Johanna L. Gusman

Johanna Gusman is the Regional Adviser for Human Rights and Social Development at the Pacific Community (SPC) based in Suva, Fiji. The views expressed in this article represent her own and not that of the organisation’s. Johanna is an international human rights lawyer with an interdisciplinary background in biophysics and physiology. She has served as a Visiting Research Scholar at Australian National University, Georgetown University Law Centre, and Oxford University, where she examined novel ways to facilitate access to justice where there is a perceived power imbalance in civil liability systems, among other human rights-related topics. She served as a Fulbright Public Policy Fellow in Samoa and has been working on ICJ submission coordination in partnership with Pacific governments.  

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Pacific Island Countries Make Historic Submissions to the International Court of Justice Climate Change Advisory Opinion

Pacific Island Countries Make Historic Submissions to the International Court of Justice Climate Change Advisory Opinion

March marks a major moment for the Pacific. After nearly a year since the General Assembly adopted a landmark resolution requesting an advisory opinion from the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on the obligations of States in ...
Negotiating for Change in Climate Change

Negotiating for Change in Climate Change

Last month, leaders from around the world gathered in New York for the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). The Paris Agreement dominated high-level discussions, a poignant topic considering that the UNGA ...