Julia Nakamura

SCELG PhD Member

Julia Nakamura is a lawyer qualified in Brazil, a PhD Candidate with the Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law and Governance, at the University of Strathclyde, Law School, and an international legal specialist with the Development Law Service of the Food and Agriculture of the United Nations (FAO)’s Legal Office. Julia’s research is about clarifying the contributions of international law for securing sustainable small-scale fisheries (SSF) with a focus on their participation in co-managing transboundary aquatic species. She has been collaborating with the Too Big To Ignore (TBTI) global partnership for SSF research, of which she is a member, and has been contributing to the project of unlocking legal and policy frameworks for SSF and the online events of Small is Bountiful. With FAO, Julia has been involved in the project of implementing an ecosystem approach to fisheries (EAF) through policy and legal frameworks and in the project of implementing the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) through national fisheries legal frameworks.

Julia’s full profile is available here.

Julia’s areas of expertise: 

  • Environmental Justice
  • Human Rights
  • Oceans