Recently, Dr Julia Dehm joined La Trobe Law School as a Lecturer. Her research addresses international climate change law and regulation, transnational carbon markets and the governance of natural resources as well as human rights issues. Her PhD thesis on the Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+) scheme won the Melbourne Law School Harold Luntz Graduate Research Thesis Prize and the Melbourne University Chancellor’s Prize for Excellence in the PhD Thesis. She has published several academic articles including in Windsor Yearbook of Access to Justice, the Journal of Human Rights and the Environment, the London Review of International Law and the Macquarie Journal of International and Comparative Environmental Law as well as in climate justice-themed special editions of the Journal of Australian Political Economy and Local-Global Journal. She is the Managing Editor of the Journal of Human Rights and the Environment and a member of the Global Network for the Study of Human Rights and the Environment.
Prior to coming to La Trobe Julia was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Rapport Center for Human Rights and Justice at the University of Texas in Austin working on a multi-year project rethinking human rights for the 21st century. She was also a Resident Fellow at the Harvard Law School Institute for Global Law and Policy Workshop and is a regular member of the faculty for the Institute’s Global Workshop (Doha 2015; Cape Town 2016; Bangkok 2017) where she has convened writing workshops and taught courses on human rights and science and sustainability. She is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Victoria and previously worked as a solicitor at Victoria Legal Aid. Julia was co-editor of the report Occupy Policing: A Report into the Effects and Legality of the Eviction of Occupy Melbourne from City Square on 21 October 2011 and a member of the Occupy Melbourne Legal Support Team that was awarded the 2012 Tim McCoy Award for human rights work by the Federation of Community Legal Centres. She has been active with climate justice groups, co-authoring a Friends of the Earth International Report, In the REDD+: Australia’s Carbon Offset Projects in Central Kalimantan (2012). She received a BA, LLB (Hons), and PhD from the University of Melbourne.