Karen Oliveira Da Costa


Institutionen för globala
Konstepidemins väg 2
41314 Göteborg
Box 700
40530 Göteborg

Om Karen Oliveira Da Costa

Karen holds a PhD (2011) in International Studies from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, University of Geneva. She also holds the European Master (2003) in International Humanitarian Assistance, Network on Humanitarian Assistance (NOHA) from the Ruhr-University of Bochum and an LLM (2002) in German Law from the Ludwig-Maximilans University (Munich). She completed her undergraduate studies in law at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil (2000). Her research interests relate to international human rights law, including the impact of disasters on the enjoyment of human rights.

Prior to joining the School of Global Studies/University of Gothenburg, Karen worked as Research Associate in International Law, at the Faculty of Laws, University College London, in the ‘Human Rights Beyond Borders’ project, funded by the European Research Council. Her previous work experience includes positions as University Fellow (Teaching & Research) in Human Rights at the Irish Centre for Human Rights, National University of Ireland, Galway; Legal Consultant for the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies; and Human Rights Officer at the United Nations Operation in Côte d’Ivoire. The book ‘The Extraterritorial Application of Selected Human Rights Treaties’ was based on her PhD thesis and has been published by Brill/Martinus Nijhoff Publishers in the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies Series.