Naomi Kenney

SCELG PhD Member

Naomi Kenney is a PhD researcher in Law at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. She has a strong interest in human rights and issues of access, use and control over natural resources.

Prior to joining SCELG, Naomi spent seven years working with the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), providing legislative assistance to countries on land, forest and wildlife legislation. In particular, she has led the development of an SDG legal indicator on gender equality in land ownership and control and continues to provide technical support to countries on the monitoring and reporting of this indicator. Her PhD research focuses on biodiversity finance and its implications for human rights. More specifically, it considers whether the obligation to provide new and additional financial resources under the Convention on Biological Diversity includes an obligation for the Global Environment Facility to safeguard human rights.

She holds an LLM in Global Environment and Climate Change Law from the University of Edinburgh. 

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