- Dr Bridget Lewis
- Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Law,
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- Identifiers and profiles
PhD (Monash University), Masters of International Human Rights Law (University of Nottingham), Bachelor of Laws (University of Queensland), Bachelor of Arts (Ancient History) (University of Queensland)
- Professional memberships
human rights, environmental law, environmental rights, international law, climate change, ACHLR
Bridget Lewis is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Law at Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia, where she is a member of the Ecological Justice Research Program. Bridget’s research explores various issues at the intersection of the environment and human rights, including climate change, environmental and intergenerational justice, and displacement. Her doctoral research presented a multidimensional analysis of the concept of a human right to a healthy environment and what it can contribute to a human rights-based approach to climate change. Bridget’s book Environmental Human Rights and Climate Change: Current Status and Future Prospects was published in 2018 and her work has appeared in journals including Transnational Environmental Law, the Journal of Human Rights and the Environment, the Asia-Pacific Journal of Environmental Law and the Australian Yearbook of International Law.
Bridget’s current research explores potential legal protections for the environmental rights of future generations, particularly in the context of climate change, including an examination of climate litigation by children and young people.
- LLB104: Contemporary Law and Justice
- LLB141: Introduction to International Law
- LLH472: Public International Law
Bridget currently serves on the Academic Advisory Group for the Queensland Human Rights Commission and is a member of the Expert Panel on Human Rights advising the Queensland Parliament.
Bridget is also active in her community, serving on the committees of Birdlife Southern Queensland and Protect the Bush Alliance.
- Lewis B, (2018) Environmental human rights and climate change: Current status and future prospects
- Lewis B, (2018) The rights of future generations within the post-Paris climate regime, Transnational Environmental Law p69-87
- Maguire R, Lewis B, (2018) Women, human rights and the global climate regime, Journal of Human Rights and the Environment p51-67
- Lewis B, (2016) Balancing human rights in climate policies, Climate change and human rights: An international and comparative law perspective [Routledge Research in International Environmental Law] p39-52
- Lewis B, Maguire R, (2016) A human rights-based approach to disaster displacement in the Asia-Pacific, Asian Journal of International Law p326-352
- Lewis B, (2016) Human rights duties towards future generations and the potential for achieving climate justice, Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights p206-226
- Lewis B, (2015) Quality control for new rights in international human rights law: A case study of the right to a good environment, Australian Year Book of International Law p55-80
- Maguire R, Lewis B, Sampford C, (2013) Shifting global powers and international law : challenges and opportunities [Challenges of Globalisation series], Routledge
- Lewis B, (2012) Environmental rights or a right to the environment? Exploring the nexus between human rights and environmental protection, Macquarie Journal of International and Comparative Environmental Law p36-47
For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.
- The impact of climate change on emerging and future legal needs in Australia
PhD, Associate Supervisor
Other supervisors: Dr Rowena Maguire, Professor Amanda Kennedy
- The Plain Packaging of Tobacco Products: Lawrence Gostin, India and Global Health Law
PhD, Associate Supervisor
Other supervisors: Dr Kylie Pappalardo, Professor Nicolas Suzor, Dr Hope Johnson
- Ecoregional Approach to Development Planning Through the Recognition of Customary Forest (Hutan Adat) in Indonesia
MPhil, Associate Supervisor
Other supervisors: Dr Rowena Maguire, Dr Evan Hamman
Completed supervisions (Doctorate)
- Limiting Statelessness In Saudi Arabia: A Case Study of the Rohingya People (2019)
- From the Ground Up: An Analysis of the International Regulation of Agriculture Using a Rights-Based Approach to Food Security (2016)