Svitlana Kravchenko

Svitlana Kravchenk

We are saddened by news of the death yesterday of Svitlana Kravchenko, the director of the LLM Program in Environmental and Natural Resources Law.at the University of Oregon Law School and wife of John Bonine, a distinguished environmental scholar.

She was the author of 12 books and numerous scholarly articles and book chapters. Among her books was HUMAN RIGHTS AND THE ENVIRONMENT: CASES, LAW and POLICY (with John Bonine) (Carolina Academic Press, 2008), which was the first law school case book anywhere in the world to combine the fields of human rights law and environmental law.

She taught environmental law for more than 25 years at Lviv National University, Ukraine, before moving to the United States. She taught at the University of Oregon for 8 years, where her courses included International Environmental Law and Human Rights & the Environment.

She was also active in environmental efforts in the Ukraine and Eastern Europe and was Vice Chair of the Compliance Committee for the Aarhus Public Participation Convention.

Her death came as a shock to environmental  scholars around the world who knew her.  Our thoughts are with her family and friends.