This year’s recipient of the Environmental Justice Research Fellowship is Danielle Gallant, a Master of Laws candidate at the University of Ottawa. Danielle will be working on the climate justice case study.
She is currently completing the LL.M. with Concentration in Global Sustainability and Environmental Law, having graduated with high honours from the Civil Law and the International Development and Globalization programs. Additionally, she is a member of the Quebec Bar and completed her articling at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, which confirmed her passion for humanitarian issues. She also explored environmental law and governance at the provincial, national and international levels during her multidisciplinary studies in Ottawa as well as during an exchange at the VU University Amsterdam.
It is with these complementary interests in mind that Danielle will be focussing her research on the effectiveness of the human rights framework in attaining climate justice, under the supervision of Faculty of Law Professor Nathalie Chalifour. Danielle also contributes to both the Environmental Law and the Human Rights Clinics at the University of Ottawa, honing her legal knowledge and skills in order to apply them within these fascinating fields at the end of her graduate studies.