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Dr Carmen Draghici

Reader in Law

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About

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Dr. Carmen Draghici is Reader in Law and Academic Visitor Programme Director at The City Law School, City, University of London, where she joined in 2009. She is also an Academic Fellow of the Inner Temple (2018-2021), a member of the practice-focused Centre for Child and Family Law Reform (since 2010) and a Visiting Professor at the Open University of Catalonia (since 2009). 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), and a Leverhulme Visiting Post-doctoral Research Fellow at the Centre on Human Rights in Conflict, University of East London (2008). Dr. Draghici holds a PhD degree in International Law and Human Rights from the University of Rome ‘Sapienza’ (awarded in 2007). She specialises in human rights law, with a particular interest in the interpretation and application of the European Convention on Human Rights, and family and child law in England and Wales.

Dr Draghici has authored a monograph on the development of family rights in the case law of the European Court of Human Rights ("The Legitimacy of Family Rights in Strasbourg Case Law: ‘Living Instrument’ or Extinguished Sovereignty?", Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2017), as well as journal articles and book chapters on the right to respect for private and family life, non-discrimination, freedom of expression, the protection of civil liberties in the context of counter-terrorism, and the relationship between international human rights norms and domestic law. Recent titles include: “Adult Children and Elderly Parents in Strasbourg Proceedings: A Misconstrued Approach to ‘Family Life’”, International Journal of Law, Policy and the Family, 1/ 2018, 42-62; “Equal Marriage, Unequal Civil Partnership: A Bizarre Case of Discrimination in Europe”, Child and Family Law Quarterly, 4/2017, 313-334; “The Strasbourg Court between European and Local Consensus: Anti-Democratic or Guardian of Democratic Process?”, Public Law, Jan. 2017, 11-29.

In addition to her academic work and collaboration with the legal profession, Dr Draghici has supported the International Federation of Journalists’ advocacy efforts at UN level for improved international guarantees for media workers by preparing and promoting a Draft UN Convention on the Safety and Independence of Journalists and other Media Professionals.

Qualifications

  1. PhD, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy, 2007

Postgraduate training

  1. Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, City University London, London, United Kingdom

Employment

  1. Reader in Law, City, University of London, Aug 2018 – present
  2. Senior Lecturer in Law, City, University of London, Aug 2012 – Jul 2018
  3. Lecturer in Law, City University of London, Sep 2009 – Jul 2012

Languages

French (can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review), Italian (can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review) and Spanish; Castilian (can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review).

Research

PhD supervision

Carmen welcomes approaches for supervision from prospective PhD students in the areas of international human rights law, public international law and family and child law.

Publications

Book

  1. Draghici, C. (2017). The Legitimacy of Family Rights in Strasbourg Case Law: ‘Living Instrument’ or Extinguished Sovereignty? Oxford: Hart Publishing. ISBN 978-1-5099-0525-6.

Chapters (10)

  1. Draghici, C. (2013). The development of selfcontained regimes as an obstacle to UN global governance. International Law in a Multipolar World (pp. 283–302). ISBN 978-0-203-80312-7.
  2. Draghici, C. (2013). Prohibición de la esclavitud y del trabajo forzoso. In Zanghì, C. (Ed.), Jurisprudencia regional comparada de derechos humanos. El Tribunal europeo y la Corte interamericana (pp. 291–320). Valencia: Tirant Lo Blanch. ISBN 978-84-9033-444-7.
  3. Draghici, C. (2012). Las competencias personales del Estado. Derecho internacional publico Valencia: Huygens. ISBN 978-84-15663-11-9.
  4. Draghici, C. (2011). Adoption and the European Court of Human Rights: from Laissez-faire to Judicial Law-Making. In Panella, L. and Spatafora, E. (Eds.), Scritti in Onore di Claudio Zanghì (pp. 255–282). Milan: Giuffrè Editore. ISBN 978-88-348-2580-8.
  5. Draghici, C. (2011). The Human-Rights Compliance of UK Anti-Terrorism Legislation in the Light of Domestic and International Case Law. In Guarino, G. and D'Anna, I. (Eds.), International Institutions and Cooperation: Terrorism, Migrations, Asylum (pp. 673–714). Naples: Satura Editrice.
  6. Draghici, C. (2010). The Human Costs of the Iraq War and US International Responsibility. In Guarino, G. and D'Anna, I. (Eds.), International conflicts and human rights: Caucasus, Balkans, Middle East and Horn of Africa (Napoli Colloquium, 2-4 July 2009) (pp. 733–773). Naples: Satura Editrice. ISBN 978-88-7607-080-8.
  7. Draghici, C. (2009). L’applicazione della dottrina ‘clean hands’ all’esercizio della protezione diplomatica (The Application of the ‘Clean Hands’ Doctrine to the Exercise of Diplomatic Protection). In Panella, L. (Ed.), La protezione diplomatica: sviluppi e prospettive (Diplomatic Protection: Developments and Prospects) (pp. 151–190). Torino: Giappichelli. ISBN 978-88-348-9745-4.
  8. Draghici, C. (2009). The 'Global War on Terror'. In Sriram, C.L., Martin-Ortega, O. and Herman, J. (Eds.), War, Conflict and Human Rights: Theory and Practice (pp. 138–159). London: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group. ISBN 978-0-415-45206-9.
  9. Draghici, C. (2009). Las competencias personales del Estado. Derecho internacional público (pp. 261–278). Barcelona: Huygens Editorial. ISBN 978-84-15663-11-9.
  10. Draghici, C. (2005). Le principe de non-discrimination dans la nouvelle Charte arabe des droits de l’homme: une réforme inachevée. In Zanghì, C. and Ben Achour, R. (Eds.), La Nouvelle Charte Arabe des droits de l’homme. Dialogue italo-arabe (pp. 449–488). Turin: Giappichelli. ISBN 978-88-348-5764-9.

Internet publications (5)

  1. Draghici, C. (2015). “The European Convention on Human Rights: The right to marry” (Westlaw Insight article). Westlaw UK, Thomson Reuters.
  2. Draghici, C. (2015). “The European Convention on Human Rights: The right to respect for family life” (Westlaw UK Insight article). Westlaw UK.
  3. Draghici, C. (2015). “The European Convention on Human Rights: The right to life” (Westlaw UK Insight article). Westlaw UK.
  4. Draghici, C. (2014). International law is inadequate when it comes to protecting journalists from savagery. The Conversation.
  5. Draghici, C. (2005). Cecenia: La Corte di Strasburgo condanna Mosca per gravi violazioni dei diritti umani (Chechnya: The Strasbourg Court Condemns Moscow for Serious Human Rights Violations). Asssociazione dei Costituzionalisti Italiani, Cronache, “Giurisprudenza comunitaria e CEDU” (“EU and ECHR Case-Law”).

Journal articles (9)

  1. Draghici, C. and Woods, L. (2019). Killing Journalists is Not Media Regulation: Private Rights, Collective Wrongs and the Impact of Impunity. Transnational Law and Contemporary Problems, 28.
  2. Draghici, C. (2018). Adult children and elderly parents in strasbourg proceedings: A misconstrued approach to 'Family Life'. International Journal of Law, Policy and the Family, 32(1), pp. 42–62. doi:10.1093/lawfam/ebx018.
  3. Draghici, C. (2017). Equal Marriage, Unequal Civil Partnership: A Bizarre Case of Discrimination in Europe. Child and Family Law Quarterly, 313.
  4. Draghici, C. (2017). The Strasbourg Court between European and Local Consensus: Anti-Democratic or Guardian of Democratic Process? Public Law pp. 11–29.
  5. Draghici, C. (2015). The Blanket Ban on Assisted Suicide: Between Moral Paternalism and Utilitarian Justice. European Human Rights Law Review, (3), pp. 286–297.
  6. Draghici, C. (2014). The Human Rights Act in the shadow of the European Convention: are copyist's errors allowed? European Human Rights Law Review, 2014(2), pp. 154–169.
  7. Draghici, C. (2009). Terror and Beyond: Moral and Normative Dilemmas. International Studies Review, 11(4), pp. 755–759. doi:10.1111/j.1468-2486.2009.00895.x.
  8. Draghici, C. (2009). International organisations and anti-terrorist sanctions: no accountability for human rights violations? Critical Studies on Terrorism, 2(2), pp. 293–312. doi:10.1080/17539150903021563.
  9. Draghici, C. (2009). Suspected terrorists' rights between the fragmentation and merger of legal orders: reflections in the margin of the Kadi ECJ appeal judgment. Washington University Global Studies Law Review, 8(4), pp. 627–658.

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Reports (2)

  1. Woods, L. and Draghici, C. (2011). Impunity and the Rule of Law: International Legal Instruments Survey..
  2. Draghici, C. (2009). Trading Justice for Security? UN Anti-terrorism, Due Process Rights and the Role of the Judiciary: Lessons for policy makers. University of East London, Centre for Human Rights In Conflict.