary Studies, from the College of Europe, Bruges, Belgium, and Bachelor in Law from the Lebanese University “Filiere Francophone de Droit”, Beirut, Lebanon.

Jake Effoduh

Junior Fellow

Lead for GRN Think Tank Programme in AI, Cyber Law & Technology Policy

Jake Okechukwu Effoduh is a PhD Candidate at the Osgoode Hall Law School of York University in Canada. He is also a Partner at Praxis & Gnosis Law Firm in Nigeria where he practices as a Solicitor and Advocate of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. He holds master’s degrees in International Law from Osgoode Hall Law School and from the University of Oxford in the U.K. Prior to studying law, Effoduh anchored two of Nigeria’s most popular radio programs, earning several local and international awards for his advocacy on radio. His doctorate research is on the legitimization of Artificial Intelligence for Human Rights in Africa.

Lorna Cameron

Associate

I am a Senior Lecturer on the MA Interior Architecture & Design course at the University of Lincoln. I have a background in architecture and design practice, and have worked in the courts as a trainee lawyer.

Milica Arsic

Junior Fellow

Ph.D. candidate at the University of Belgrade

Milica is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Belgrade, specializing in Private International Law and AN Individual Partner of the 1995 UNIDROIT Convention Academic Project.

She joined GRN in 2019 and she is an Associate of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Think Tank.

She graduated with honours from the same faculty and holds an LLM in International Commercial Arbitration. She researched European Private Law at the University of Salzburg in 2016.

Milica competed in the 23rd annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, where her team ranked in the top 16 out of 311 participating teams, and coached the Vismoot Team of the University of Belgrade from 2018 to 2020.

She has worked as an associate in a top-tier law firm in Serbia, has published six papers and is a member of Serbian Arbitration Association since 2018.

Motunrayo Esan

Junior Fellow

Research Assistant at Cambridge Centre for Animal Rights Law

Mo is a Nigerian law graduate of Babcock University with research interests in animal law, public international law, human rights, matrimonial causes and election petitions. While in her final year of her LLB at Babcock, Mo wrote an undergraduate dissertation titled “Raising a Legal Framework for the Regulation of the Adoption of Dogs for Security in Nigeria”. In her work, she drafted a bill and sought to employ legal principles that would make dog owners more responsible for their activities in the country.

Upon completing her LLB, Mo immediately commenced with an LLM at Babcock and took international law courses. Her dissertation proposed a draft of a Universal Declaration on Animal Rights, and earned a distinction. In 2020, Mo was sponsored by the UK Centre for Animal Law to attend the Africa Animal Welfare Conference. She then commenced a role at the Cambridge Centre for Animal Rights Law as a research assistant towards the publication of an animal rights law textbook (forthcoming in 2023). She also currently works as an editorial assistant for the Carnelian Journal of Law and Politics where she reads manuscripts and refers proposed contributions for peer reviews. She has also completed the bar exam of the Nigerian Law School and has been sworn in as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.

Nino Goshkheteliani

Junior Fellow

LL.B LL.M

Nino Goshkheteliani, currently an Information Security Officer at Bank of Georgia is an advocate in Georgia with considerable work experience. She holds an LL.B and an LL.M in Private Law from Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University.

Prior to joining the team of Bank of Georgia, she worked as a lawyer at Deloitte & Touche where she primarily managed M&A transactions. She spent the early years of her career at Paine Stevens – a regional law firm advising on cross-border transactions subject to English law, and all aspects of commercial law in Georgia.

In an academic setting, she co-founded Tbilisi State University Moot Court Society, the first of its kind in Georgia. Through her work there, she initiated and participated in the preparation of the only publicly accessible Georgian text of the Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes between States and Nationals of Other States.

Preethi Lolaksha Nagaveni

Junior Fellow

Lead for GRN Think Tank Programme in Human Rights, Family & Gender

Preethi is undertaking a PhD in Law at Lancaster University, UK where she is researching practices of untouchability, focusing on manual scavenging and caste-based discrimination in higher educational institutions in India. She was a Lecturer at NLSIU, Bangalore, and an Advocate in the Karnataka High Court, Bangalore. She previously interned with the National Commission for Scheduled Castes, New Delhi and His Lordship Justice Chelameswar, Supreme Court of India.

Preethi holds a B.A.LL.B (Hons) with Gold Medal from the National Law School of India University, Bangalore and an LL.M in Human Rights from the University of Reading, UK.

Varnika Singh

Junior Fellow

Legal Manager at Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organisations

Varnika Singh is a lawyer with 12 years of experience in various fields of law. She began her career prosecuting Trade Mark laws and has since completed a judicial clerkship with the Hon’ble Justice of the High Court of Delhi, India. She was also involved with the Human Rights Law Network and worked in the field of human rights. Varnika also has a Master of Laws in Science and Technology from the National Law Institute at the University of Bhopal. She is currently employed by FIAPO as a Legal Manager/consultant in the legal and policy team. Varnika’s work focuses on litigation, legal advice, animal issues deliberation, and the drafting and vetting of court petitions and legal instruments.
Varnika worked on several significant cases while at FIAPO, including the prohibition of a bull sport known as Jallikattu, the issue of street dogs, and the prohibition of animals in circuses. Varnika has provided policy feedback on the draft amendments to the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1060, and the Wild Life Protection Act, 1972. She is particularly interested in the legal rights of wild animals and nature. She is also pursuing an LLM in Animal Law from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon, to broaden her knowledge and scope in the field.

Victor Ojeah

Junior Fellow

LL.M

Victor Ojeah is an LL.M Candidate at Harvard Law School, where his research focuses on the international legal interventions applicable to the looming sovereign debt crisis in Africa.

Prior to Harvard, he practiced in a leading commercial law firm in Nigeria for three years. He is a former Scholar of the African Center of International Criminal Justice and founder of International Law Resource Africa – a platform that provides access to international law scholarship for African law students.

At Harvard, he is Vice President of the International Arbitration Society, Editor of the International Law Journal and the Negotiation Law Review.

Wasseem Emam

Junior Fellow

PhD Candidate at the University of Stirling

Wasseem is an Egyptian-Canadian freelance consultant experienced in both policy and research and based out of Glasgow, Scotland. He has over 13 years of varied international experience across the fisheries and aquaculture sector and holds degrees in applied aquatic ecology. Wasseem’s doctoral studies on the welfare of farmed Nile tilapia have led him further into work on fish welfare. He has experience working on fisheries and aquaculture studies for a wide range of clients including the FAO, the European Parliament’s Fisheries Committee (PECH), WorldFish, Cefas, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, ASC, the Marine Conservation Society UK and WWF-UK with extensive travel across Europe, North America, Africa and the Middle East.