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T.S.F. (Tim) Lindgren

Faculty of Law
Public International Law

Visiting address
  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
Postal address
  • Postbus 15859
    1001 NJ Amsterdam
  • Profile

    Tim Lindgren is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Amsterdam Center for International Law (ACIL) and a member of the Sustainable Global Economic Law (SGEL) research project.

    Tim researches and teaches in international law. His research lies at the intersection of public international law, the environment and colonialism, with a particular attention to artistic expressions and performances of international law in informal spaces. At UvA, Tim is developing a project that theorises the relationship between place and international law. He is concerned with how different understandings of place – but also the agency of place itself – shape debates on State obligations and reparations for climate change, with a specific focus on international courts and tribunals. His doctoral research explored the International Rights of Nature Tribunal and international law. The project traced a series of international legal practices and procedures that are operationalised alongside the Westphalian international legal order, and considered what this peoples' tribunal visualises about the discipline of international law and its relation with the environment. 

    Prior to joining UvA, Tim was a sessional Lecturer at Melbourne Law School where he conducted his PhD research under the Institute for International Law and the Humanities (IILAH). His doctoral research was supported by the Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship. He has been a returning faculty member for the Oxford Consortium for Human Rights at the University of Oxford and a Teaching Fellow at Melbourne Law School. He has given lectures in areas of public international law, international human rights law, international environmental law and cultural legal studies at institutions such as Melbourne Law School, the University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, The New School in New York and Osgoode Hall Law School.

     His research has won multiple awards, including the Melbourne Law School Graduate Research Prize in 2023. Tim has also been a Visiting Scholar at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law at the University of Cambridge, and was offered the IGLP Residential Fellowship at Harvard University. He is an Assistant Editor for the Journal of Human Rights and the Environment. In 2019, he contributed to Friends of the Earth Australia’s economic justice collective legal team.

    Tim holds a BA in Global Studies (Summa Cum Laude) from Westminster University's Honors College, and a Master in International Law (Distinction) from the School of Oriental African Studies (University of London), where he was awarded Best Overall Course Performance for Master in International Law.

  • Publications


    • Lindgren, T. (2023). Grounding Ecocide, Humanity, and International Law. In The Routledge Handbook of International Law and Anthropocentrism (Vol. The Routledge Handbook of International Law and Anthropocentrism). Routledge.





    • Figuera Helland, L., & Lindgren, T. (2016). Civilization on a crash course? Imperialism, subimperialism and the political-ecological breaking point of the modern/colonial world-system. Perspectives on Global Development and Technology, 15(1-2), 255-289.
    • Lindgren, T., & Helland, L. F. (2016). What goes around comes around: From the coloniality of power to the crisis of civilization. Journal of World-Systems Research, 22(2).


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