Researcher, Northern Institute for Environmental and Minority Law, Arctic Centre, University of Lapland
Dr. Dorothée Cambou is a post-doctoral researcher at the Northern Institute for Environmental and Minority Law (NIEM) at the Arctic Centre in the University of Lapland. Currently, the main focus of her research lies in human rights law in particular concerning the rights of local communities and indigenous peoples. She has also developed an expertise in the field of sustainable development and Arctic governance. At the moment, she has been appointed as a researcher in the project Hus-Arctic, a project funded by the Academy of Finland, which targets the study of human security in the Barents region.
Over the years, Dorothée Cambou has published a number of publications for significant journals and edited books in the field of international law as well as in human rights. She holds a PhD of laws from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel where she defended a thesis on the legal significance of the right of indigenous peoples to self-determination and its implications for the Sámi people.