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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
National Convener for Sweden on the Master's Programme in Human Rights Policy and Practice (Erasmus Mundus). Lecturing and coordinating modules in the Master's Programme in Human Rights Policy and Practice (Erasmus Mundus), the Swedish Master's programme on Human Rights, the Master's Programme in Global Health and the Master's Programme in Social Work and Human Rights.

Latest publications

Recognising Limits of International Law in Disaster Risk Reduction as Problem and Solution
M Eburn, A Collins, Karen da Costa
Cambridge Handbook of Disaster Risk Reduction in International Law, edited by K Samuel, M Aronsson-Storrier and K Bookmiller, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, Chapter in book 2019
Chapter in book

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

Can laws and policies foster disaster risk reduction? The case study of Brazil with particular focus on housing laws, policies and programmes
Karen da Costa, Paulina Pospiensza
Planning for Community-based Disaster Resilience Worldwide: Learning from Case Studies in Six Continents, Abingdon, Routledge, Chapter in book 2017
Chapter in book

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

Disaster Law by Kristian Cedervall Lauta (Book Review)
Karen da Costa
European Journal of Risk Regulation, Book review 2016
Book review

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2019

Recognising Limits of International Law in Disaster Risk Reduction as Problem and Solution
M Eburn, A Collins, Karen da Costa
Cambridge Handbook of Disaster Risk Reduction in International Law, edited by K Samuel, M Aronsson-Storrier and K Bookmiller, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, Chapter in book 2019
Chapter in book

2018

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

2017

Can laws and policies foster disaster risk reduction? The case study of Brazil with particular focus on housing laws, policies and programmes
Karen da Costa, Paulina Pospiensza
Planning for Community-based Disaster Resilience Worldwide: Learning from Case Studies in Six Continents, Abingdon, Routledge, Chapter in book 2017
Chapter in book

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

2016

Disaster Law by Kristian Cedervall Lauta (Book Review)
Karen da Costa
European Journal of Risk Regulation, Book review 2016
Book review

2015

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