- Dr Bridget Lewis
- Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Law,
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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)
human rights, environmental law, environmental rights, international law, climate change, ILGG
Bridget joined the Law Faculty in 2006 as a Senior Research Assistant, before taking up a full-time academic position with the School of Law in 2008. She currently serves as the Chair of the Faculty of Law Equity Committee and is co-chair of the Rights and Regulation stream of the International Law and Global Governance Research Program.
Bridget graduated from the University of Queensland with undergraduate degrees in Arts and Law, before completing a Masters of International Human Rights Law at the University of Nottingham. She received her doctorate from Monash University on the topic of ‘The human right to a good environment in international law and the implications of climate change’.
Bridget’s principal research interests relate to international human rights law, particularly the areas of environmental human rights and the rights of older persons. She has published in the areas of environmental justice and human rights approaches to natural disaster and displacement. Bridget is on the editorial board of the Asia-Pacific Journal of Environmental Law and her book, Environmental Human Rights and Climate Change, will soon be published by Springer.
Bridget teaches international law at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and has supervised a number of Higher Degree
Research students. ORCID ID: orcid.org/0000-0002-1940-5548
- LLB104: Contemporary Law and Justice
- LLB141: Introduction to International Law
- LWN158: Public International Law (Postgraduate)
- LLH472: Public International Law (Undergraduate)
- Lewis BM, (2018) Environmental human rights and climate change: Current status and future prospects p1-250
- Maguire RG, Lewis BM, (2018) Women, human rights and the global climate regime, Journal of Human Rights and the Environment p51-67
- Johnson H, Lewis BM, Maguire RG, (2017) Whaling in the Antarctic (Australia v Japan: New Zealand intervening), Law as if earth really mattered: The wild law judgement project (Law, Justice and Ecology) p257-275
- Lewis BM, (2018) The rights of future generations within the post-Paris climate regime, Transnational Environmental Law p69-87
- Lewis BM, (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 BM, Maguire RG, (2016) A human rights-based approach to disaster displacement in the Asia-Pacific, Asian Journal of International Law p326-352
- Lewis BM, (2016) Human rights duties towards future generations and the potential for achieving climate justice, Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights p206-226
- Lewis BM, (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 RG, Lewis BM, 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.
Completed supervisions (Doctorate)
- From the Ground Up: An Analysis of the International Regulation of Agriculture Using a Rights-Based Approach to Food Security (2016)