New PhD researchers

The law and development group is pleased to welcome two new researchers: Michael Marcondes Smith and Arinç Onat Kiliç.

Michael Smith is a lawyer from São Paulo (Brazil). He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law from the Presbyterian University Mackenzie (São Paulo) and a Master’s degree in International Human Rights Law from Lund University (Sweden). His research interests include economic, social and cultural rights, discrimination law, theory of human rights law and philosophy of law. Michael's PhD project concerns socio-economic inequality as conceptually seen through the principle of equality within international human rights law.

Arinç holds an LLB degree from Istanbul University, Turkey, and an LLM degree from Lund University, Sweden. He has previously researched the correlation between the regulatory framework of the European Central Bank and the right to a healthy environment from a degrowth perspective. Similarly, as a research assistant at Lund University, he worked in the Just Transition project. His current research examines the legal structure of blue bonds. Arınç is a member of the International Economic Law Collective and is involved in the NefDef research network.