Maiko Meguro joined the Amsterdam Center for International Law in September 2016. Her research focuses on international law making processes through the lenses of interaction between legal bindingness and normativity, and interaction between decision making process at domestic and international level. Her current research particularly focus on the decision making process of the Parties to the the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change(UNFCCC) in the light of the Paris Agreement.
She also works for DG CONNECT (the European Comission) as a legal analyst on the issue of new techinologies related to digital networks and decentralization. She is seconded from Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry of Japan (METI) where she previously served as a deputy director specialized in international negotiations and legal matters. During her time in METI, she served for COP/CMP processes under the UNFCCC, Intergovernmental Panels of Climate Change(IPCC), WTO dispute settlement, and several investment related treaties including Trans-Pacific Partnership(TPP) and EU-Japan EPA. She also worked as a researcher at several institutions including the Energy Charter Treaty, Brussels. For editorial experiences, she is currently the theme developer on climate change (and other environment, energy resource related topic) of the Oxford database for International Organizations (OXIO).
Maiko has a LLM in Public International Law from the University of Amsterdam, and a Master's in International Relations(specialized in international law) from the University of Tokyo, Japan.