Dr Carmen Draghici is Senior Lecturer in Law at City, University London's Law School, where she joined in 2009. She teaches Human Rights Law and Family and Child Law at undergraduate/ graduate-entry level, and she acts as Deputy Director and Admissions Tutor for the undergraduate programme. She is also a member of the London-based Centre for Child and Family Law Reform (since 2010). Dr. Draghici holds a PhD degree in 'International Law and Human Rights' from the University of Rome 'Sapienza' (awarded in 2007). She was formerly a Visiting Fellow at the Harvard Law School's Human Rights Program (2015), a Visiting Research Scholar at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University (2012), a Leverhulme Visiting Post-doctoral Research Fellow at the Centre on Human Rights in Conflict, University of East London (2008), and a Visiting Professor in Public International Law at the Open University of Catalonia, Barcelona (2009-2014). Her main research interests concern the judicial interpretation of the European Convention on Human Rights and the responsibility of States and international organisations for breaches of human-rights obligations; her work has focused in particular on the right to respect for private and family life, freedom of expression, and the protection of civil liberties in the context of counter-terrorism. Her publications include several articles and chapters published in UK, US and European journals and edited collections and a book titled The Legitimacy of Family Rights in Strasbourg Case Law: 'Living Instrument' or Extinguished Sovereignty? (Hart Publishing, 2016, forthcoming).
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