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  • PL 24 (Unioninkatu 40)

    00014

    Finland

20132023

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Description of research and teaching

Dr Dorothee Cambou research focus lies in international law and human rights.  Her expertise is in the field of indigenous peoples' rights, land and resource governance, self-determinaton issues, energy jutsice, business and human rights as well as Arctic studies. She holds a PhD of laws from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel where she defended a thesis on the legal significance of the right of indigenous peoples to self-determination and its implications for the Sámi people. She is the co-editor of Society, Environment and Human Security in the Arctic Barents Region published by Routledge in 2018, the special editor of the Yearbook of Polar Law, vol. 10 published by Brill-Nijhoff and the co-editor of Handbook on Arctic Indigenous Peoples published by Routledge . At the moment, she also leads a network project on “the implementation of the rights of the Indigenous Sámi people as a means to achieve inclusive and sustainable development in the Nordic countries”, financed by the Nordic Research Council. She is the current chair of the Nordic Network for Sámi and Indigenous Peoples Law (NORSIL) and a steering member of the Thematic Network on Arctic Sustainable Resources and Social Responsibility. She is also expert member of a research project on the Status of human rights performance of Finnish companies (SIHTI project) commissioned by the Finnish Prime Ministry' s Office. In addtion to her research, she also teaches international law and the rights of indigenous peoples at the University of Helsinki and other lectures connected to international law, land and resources governance.

 

 

Education/Academic qualification

Law, Post-Doctoral Researcher, Arctic Centre, Rovaniemi

1 Nov 201631 Dec 2017

Law, PhD, Vrije Universiteit Brussel

External positions

Co-chair of the the Nordic Research Network for Sámi and Indigenous Peoples’ Law

Jan 2019 → …

Member of the Steering Committee for UArctic Thematic Network on Arctic Sustainable Resources and Social Responsibility

Sep 2018 → …

Affiliated researcher, Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Fields of Science

  • 513 Law
  • International Law
  • Human Rights
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • Business and Human Rights
  • Decolonisation
  • Arctic Studies
  • Land and Resources Governance
  • Self-determination

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Publications

Disentangling the conundrum of self-determination and its implications in Greenland

Cambou, D., 2020, In : Polar Record. p. 1-10

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Enhancing Energy justice in the Arctic: An appraisal of the participation of Arctic indigenous peoples in the transition to renewable energy

Cambou, D. & Poelzer, G., 2020, (Accepted/In press) Renewable Economies in the Arctic: A State of Knowledge. Natcher, D. & Koivurova, T. (eds.). Sustainable Development Working Group: Arctic Council

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Reconciling the rights of indigenous peoples to self-determination with state sovereignty over natural resources: the evolution of international law and its constructive ambiguity

Cambou, D., 2020, (Accepted/In press) Edward Elgar Research Handbook on the International Law of Indigenous Rights. Edward Elgar

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

The Participation of Arctic Indigenous Peoples’ Organizations in the Arctic Council and Beyond

Cambou, D. & Koivurova, T., 2020, (Accepted/In press) Routledge Handbook on Arctic Indigenous Peoples. Routledge

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Towards socially sustainable renewable energy projects through involvement of local communities:Normative aspects and practices on the ground

Buhmann, K., Bowles, P., Cambou, D., Hurup Skjervedal, A-S. & Stoddart, M., 2020, (Accepted/In press) Renewable Economies in the Arctic: A State of Knowledge. Natcher, D. & Koivurova, T. (eds.). Sustainable Development Working Group: Arctic Council

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Projects

Activities

External Examiner Master Thesis

Dorothee Cambou (Pre-examiner)
22 Jun 2020

Activity: Examination typesSupervision of other thesis (Master's, Licentiate)

Co-Supervision of Doctoral Thesis: Strategic litigation based on indigenous peoples’ rights: a viable option to force States to act against climate change?

Dorothee Cambou (Co-supervisor), Stefaan Smis (Supervisor)
20202023

Activity: Examination typesSupervisor or co-supervisor of doctoral thesis

Univ Versailles St Quentin En Yvelines, Universite Paris Saclay (ComUE), University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-En-Yvelines, UVSQ, UMR S 1168

Dorothee Cambou (Visiting researcher)
18 Mar 201924 Mar 2019

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesAcademic visit to other institution

Wind Energy vs. Sámi Reindeer HerdingThe Developing Jurisprudence of Swedish Courts

Dorothee Cambou (Speaker)
14 Oct 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk