Prof. Daniëlla Dam teaches the VLGS Graduate Program course International Environmental Law and Policy.
Education and Career
She has worked for the Grotius since 2007, first as a PhD candidate and later as Assistant Professor. She received a research prize from the Foundation Praemium Erasmianum and an honorary mentioning by the Max van der Stoel Human Rights Award for her PhD thesis International Law and Governance of Natural Resources in Conflict and Post-Conflict Situations, which has been published (with additions) by Cambridge University Press (2015). Daniëlla is a member of the ILA Committee on Role of International Law in Sustainable Natural Resource Management for Development, deputy-chair of the IUCN WCEL Specialist Group on Environmental Security and Conflict Law, member of the Dutch independent Advisory Committee on Public International Law (CAVV) and member of the editorial board of the Netherlands Yearbook of International Law (NYIL). She has written and advised extensively on questions of natural resource governance. Her research interests relate to sustainable development and natural resource governance more broadly, with an emphasis on environmental peacebuilding. Her current research focuses on the implementation of the ILC principles on protection of the environment in relation to armed conflict and on rights-based approaches to the energy transition (the green resource curse) and biodiversity conservation.