Ellie Louka

President, Law-In-Action

United States



Doctorate Degree in Law (J.S.D.), New York School of Law

Elli Louka is the founder of Law-In-Action (www.law-in-action.com), a consulting company based in Princeton, New Jersey and has worked with countries and companies on international law issues. Louka has been a Marie Curie Fellow, a Ford Foundation Fellow and Senior Fellow at Orville H. Schell, Jr. Center for International Human Rights at Yale Law School.

Areas of Expertise

  • Human rights
    International law (Public, Private)
  • International humanitarian law
  • International Environmental Law
  • Environmental Law, United States
  • Environmental Law, European Union
  • International organizations
  • Nuclear Weapons policy and law
  • International Economic Law and Policy
  • International Financial Law and Policy
  • International Monetary Law and Policy

Selected Publications


  • The Global Economic Order: The International Law and Politics of the Financial and Monetary System, Edward Elgar Pub. 2020
  • Nuclear Weapons, Justice and the Law, Edward Elgar, 2011
  • Water Law and Policy: Governance without Frontiers, Oxford University Press, 2008
  • International Environmental Law: Fairness, Effectiveness and World Order, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2006
  • Biodiversity & Human Rights – The International Rules for the Protection of Biodiversity, Transnational Publishers, 2002
  • Overcoming National Barriers to International Waste Trade: A New Perspective on the Transnational Movement of Hazardous and Radioactive Waste, Springer, 1994

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