I am a PhD Candidate at the School of International Studies, University of Trento (Italy). My main research interests cover international human rights law, migration and refugee law. I am writing a thesis that lies at the intersection of migration control strategies and refugee protection under international and European human right law, with the aim to investigate whether access to international protection may be hampered by the implementation of bilateral agreements linked to readmission. I have been a Visiting Fellow at the Centre of Migration Law at Radboud University, Nijmegen, (The Netherlands) and I am a Doctoral Affiliate to the Refugee Law Initiative, School of Advanced Study, University of London (UK). I have an LLM (Master of Law) in Human Rights Law from the Queen Mary, University of London, and an MA in International Sciences from the University of Messina (Italy). I have served as an intern at the Italian Consulate in London, and have both worked and volunteered for human rights NGOs. Currently, I am a Visiting Fellow at the Faculty of Law, Lund University, where I am teaching and conducting research in the field of migration and refugee law.
An Appraisal of Diplomatic Assurances One Year after Othman (Abu Qatada) v United Kingdom (2012), International Human Rights Law Review (2013)
Standard Readmission Agreements and Refugee Rights: from a Critique to a Proposal, Refugee Survey Quarterly (2013)
Against the backdrop of the bilateral cooperation on migration control between individual EU Member States...
State Responsibility beyond Borders: What Legal Basis for Italy's Push-backs to Libya?, International Journal of Refugee Law (2012)
This article takes Italy’s widely-debated 2009 push-backs to Libya campaign as a point of reference...
Watered-down Rights on the High Seas: Hirsi Jamaa and Others v Italy, International and Comparative Law Quarterly (2012)
Contributions to Books
Il Movimento Indipendentista Armato ETA, Sources of Conflict and Prospects for Peace in the Mediterranean Basin within the North-South Relations: Acta from Peace Studies Conference (2006)
Key Issues of the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and its Role in Challenging Systematic Poverty (2011)
On Diplomatic Assurances, Memoranda of Understanding, and Refugee Rights, Refugee Law Initiative’s Postgraduate Workshop on Refugee Law (2012)
Bilateral Readmission Agreements and Refugee Rights: From a Critique to a Proposal, UACES Conference (2012)
Against the backdrop of the bilateral cooperation on migration control between EU Member States and...