Janeth Warden-Fernandez

Senior Lecturer in Law

Energy Environment and Society, School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Law

CEPMLP, Energy Environment and Society

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Janeth Warden-Fernandez is the Leader of the Distance Learning Programme at the CEPMLP, as well as Associate Dean for Education and Quality & Academic Standards for the School of Social Sciences, and Lead of the CEPMLP Scholarship Programme for Mining.

Janeth is a qualified lawyer from Colombia with over 20 years of academic experience at the University of Dundee. She is co-editor of ‘International and Comparative Mineral Law and Policy: Trends and Prospects’, a major study of mining law that is widely utilised on academic courses, and regularly cited by international organisations. She has been the recipient of several teaching awards, including the Honorary Graduates' Award for Innovative Teaching for the course, Transnational Negotiations (2005), the DUSA Student Lead Teaching Award - Most Inspirational Teaching of Postgraduates (2014) and the DUSA Student Lead Teaching Award Most Innovative Teaching (2015)

Janeth teaches the Transnational Negotiation course in coordination with Georgetown Law Centre. This is an innovative course which offers a combination of teaching methods and e-tools, such as live negotiations through videoconferences, discussion boards, and digital communication, introduced several years before these teaching tools became widely used due to COVID-19.

She also frequently represents the University of Dundee as a facilitator for inter-institutional collaboration between higher academic institutions, particularly in Latin America. Additionally, Janeth is a mentor for members of the CEPMLP Academic Global Faculty, provides academic supervision and pastoral care for Masters’ students, is a convener of the CEPMLP Staff/Student liaison committee and an examinations officer. She is the former head of the CEPMLP/Rio Tinto Partnership Agreement, where she regularly liaised with mining companies and civil society groups.  She holds an LLB and Diploma in Public Law (Colombia), and an LLM in Resources Law and Policy with Distinction (CEPMLP, Dundee).


Her research interests include Mineral Law and Policy; Community, Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights issues related to the development of natural resources and international business.

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Transatlantic Negotiation Simulation Exercise (CP52064)