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Julie Vinders

Research Analyst

Role at Trilateral

Julie is a Legal Research Analyst within Trilateral’s Research and Innovation Team. She works on the TECHETHOS project, where she researches the legal implications of emerging technologies, including climate engineering, neurotechnology and digital extended reality. Her expertise lies in international and European human rights law, environmental law, and climate change law.


Prior to joining Trilateral, Julie worked as a project officer for SEStran, where she gained project management experience as she worked on various EU-funded projects with a focus on sustainable mobility. She worked on the development of sustainable transport policies through her involvement in ERDF-funded projects, including REGIO-Mob, PriMaaS, and SHARE-North.

Julie earned her LLB in international and European law from Maastricht University, and her LLM in environmental law from the University of Edinburgh. As an undergraduate student, she interned with a human rights law firm in Brussels, where she researched the access requirements to the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) for human rights violations. During her Masters, she researched the legal implications of emerging technologies such as Negative Emission Technologies (NETs), and deep seabed mining. Her LLM dissertation focused on the interaction between international investment law and the implementation of the 2015 Paris Agreement.


Favourite technological innovations: Noise-cancelling headphones,.

Favourite hobbies: salsa & bachata, van conversions, and skydiving.