UNSW Law academic appointed as new Kerstin Hesselgrens Visiting Professor | Law

UNSW Law academic appointed as new Kerstin Hesselgrens Visiting Professor

The Swedish Scientific Organisation, Vetenskapsrådet, today announced that Professor Rosemary Rayfuse has been appointed as the new Kerstin Hesselgrens Visiting Professor

The Kerstin Hesselgren Visiting Chair is awarded to a foreign prominent internationally-recognized female researcher in the social sciences or humanities.

The Kerstin Hesselgren Chair was established in honour of Sweden's first female Member of Parliament (Riksdag), who was also the first woman in the International Labour Organisation and Sweden's first delegate to the League of Nations. Kerstin Hesselgren (1872–1962) gained recognition for her expertise in social policy and work on women's rights, as a pioneer of the women's movement, and for her commitment to the cause of international peace.

Rayfuse was nominated by the Law Faculty at Lund University which is where she will be hosted. 

The project Professor Rayfuse will undertake during the visitorship will examine the legal implications of climate change on international fisheries, including the adequacy of international fisheries law and the regulatory innovations that may be necessary in order to address the challenges of changing oceans. 

Read more about the appointment here (Swedish).