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College of Law
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2321
Moscow, ID 83844-2321


phone: 208-364-4074
fax: 208-334-2176
322 E. Front St., Suite 590
Boise, ID 83702

Anastasia Telesetsky

Anastasia Telesetsky

Phone: (208) 885-7510

College of Law
University of Idaho
Professor of Law

Campus Locations: Moscow

  • Biography

    Professor Telesetsky joined the University of Idaho College of Law in 2009, after eight years of practicing as an attorney in California, Washington, and abroad. Her practice focused on public international law and environmental law. She had the distinction of representing the Government of Ethiopia before the Ethiopia-Eritrea Claims Commission at the Permanent Court of Arbitration. In 2003 and 2004, she was a Bosch Fellow in Germany where she worked for the German Foreign Ministry on promoting international food security and assisted in drafting guidelines on implementation for the “Right to Food”. As a Fulbright Fellow and a Berkeley Human Rights Center fellow, she collaborated with communities in the Philippines and Papua New Guinea on developing culturally appropriate legal solutions to environmental protection problems. In addition to bachelors and masters degrees in Anthropology, Professor Telesetsky earned her law degree from the University of California-Berkeley (Boalt Hall) and an LLM in International Law from the University of British Columbia.

  • Selected Publications
    • Rule of Marine Capture versus Rule of Cooperation in the East China Sea: Exploring Options for Regional Ecosystem Restoration, China Yearbook of International Law (Forthcoming 2011)
    • Experimenting with International Collaborative Governance for Climate Change Mitigation by Private Actors: Scaling up Dutch Co-Regulation, European Journal of Legal Studies, Volume 4, Issue 1 (Summer 2011), p. 57-80.
    • “Bilateral Negotiations to Co-Manage Shared Marine Fisheries for Purposes of Conservation and Restoration”, in SHARING AND DISTRIBUTING OCEAN RESOURCES, Jin-Hyun Paik and Seokwoo Lee (eds.), (SLOC-Korea and Institute of East & West Studies, Yonsei University) (2011)
    • Binding the United Nations: Compulsory Review of UN Disputes before the International Court of Justice, 21 Minnesota Journal of International Law (2011)
    • “A New Investment Deal in Asia and Africa: Land Leases to Foreign Investors” in EVOLUTION IN INVESTMENT TREATY LAW AND ARBITRATION, Chester Brown and Kate Miles (eds.) Cambridge University Press 2011)
    • Moving Beyond International Non-governmental Organization’s Accountability: Promoting an International Human Rights Based Review of INGO ’s Performance, Symposium Edition “Lawyering for Humanity: The Role of International NGOs”, 18 Willamette University Journal of International Law and Dispute Resolution (2011)
    • Great Agricultural Land Grab: An Examination of How Elite Capture of Arable Land Contributes to Environmental Conditions of Conflict, Symposium on “Conflict over Resources: Resources in Conflict”, 3 Gottingen J. of Intern’l L. 1 (2011)
    • Insurance as a Mitigation Mechanism: Managing International Greenhouse Gas Emissions Through Nationwide Mandatory Climate Change Catastrophe Insurance, 27 Pace Env. Law R. 3 (2010)

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"I swore never to be silent whenever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented." -Elie Wiesel