Kinnari Bhatt is a postdoctoral researcher on the research project 'integrating normative and functional approaches to the rule of law and human rights' (INFAR). The project is a cross-disciplinary initative of Erasmus University's School of Law in Rotterdam and International Institute of Social Studies in the Hague. Kinnari is an English qualified solicitor (LLB Law with French (Birmingham), M.Sc., PhD) experienced in the project financing and legal and regulatory reform of natural resource projects. She worked at White and Case LLP and Milbank Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP for 8 years and has served as legal advisor to the Ministry of Mineral Resources in Sierra Leone in a World Bank/DFID funded mining environmental, health and social regulatory drafting project and as civil society advisor on the Guinean Mining Code. She has taught modules on the legal aspects of international finance and project finance at University College London and the University of East Anglia. Kinnari is a Visiting Fellow at the Transnational Law Institute at the Dickson Poon School of Law, King's College London. Her research interests lie in transnational and comparative law, financing, contracts, human rights, land rights and legal/regulatory reform.