Laura Burgers

Lawyer & climate-law expert

Laura Burgers defended her PhD thesis on climate change litigation in November 2020, and works as an assistant professor at the law faculty of the University of Amsterdam. For the Embassy of the North Sea, she wrote an essay on the question whether the North Sea should become a legal person with its own enforceable rights, which was published in the book ‘De stem van de Noordzee’ (The voice of the North Sea) with Boom publishers Amsterdam. This book was nominated as the best Dutch philosophy publication of 2020. Burgers is an expert on the rights of nature within the UN Network Harmony with Nature.