The Law and Development Research group hosts Leonardo Villa, Celeste (Bolivia) and dr. Adithya Chintapantu (India) in the context of their (post-) doctoral research.
- Dr Adithya Chintapanti is an Associate Professor with Jindal Global Law School, New Delhi, India . He has completed his PhD from the School of Law, University of Warwick, United Kingdom. Dr Chintapanti’s research explores the phenomenon of regulatory globalisation and its implications for developing jurisdictions. He analyses this through India’s experience with implementing the World Bank’s template for electricity sector regulation.
- Celeste Quiroga Eróstegui, who is doing a joint PhD at the Law and Development Research Group in Antwerp and Universidad Catolica Boliviana will work on systematizing data gathering from her field research and analyze how the experiences of peasant and indigenous woman from the Upper Valley of Cochabamba-Bolivia are related to their human right to access to land and to empowerment. This will include an analysis of political participation of women; the multiplicity of their roles (agroecology activity, time and ethics of care, political advocacy); sisterhood in the informal learning process, and recognition of human rights in practice. During the second part of the research stay, the analysis will focus on defining indigenous woman identity; studying indigenous woman´s advocacy, and looking at how concepts of global justice are localized.
- Leonardo Villafuerte Philipsborn , who is doing a joint PhD at the Law and Development Research Group in Antwerp and Universidad Catolica Boliviana, will in the context of his PhD research be working characterizing indigenous peoples in the international legal framework, conceptualizing collective rights and defining the meaning of effectiveness of rights to establish the scope of my dissertation. On the other hand, he will be contributing to the Law and Development Encyclopedia with an entry on 'Mother Earth'.