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Christine Bakker

Visiting Lecturer, Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies | Pisa and Visiting Research Fellow, British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL)

Christine Bakker holds a PhD in public international law from the European University Institute, Florence. She worked at the European Commission (DG Development), as a Research Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence, as an Adjunct Professor at LUISS University, Rome, and as a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Rome-3 and in the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna’s Master Programme on Human Rights and Conflict Management. She is currently a visiting lecturer at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna and a Visiting Research Fellow at BIICL, London. Her main fields of interest are international human rights law including children’s rights, international environmental law and climate change.

Within the intensive course, Dr Bakker will deliver an introductory lecture on international human rights law and a lecture on the protection of children in situations of disaster. 


Selected Publications

I Alogna, C Bakker and J-P Gauci (eds), Climate Litigation: Global Perspectives (Brill Publ. 2021) 

C Bakker, Obligations of a general scope to respond to and recover from CBRN emergency situations, in F Casolari, A. de Guttry, M. Frulli, L. Poli (eds),Towards an all-hazard approach to Chemical, Biological and Radio-Nuclear (CBRN) events. Mapping international obligations related to prevention, preparedness, response and recovery (Brill Publ, forthcoming 2021/2022)

C Bakker, Response and Recovery in the Event of CBRN Industrial Accidents, with F. Montanaro, in Casolari a.o., Towards an all-hazard approach to CBRN events (see aboveforthcoming)

C Bakker, Response and Recovery in the Event of Naturally Occurring CBRN Events, Focusing on Epidemic Outbreaks including Covid-19, with A. Farina, in in Casolari a.o., Towards an all-hazard approach to CBRN events (see above) (forthcoming)

C Bakker, ‘Baptism of Fire?’ The First Climate Change-Related Complaint before the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, in Questions of International Law 77 (2021)

C BakkerClimate Change and Children's Rights, in J. Todres and S.M. King. (eds), Oxford Handbook on Children's Rights, OUP, 2019,

C Bakker, Climate Change and the Right to Life: Potentialities and Limits of the International Human Rights System, in O. Quirico and M. Boumghar, eds, Climate Change and Human Rights: An International Law Perspective, Routledge, 2016

C Bakker, The Paris Agreement on Climate Change: Balancing 'Legal Force' and 'Geographical Scope', in Italian Yearbook of International Law (2016)


For more information, you can visit her profile page at BIICL.