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Dr. Janet

Associate Professor of Law at the University of Shahid Beheshti

Dr Janet Blake is an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Shahid Beheshti (Tehran) where she teaches International, Environmental and Human Rights Law and is a member of the UNESCO Chair for Human Rights, Peace and Democracy and the Centre for Excellence in Education for Sustainable Development, both based at the university.

She is also a member of the Cultural Heritage Law Committee of the International Law Association and has acted as an International Consultant to UNESCO since 1999, mostly in the field of intangible cultural heritage and implementing the 2003 Convention.

She has published books on safeguarding intangible cultural heritage, cultural rights/diversity and wildlife protection law and several articles on safeguarding cultural heritage, environmental protection law and justice, human and cultural rights, cultural diversity and sustainable development. Her research monograph on International Cultural Heritage Law was published by Oxford University Press in June 2015.

Languages spoken: 
Country of origin: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Country of residence: 
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Area(s) of competence: 
International (cultural heritage) law
international cultural policy-making
Human rights
environmental policy and law
Sustainable development