Maša Kovič Dine is a Ph.D. candidate and a teaching assistant in international public law at the Faculty of Law, University of Ljubljana. Her doctoral dissertation analyses the status of forests under international law and the lack of international consensus for a binding international treaty. For the last two years Kovič Dine has worked as a researcher with the G8 Research Group analyzing G8 countries’ compliance with their summit commitments. Kovič Dine’s research interests span above international public and environmental law into the field of development, migration and the status and rights of environmental migrants. Kovič Dine is a member of the International Law Association, Slovene Branch.