mr. dr. Daphina Misiedjan
d.j.e.misiedjan@uu.nl
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Daphina Misiedjan is an assistant-professor at The Netherlands Institute of Human Rights and researcher at the Utrecht Center for Oceans, Water and Sustainability Law (UCWOSL). She specializes in issues concerning human rights (in particular economic, social and cultural rights) and the environment. Daphina Misiedjan obtained her Ph.D. from Utrecht University in 2017 where she also obtained her LL.M. in legal research from. Her dissertation is titled: Towards a Sustainable Human Right to Water. Supporting vulnerable people and protecting water resources. With Suriname as a case study.

She has been featured on platforms such as ‘2017 Thinking Planet Festival,’ which gathered 40 Dutch and international speakers to discuss new developments in different disciplines. And other public platforms such as ‘De Kennis van Nu (Knowledge of Now),’ and the Youth News Broadcast Suriname (see: https://youtu.be/1g7owddques in Dutch).

 In 2015 and 2016 she received research grants from the Silvia W. de Groot fund award by the Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies for her research in Suriname. In addition to Suriname, she has conducted research concerning access to water in other different national contexts such as South Africa, New Zealand, The Netherlands and Yemen. And also with a focus on different groups such as indigenous and tribal communities and vulnerable groups (based on both social as well as environmental characteristics). She currently teaches the courses: comparative human rights, international public law and human rights and environment. Daphina Misiedjan is interested in Global South perspectives on environmental justice and new developments including the extension of legal personhood to different environmental phenomenon. In addition to legal research she is also interested in youth leadership, inclusive education and programming.

 

 

 

 

 

 
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With the present growing water stress, conflicts can rise between sustainability efforts and meeting the water needs of populations. Both developing and developed countries are struggling with finding sustainable solutions to provide access to water for everyone, especially vulnerable groups. The further development of the human right to water may provide for a legal solution when subjecting this right to sustainability requirements. The focus of this study is to further develop the human right to water in such a manner that it will encompass the sustainable enjoyment of the right by vulnerable groups. To explore the topic, classic legal methods are adopted through desk research. Also an assessment framework will be developed and used in case studies. Meaning that with the use of qualitative research methods such as interviews, the interaction between the concepts (vulnerability, sustainability and the human right to water) will be examined. This will shine light on the requirements needed for the sustainable enjoyment of the human right to water by vulnerable groups.

 

 

 
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mr. dr. D.J.E. Misiedjan Contact details
Achter Sint Pieter

Achter Sint Pieter 200
Room 3.15
3512 HT  UTRECHT
The Netherlands


Phone number (direct) +31 30 253 7279

 

 
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