The International Law Observer is glad to announce that Ms Salma Yusuf has joined the team of authors. Ms Yusuf graduated with a Bachelor of Laws with Honours from the University of London and a Master of Laws from Queen Mary University of London. She currently serves in the fields of Public International Law and Human Rights, Social Justice, Social Integration, Transitional Justice, Peace-building and Reconciliation in Post-War Societies at several international and national organizations including the German International Cooperation and The Asia Foundation. She has previously served at the United Nations Development Programme and the Canadian International Development Agency. She is currently a Member of the Panel of Resource Persons and Experts of the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute for International Relations and Strategic Studies. Further, she functions as Lecturer in Human Rights on the Masters Programme in Human Rights and Democratization at the University of Colombo and University of Sydney; and Lecturer in European Union Law at the University of Northumbria – Regional Campus for Sri Lanka & Maldives. Ms Yusuf serves as a Resource Person and Advisor to the Centre for the Study of Human Rights of the University of Colombo.
She has authored publications for the Sri Lanka Journal of International Law, the Seattle Journal for Social Justice, the Complutense University of Madrid, and the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.
In her first contribution on the blog, Ms Yusuf will explore the relationship between human rights protection and environmental security through the examination of the jurisprudence of the ECtHR and related issues.