Petra is a PhD Candidate at the University of Manchester since September 2016. Her research within International Law/Law of the Sea focuses on global benefit sharing vs liability aspects of the developing legal framework on commercial exploitation of deep sea minerals. She is since 2020 also a Teaching Associate, having prior worked as a Teaching Assistant since September 2018. Petra has taught Public International law, EU Law, Jurisprudence and Tort/Obligations 2. She was awarded HEA Fellow accreditation in February 2021.
Petra holds an LLM in Law from the University of Gothenburg which includes a Master year at Radbound University (the Netherlands) within International and European law. She additionally holds a BA in global studies and languages and has experience as a bilateral relations generalist as a trainee at the Swedish Embassies in Riga and the Hague.
As part of the UoM reserach community, Petra is an active member of the Manchester International Law Centre (MILC) and Women in International Law Network (WILNET). She has worked on several international conferences and was in 2018 a member of the Organising Committee for the 14th European Society in International Law Annual Conference.
Dissertation title: 'Between Global Benefit Sharing and Liability in Deep Sea Mining'.
Areas of expertise/Keywords: International Law, Environmental Law, Law of the Sea, Deep Sea Mining Regulation, International law, Marine Environmental Law, Deep Sea Mining, Deep Sea Minerals, Common Heritage of Mankind, UNCLOS Agreement XI, International Seabed Authority, ISA regulation, Precautionary Approach, Serious harm , Ecosystem-based Approach, Marine Industries, Extractive Industries, Adaptive Management, Contractor Liability, Sponsoring State Liability, Civil Liability, P&I insurance, CLC 1992, IOPS Funds, OPOL.
Main interests for future research: the management of global commons and the transition to a circular economy.
Petra can be contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.