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Research Assistants



Petra Minnerop


Dr Petra Minnerop is Professor of International Law at Durham Law School. She is the founder and the current Director of the Centre for Sustainable Development Law and Policy. Her research areas are international environmental law and the legal development under the international climate change regime. She also works at the intersection of law and science.

Current Projects Past Projects
Global Stocktake Conference Counting Down to 2030
Global Stocktake Submission Energy Transition Council
Uganda Project

The Road to COP26/CMA.3Preparatory Lecture Series


Challenge to a Sustainable Recovery: 

International Law, Climate change and Public Health





Adefolake Adeyeye

Adefolake Adeyeye is Assistant Professor in Commercial Law at Durham Law School. She researches in the areas of corporate law and governance, corporate social responsibility and sustainability. Her monograph, Corporate Social Responsibility of Multinational Corporations in Developing Countries: Perspectives on Anti-Corruption was published by Cambridge University Press in 2012. Prior to joining Durham, she was lecturer in law at Monash Law school. She has also taught at institutions in Singapore. She holds a PhD from the National University of Singapore, an LLM from the University of Cambridge and an LLB from the University of Buckingham. Adefolake is Attorney at Law, New York State; Associate Member of the Corporate Governance Institute, UK; Affiliate of the Centre for Commercial Law and Regulatory Studies, Monash University.


Rozemarijn Roland Holst


Dr Rozemarijn Roland Holst is Assistant Professor in International Environmental Law at Durham Law School. Her research is situated at the intersection of international environmental law, law of the sea, and climate change law. Research themes include the interaction between law, science and new technology, (critical) environmental law and political economy, international organisations law, and international dispute settlement. As a consultant, Rozemarijn has advised on various areas of environmental law. She is a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Dutch Noordzeeoverleg, a cross-sectoral consultative body on Dutch North Sea policy. 


Current Projects Past Projects
ECR Workshop on Cross-Disciplinary Sustainability Challenges  
Commission of Small Island States on Climate Change and International Law  


Research Assistants:

Manon Hirschbuehl

Manon Hirschbuehl is in her final year of her undergraduate law studies. Since summer 2022 Manon has been working as a student Research Assistant on various projects for Professor Volker Roeben and Professor Petra Minnerop.

Influenced by her international upbringing, as well as by exposure to international law and policymaking during her Research Assistant position, Manon hopes to pursue a career focusing on the interplay between innovative technologies and the law.

David Amakiri

David AMAKIRI is a PhD researcher at the University of Strathclyde School of Law where he undertakes a PhD that focuses on the role of antitrust/competition policy in achieving sustainable development. He has interests in market-based solutions to the challenges of environmental sustainability and sustainable development; as well as the derisking of clean energy investments in sub-Sahara Africa. David also has a strong interest in the legal and policy frameworks that underpin antitrust prohibitions impacting clean energy investments and sustainable development. Prior to his doctoral research, he undertook a master's degree from the CEPMLP, University of Dundee as well as being a qualified barrister and solicitor in Nigeria. His unique background and experience allow him to bring a multi-faceted perspective to various ongoing projects at the CSDLP.


Ghulam Mustafa Kamran

Mustafa has completed his LLB (Hons) from Durham and is now pursuing an LLM in International  Law and Governance at Durham Law School. As a Research Associate at CSDLP, he is working on several ongoing projects and gathers reports. Mustafa was one of the delegates who attended COP28 under the University's Observer NGO status. His research is focused on understanding the concept of inherent human dignity in International Human Rights Law and its significance for the achievement of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. During his legal studies at Durham, he has developed a keen interest in studying the normative forces of international law and is inspired by CSDLP’s mission of ‘intergenerational preparedness’ and is passionate about the Centre's objectives of advancing the UN SDGs. Mustafa is also closely working with the JusTN0W Team. As a non-conventional student, and having work experience with different businesses internationally, Mustafa brings a variety of skills to the team.


Carmen Tan Yu Hui

Carmen Tan Yu Hui is currently in her first year of her Law (LLB) studies and works with the Law School to decolonise the curriculum. She engages in civil society work with an interest in human rights, disability awareness, and sustainable development, having worked with international bodies such as the European Union. Carmen is excited to further the CSDLP's mission of promoting and advancing the sustainable development goals.