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Marlies Hesselman

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I'm a tenured lecturer in international law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Groningen Department of Transboundary Legal Studies, completing a PhD in the area of energy poverty and international human rights law. In the past I have also worked in NGO and governmental sectors.

My research discusses and demonstrates how human rights law norms are relevant to understanding, defining and addressing energy poverty globally, including in Europe, and whether there is a separate right to energy access emerging.

In 2017, I published the co-edited volume 'Socio-Economic Human Rights in Essential Public Services Provision (Routledge 2017) addressing questions of resources mobilization, liberalisation, non-discrimination, participation and accountability in essential public services sectors.

General research interests include: legal/policy analysis; definition(s) of energy poverty; energy justice; energy vulnerability; intersectional discrimination in relation to access to energy services in the home (children, elderly, disabled, ethnic minority, low income, social status, unemployed, religion, gender. urban/rural etc); international law; EU law; international human rights law; right to energy; universal services access; household poverty; household appliances access.