I am a PhD Researcher in Law at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence, where my project explores the meaning of victim rehabilitation within international legal responses to human trafficking. Drawing parallels with the framing of rehabilitative duties towards victims of torture and gender-based violence under international law, I consider factors that can help determine the scope and content of the obligation to provide for the physical, psychological, and social recovery of trafficked persons. The second part of my thesis applies these insights to scenarios of transnational trafficking, addressing to what extent duties related to rehabilitation can constrain the exercise of immigration control powers over trafficked persons in an irregular situation.
Beyond my PhD project, I am interested generally in the fields of immigration, criminal, and international human rights law. At the EUI, I am currently one of the coordinators of the Migration Working Group (Migration Policy Centre), as well as an active participant of the Human and Fundamental Rights Working Group (Law Department). I am also a member of the Human Trafficking Research Network based at Queen’s University Belfast.
I have been a visiting fellow at the Amsterdam Centre for Migration and Refugee Law (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) and King’s College London. Prior to commencing my PhD, I obtained a BA from the University of Oxford, a Joint MA from the University of Göttingen and University of Groningen, and an LLM from the European University Institute. I have completed traineeships with the AIRE (Advice on Individual Rights in Europe) Centre, the Hungarian Helsinki Committee, and the Council of Europe.