This year’s recipient of the Environmental Justice Research Fellowship is Anna Romaniszyn, a LLM candidate in Global Sustainability and Environmental Law at the University of Ottawa. Anna will be working on the climate justice case study. Anna obtained her first Master’s in Law at the Wroclaw University in Poland, where she focused mostly on health law and bioethics, as well as international and European law. As an exchange student, she spent a year at the Humboldt-University in Berlin. After graduation, she interned at the Polish Commissioner for Human Rights Office (Department of Constitutional, European and International Law) and later worked in private sector in the field of Polish-German cooperation.
At the University of Ottawa, Anna is conducting research on the intersection of climate change and human rights, with a special focus on climate change litigation. She also contributes to the work of the Ecojustice Environmental Law Clinic and the Human Rights Clinic at the University of Ottawa. As the Environmental Justice Research Fellow, under the supervision of Professor Nathalie Chalifour, she will be looking into the concept of loss and damages in international law and its relationship with environmental justice and equity through the lens of climate change.