Julia Dehm

Postdoctoral Fellow (2015-2017)
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Julia Dehm served as Postdoctoral Fellow at the Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice from 2015-7, working on a multi-year project rethinking human rights for the 21st century. Dehm was previously a Resident Fellow at the Institute for Global Law and Policy (IGLP) at Harvard Law School. She recently received a PhD from the Melbourne Law School. Her doctoral dissertation, “Reconsidering REDD+: Law, Life, Limits and Growth in Crisis,” examined the social implications of a specific carbon offset scheme under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change umbrella called Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+). She has published academic articles in the Journal of Human Rights and the Environment (forthcoming), the London Review of International Law, the Macquarie Journal of International and Comparative Environmental Law and special climate justice-themed editions of the Journal of Australian Political Economy and Local-Global Journal. She also co-edited a report Occupy Policing: A Report into the Effects and Legality of the Eviction of Occupy Melbourne from City Square on 21 October 2011 and was a member of the Occupy Melbourne Legal Support Team that was awarded the 2012 Tim McCoy Award for human rights work by the Federation of Community Legal Centers. She has been active with climate justice groups, co-authoring a Friends of the Earth International Report, In the REDD+: Australia's Carbon Offset Projects in Central Kalimantan (2012). She holds a BA, LLB (Hons), and PhD from the University of Melbourne.