Name N Bernaz PhD

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DescriptionAssociate Professor
OrganizationDepartment of Social Sciences
Organization UnitLaw Group
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Nadia Bernaz is Associate Professor in the LAW group at Wageningen University (WUR, the Netherlands). She was previously a Senior Lecturer at Middlesex University (London, UK), and before that a lecturer at the Irish Centre for Human Rights, National University of Ireland (Galway, Ireland). She holds a PhD in international law from Aix-Marseille University (France).

At the LAW group, Dr Bernaz leads the Business, Human rights and the Environment research area. Her personal research agenda focuses on business accountability. She explores how to hold business accountable for human rights and environmental impacts through national, international and transnational processes. 

Her book, Business and Human Rights - History Law and Policy, Bridging the Accountability Gap (Routledge, 2017) was rated as one of the best human rights books of all times. She has published in top law and business journals such as Human Rights Quarterly, the Journal of Business Ethics, Business and Society and the Business and Human Rights Journal.

She has a strong international experience and has taught students and delivered training to companies, governments, and civil society organizations around the world. 

She is also a visiting Professor at the International and European Law School of the Catholic University of Lille (France) and an active member of the Netherlands Network for Business and Human Rights.

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2010 - Graduate Diploma in Law of England and Wales, BPP Law School, London

Law degree covering core English law subjects including contracts, tort, criminal, land, and Equity & Trusts.

2006 - PhD in international law, Aix-Marseille University, France

My PhD thesis was on international law and the death penalty. It was published as a monograph in 2008 by La Documentation Francaise and reviewed in Human Rights Quarterly .

2001 - LLM Public International Law, Aix-Marseille University, France

1999-2000 - International Student Exchange Program, Kansas State University, United States.

Classes in political science and US constitutional law.

1999 - Double Degree in Law and Foreign Languages ??(English, Italian), University of Grenoble

Erasmus exchange at the University of Amsterdam.

  • LAW-22306 - International and EU Environmental Law
  • LAW-55306 - Food, Nutrition and Human Rights
  • LAW-58306 - Business, Human Rights & the Environment
  • LAW-70224 - MSc Internship Law
  • LAW-70424 - MSc Internship Law
  • LAW-79224 - MSc Research Practice Law
  • LAW-79324 - MSc Research Practice Law
  • LAW-80424 - MSc Thesis Law
  • LAW-80436 - MSc Thesis Law
  • YSS-38206 - Grand Challenges for the Governance of Sustainability Transformations
  • YSS-38406 - Research and Design for Inclusive Transformative Sustainability Governance
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