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Karen Da Costa

Senior lecturer

Karen Da Costa
Senior lecturer
karen.da.costa@gu.se

Room number: E6015a
Postal Address: Box 700, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Konstepidemins väg 2 , 41314 Göteborg


School of Global Studies (More Information)
Box 700
405 30 Göteborg
www.globalstudies.gu.se
globalstudies@gu.se
Visiting Address: Konstepidemins väg 2 , 413 14 Göteborg

About Karen Da Costa

Karen holds a PhD (2011) in International Studies from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, University of Geneva. She also holds the European Master (2003) in International Humanitarian Assistance, Network on Humanitarian Assistance (NOHA) from the Ruhr-University of Bochum and an LLM (2002) in German Law from the Ludwig-Maximilans University (Munich). She completed her undergraduate studies in law at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil (2000). Her research interests relate to international human rights law, including the impact of disasters on the enjoyment of human rights.

Prior to joining the School of Global Studies/University of Gothenburg, Karen worked as Research Associate in International Law, at the Faculty of Laws, University College London, in the ‘Human Rights Beyond Borders’ project, funded by the European Research Council. Her previous work experience includes positions as University Fellow (Teaching & Research) in Human Rights at the Irish Centre for Human Rights, National University of Ireland, Galway; Legal Consultant for the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies; and Human Rights Officer at the United Nations Operation in Côte d’Ivoire. The book ‘The Extraterritorial Application of Selected Human Rights Treaties’ was based on her PhD thesis and has been published by Brill/Martinus Nijhoff Publishers in the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies Series.

Areas of research interest
Global Studies, International Human Rights Law, International Disaster Law, Public International Law, International Comparative Law.

Current research
My current research focuses on the impact of disasters on the enjoyment of rights.

Teaching and tutoring
Lecturing in both the Master's Programme in Human Rights Policy and Practice (Erasmus Mundus) and the Swedish Master's programme on the same topic.

Selected publications
Da Costa, Karen (2017, forthcoming), ‘The responsibility to protect doctrine and disasters’, in Zorzi Giustiniani, F., Sommario, E., Casolari, F. and Bartolini, G. (eds.), Human rights in times of disaster: International law put to the test (London: Routledge)

Da Costa, Karen (2017), ‘Corporate accountability in the Samarco chemical sludge disaster’, Disaster Prevention and Management (Vol. 26, Issue 5, pp. 540-552)(special column: disasters and international law).

Aronsson-Storrier, Marie and Da Costa, Karen (2017), ‘Regulating disasters? The role of international law in disaster prevention and management’, Disaster Prevention and Management (Vol. 26, Issue 5, pp. 502-513)(special column: disasters and international law).

Da Costa, Karen; Pospieszna, Paulina (2016), ‘Can laws and policies foster disaster risk reduction? The case study of Brazil with particular focus on housing laws, policies and programmes’, in Awotona, A. (ed), Planning for Community-based Disaster Resilience Worldwide: Learning from Case Studies in Six Continents (Farnsham: Ashgate). ISBN 978-1-4724-6815-4

Da Costa, Karen (2016), ‘Água e desastres: água como elemento essencial à vida e como cenário de morte. Reflexões sobre o direito humano à água e o fenômeno migratório contemporâneo’, in Valencio, Norma (Ed.), WATERLAT-GOBACIT Network Working Papers Thematic Area Series SATAD – TA8 - Water-related Disasters – Vol. 2 No 2.

Da Costa, Karen (2015), ‘Preventism, Disaster Risk Reduction and the consequences on human rights’, Security and Human Rights (2-4), Special Issue: Preventism in Security, 147-161.

Da Costa K, Pospieszna P. (2015), ‘The relationship between human rights and disaster risk reduction revisited: Bringing the legal perspective into the discussion’, 6(1) Journal of International Humanitarian Legal Studies.

Latest publications

Governance in the Sendai: a way ahead?
E. Raju, Karen da Costa
Disaster Prevention and Management, Journal article 2018
Journal article

Corporate accountability in the Samarco chemical sludge disaster
Karen da Costa
Disaster Prevention and Management, Journal article 2017
Journal article

Regulating disasters? The role of international law in disaster prevention and management
M. Aronsson-Storrier, Karen da Costa
Disaster Prevention and Management, Journal article 2017
Journal article

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2018

Governance in the Sendai: a way ahead?
E. Raju, Karen da Costa
Disaster Prevention and Management, Journal article 2018
Journal article

2017

Corporate accountability in the Samarco chemical sludge disaster
Karen da Costa
Disaster Prevention and Management, Journal article 2017
Journal article

Regulating disasters? The role of international law in disaster prevention and management
M. Aronsson-Storrier, Karen da Costa
Disaster Prevention and Management, Journal article 2017
Journal article

Showing 1 - 4 of 4

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