Kathryn McKenzie

SCELG PhD Member

Kate’s is a PhD candidate researching climate change litigation in national courts with a particular focus on States’ due diligence obligations and climate change responsibilities under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea in addition to those under the UN Climate Change regime. Alongside her research, Kate has been working with the Climate Change Litigation Initiative (C2LI) since its inception and has recently provided research and Knowledge Exchange assistance to the Centre for the Study of Human Rights Law on a project aiming to develop an innovative approach to human rights capacity building in Scotland. Kate is also a member of the One Ocean Hub , a £20 million programme funded by the UK Research and Innovation’s Global Challenges Research Fund (UKRI GCRF) aimed at tackling threats to the world’s oceans and transforming the global response to these urgent challenges. Kate completed her LL.M. in Global Environmental Law and Governance at the University of Strathclyde. Before joining SCELG, Kate worked as a conflict resolution professional focusing on mediation and inter-organizational relationship building and conflict prevention. She holds a JD from Capital University Law School and a Bachelor of Music from The Boston Conservatory.

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