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Biography

Dr Rosana Garciandia is a Research Associate and Visiting Lecturer in Public International Law at King’s College London. Her research focuses on the international law of state responsibility and the response of international law to contemporary forms of slavery and human trafficking. She is also a Fellow of the Macrocrimes Center of the University of Ferrara and, as a consultant at the United Nations University Center for Policy Research, she has worked with the UN Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Slavery, Urmila Bhoola.

Dr Garciandia joined The Dickson Poon School of Law in 2018 after having acquired extensive experience working at international organisations in the areas of EU Law, human rights and international anti-corruption law. She was the Secretary General of the European Law Institute, an organisation working to improve the quality of law in Europe. She also worked as Legal Research Officer at the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) focusing mainly on socio-economic rights. At the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, she contributed and continues to contribute with her work to the review of the implementation of the UN Convention Against Corruption by States Parties. She was previously Lecturer in Public International Law and EU Law at University of Murcia in her native Spain, where she acquired strong research and teaching experience.

Dr Garciandia holds a doctorate in Law (PhD) from University of Navarra School of Law, and has been a visiting researcher at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, the Graduate Institute and Queen Mary University of London. She was the Coordinator of the Africa Working Group of the Solicitor’s International Human Rights Group (London, 2012) and is a fellow of the European Society of International Law, of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law and of the European Law Institute. She is also a reviewer of several journals and publications, including the Oxford Bibliographies of International Law. She speaks English, French, Spanish and Basque, and has working knowledge of German.

Research interests

Dr Garciandia’s research interests are in public international law, including the law of State responsibility, international human rights law, migration and refugee law, anti-corruption law, the law of international organisations, EU law, international economic law and development law. Her research and professional activity in the last decade have covered all these areas. She is currently working on a research project on the responsibility of States for modern slavery.