Fabiana Di Lorenzo
Fabiana Di Lorenzo is a PhD student in law at King’s College London, supervised by Professor Penny Green and Keith Ewing. She received a first MA in Law from the same institution in 2009 and a second MA in International Relations and Human Rights (2007) from the University of Turin, Italy. Fabiana also holds a BA in International Development (major in Economics) and a specialisation in International Finance.
Fabiana worked in Burkina Faso and Benin as researcher for the University of Turin and CISV NGO. She worked for the International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization designing and implementing training of trainers programmes on labour rights for Ministries of Labour, policy makers, judges, NGOs, employers and the media. Before starting her PhD she also worked at the headquarters of the International Labour Organization, Geneva, implementing projects aimed at promoting decent work in Africa, Latin America, Europe and Asia.
Fabiana’s research looks at civil society-state-business partnerships aiming at protecting labour rights in cocoa farming. ‘The title of the research is: Tackling child labour in cocoa farms through codes of conduct in value chains and the role of stakeholders in protecting labour rights’.
Fabiana has the relevant experience to conduct this research which addresses issues which go from civil society, to governance and ethical business. In fact Fabiana has 8 year work experience in both profit, public and non-profit sector.
Publications & Presentations
April-12 Reassessing the power relationship among chocolate corporations and stakeholders: the correlation between corporate performance and labour management”; IV International Symposium on Improving the Performance of Supply Chains in the Transitional Economies, Antalya (Turkey)
April-11 “Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and international labour rights in West Africa. How labour rights and labour market’s stakeholders can shape CSR”; SLSA Conference, Brighton (UK)
Dec-10 “Preventing recidivism in youth crime: the role of vocational, literacy and labour skills during detention and positive effects on reintegration process in Africa”; “International Perspective on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice” conference (Institute for Security Studies), Johannesburg (South Africa)
Nov-10 “The Global Network of Nigerian Organised Crime”, published by ECPR Standing Group on Organised Crime.
Nov-09 “Guide to International Labour Standards”, published by the ILO 2010 (contribution)
Throughout her work experience, Fabiana designed and delivered Training of Trainers to media, employers’ and workers’ organisations’ members as well as judges and members of Ministry of Labour on subjects such as international labour standards, elimination of forced labour and child labour. Fabiana is going to teach labour rights and ethical business for the MA in Business and Human Rights organised by Middlesex University. She will be also teaching Ethical Business, Civil Society and Labour rights at the CBL International Oxford Summer School of Law 2012 and she will be organising and teaching the first King’s College’s summer school on Ethical Business and Civil Society.
Fabiana is interested in teaching international labour rights, civil society and ethical business as well as the following topics related to international labour law: elimination of forced labour, elimination of child labour, and responsibility of employers and workers organisations in promoting workers’ rights..