Maria Banda / @maria_l_banda

International law and policy expert

Dr. Maria L. Banda, an international law and policy expert, is a Graham Fellow at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. She completed her doctoral dissertation in International Relations at Oxford University, which examined the evolving doctrine and practice of the “Responsibility to Protect” (R2P) in 2001-2009 from the perspective of both international relations and international law. A Rhodes and a Trudeau Scholar, Maria is a graduate of Trinity College at the University of Toronto, Oxford University, and Harvard Law School. She has worked with several international organizations and written on Canada-U.S. relations, global governance, climate change, and the environment. She is a member of the New York State bar.

Most Recent Posts

Protecting R2P From Misuse

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April 25, 2014
Acting on R2P inappropriately or invoking it as a pretext for other objectives like regime change can be as damaging as inaction to R2P’s long-run effectiveness, argues Maria L. Banda.