Eva van der Marel

Postdoctoral Researcher

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Oxford Martin School


Eva is a postdoctoral researcher, working on the legal regulation of sustainable plastics. Her work contributes to the Oxford Martin School's "Future of Plastics" project, which examines how to best move towards a more sustainable plastics economy. Eva also tutors public international law.

Eva has a background in public international law with a focus on the law of the sea and environmental law. She obtained her PhD from UiT The Arctic University of Norway, where she worked as a research fellow at the Norwegian Centre for the Law of the Sea (formerly JCLOS), carrying out research and teaching. Her PhD, entitled 'Evaluating market conditionality in fisheries: interactional law and global administration', examined the role of market states like the EU in what is often called combating IUU fishing. Prior to this, Eva worked as a research assistant at UCL (on CCS) and Oxford (on renewable energy), after obtaining her LLM in Environmental Law and Policy from UCL, her maitrise in European Law from the University of Rennes 1, and her LLB (English and French law) from Exeter University. Before coming to Oxford, Eva was employed at the European Commission (DG MARE) working on various international law of the sea and fisheries related issues, including the Arctic and the ongoing fisheries subsidies negotiations at the WTO. These topics remain close to her heart and research interests. 

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