Catherine is a Senior Research Assistant at the Climate Change Litigation Initiative, having completed both her LLB (Hons) in Scots Law and LLM in Global Environmental Law and Governance at the University of Strathclyde. Catherine is now pursuing a PhD at the Center for Climate Change, Energy and Environmental Law at the University of Eastern Finland, where she is researching international climate change law and governance as part of an international project funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme. Since graduating with her LLM, Catherine has worked as a legal consultant and researcher in various contexts. Some of her more recent contributions to the field include her role as a Research Assistant for the Climate Change Specialist Group under the IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law and her position as an Ecological Law Associate with the Earth Law Center, where she has worked on legal cases to grant nature rights at the European Rights of Nature Tribunal. More recently, Catherine has been working on a consultancy for the UN Environment Programme Ozone Secretariat as a Senior Research Fellow alongside Iona McEntee.
Hayley-Bo Dorrian-Bak is a senior research assistant for the Climate Change Litigation Initiative (C2LI). She holds a Masters in Global Environmental Law and Governance (University of Strathclyde) and a bachelor’s degree in Geography and Political Science (University of Western Ontario). Beyond collaborating with C2LI, she has worked with the Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law and Governance on a written submission to the Scottish Government Parliamentary Petitions, encouraging strengthened legal protections of remaining Scottish ancient and semi-ancient woodland. This research has been published in a SCELG policy brief. Hayley has also worked with Professor Elisa Morgera as a researcher working on the collective rights of indigenous people to the environment. She is currently working on independent research on Arctic environmental law which she has submitted to the Global Affairs Review for their fall/winter 2021 volume.
Humzah is a Senior Research Assistant and Communications Lead at the Climate Change Litigation Initiative. He holds a LLB in Scots and English Law and LLM in Global Environmental Law and Governance from the University of Strathclyde with academic interests in the international climate legal regime, climate legislation, climate litigation and investor-state dispute settlement. He is a Project Associate at The Chancery Lane Project (TCLP), a pro bono initiative that brings together legal professionals to collaborate and rewrite contracts and laws to tackle the climate crisis and achieve net zero carbon emissions.