Carly A. Krakow

Carly A. Krakow

PhD Student

LSE Law School

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Key Expertise
Human Rights, International Law, Displacement, Environmental Justice

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Thesis Title

'The Role of International Law for Protecting the Human Rights of People Impacted by Environmental Injustice in Contexts of Statelessness, Displacement, and Armed Conflict' [provisional title]


Professor Gerry Simpson and Dr Chaloka Beyani

Research Interests

Human rights, public international law, international humanitarian law, international criminal law, environmental and water law, climate change, critical theory, law and literature, political philosophy, statelessness and displacement, the Middle East

Background and Current Research

Carly A. Krakow is a PhD candidate at LSE Law School. She is recipient of the Judge Rosalyn Higgins Scholarship and the LSE Law Department Studentship. Carly earned her BA summa cum laude at NYU in 2016 in Human Rights Law, Environmental Policy, and Comparative Literature, and her MPhil at the University of Cambridge in 2017 in International Relations and Politics. At NYU, she was a Gallatin Global Fellow in Human Rights. The fellowship supported her research in the Palestinian West Bank. Carly was also recipient of the Richard J. Koppenaal award, the NYU Gallatin School’s highest academic honour. At Cambridge, she served as Vice Editor-in-Chief of the Cambridge Law Review, and wrote her MPhil thesis, awarded Distinction, on international law regarding water access for people who are stateless and displaced. In addition to her work in the West Bank, where she conducted interviews with civilians, NGO representatives, and UN staff, Carly has conducted research and fieldwork in locations including Geneva, The Hague, and a refugee camp in Greece. She is an opinion contributor for various publications including openDemocracy. Carly has presented her work at conferences and events hosted by institutions such as ACUNS, BRISMES, ISA, MESA, NYU, Oxford, and SOAS. Her PhD research focuses on environmental crimes through the perspectives of international justice and political philosophy.