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Isabella Mancini

Early Stage Researcher

The City Law School, Academic Programmes

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City, University of London
Northampton Square
London
EC1V 0HB
United Kingdom

About

Overview

In October 2017, Isabella joined The City Law School (City, University of London) as a PhD candidate and an Early Stage Researcher within the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (ITN) on EU Trade and Investment Policy (EUTIP), under the supervision of Prof. Elaine Fahey, Prof. Panos Koutrakos and Dr. Tawhida Ahmed.

Isabella is working on a thesis on "The Place of Fundamental Rights in the New Generation of EU ‘Deep’ Trade Agreements with other Developed Economies". The question she is interested is: “In the new generation of EU 'deep' trade agreements with other developed economies, how should we explore and understand the 'deepness' of fundamental rights?" Her research focuses on two sets of fundamental rights - labour and data privacy rights - and on the latest trade initiatives between the EU and other developed economies in North America and Asia: Canada, the US, Singapore and Japan.

Since the beginning of her PhD, Isabella has benefitted from a broad range of training and interdisciplinary methods training. She has attended the Advanced Training Courses organised by the EUTIP network; as well as several lectures and seminars, both within and outside her host institution. As part of her secondments, Isabella spent a research period at the Egmont Institute in Brussels (September 2019) and at the Asser Institute in The Hague (October-December 2019). In May, she will also be a visiting researcher at the Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance (ACELG).

Qualifications

  1. LLM International Trade and Investment Law, Maastricht University, Netherlands
  2. BA European Studies (cum laude), Maastricht University, Netherlands
  3. Erasmus Programme, University of Geneva, Switzerland

Awards

  1. City, University of London (2019) Prize for PhD Research Forum presentation at the City Law School
    More information here: https://www.city.ac.uk/news/2019/may/city-law-school-doctoral-students-excel-in-presentations
  2. European Commission Project Officer and External Expert (2019) Prize for poster presentation at EUTIP Mid-term review
    More information here: http://eutip.eu/eutip-meetings-in-nottingham

Languages

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

Research

1st supervisor

  • Professor Elaine Fahey, Professor of Law, Jean Monnet Chair in Law & Transatlantic Relations

2nd supervisor

  • Dr Tawhida Ahmed, Reader in Law

Publications

Chapters (2)

  1. Mancini, I. (2020). Deepening Trade and Fundamental Rights? Harnessing Data Protection Rights in the Regulatory Cooperation Chapters of EU Trade Agreements. In Weiß, W. and Furculita, C. (Eds.), Global Politics and EU Trade Policy Facing the Challenges to a Multilateral Approach Springer. ISBN 978-3-030-34587-7.
  2. Mancini, I. (2020). 'A Deep Trade Agenda': The convergence of trade and Fundamental Rights. In Fahey, E. (Ed.), Framing Convergence with the Global Legal Order: The EU and the World Oxford: Hart Publishing. ISBN 978-1-5099-3437-9.

Journal articles (2)

  1. Fahey, E. and Mancini, I. (2020). THE EU AS AN INTENTIONAL OR ACCIDENTAL CONVERGENCE ACTOR? LEARNING FROM THE EU-JAPAN DATA ADEQUACY NEGOTIATIONS. International Trade Law and Regulation, 26(2), pp. 99–111.

    [publisher’s website]

  2. Mancini, I. (2019). The Horizontal Effect of Fundamental Rights in the European Union: A Constitutional Analysis. EUROPEAN LAW REVIEW, 44(5), pp. 730–733.

Working papers (3)

  1. Fahey, E., Mancini, I., Harrison, J., Suttle, O., Zelazna, E., Garcia, M. … Shleina, V. (2020). The EU as a Good Global Actor. London, UK: City Law School, City, University of London.
  2. Mancini, I. (2020). Fundamental rights in the institutional architecture of EU trade agreements: a tale of omissions. London, UK: City Law School, City, University of London.
  3. Mancini, I. (2020). Fundamental Rights in the Institutional Architecture of EU Trade Agreements: a Tale of Omissions. EUTIP WP 04/2020

Other

  1. Mancini, I. (2020). Fundamental Rights in the EU’s External Trade Relations: From Promotion ‘Through’ Trade Agreements to Protection ‘in’ Trade Agreements.

    [publisher’s website]

Other Activities

Events/conferences (13)

  1. EUTIP Doctoral Seminar on Methods and Methodology: On EU-Japan relations. City, University of London (2019).
    Paper: The Reach of EU ‘Deep’ Free Trade Agreements to the Rights of the Global Others: the Methodological challenges
    Description: See more here https://eutip.eu/eutip-esrs-participated-in-doctoral-seminar-organised-by-prof-elaine-fahey-at-city-university-of-london/
  2. Joint ESIL-CLEER Conference. Asser Institute (The Hague, The Netherlands) (2019).
    Paper: The EU’s Extraterritorial Protection of Fundamental Rights: from “through trade” to “in trade”
  3. The CETA Implications Conference. Dalhousie University, Halifax (Canada) (2019).
    Paper: Taming Regulatory Cooperation for the protection of Labour Rights: the case of CETA
    Description: Find more information here
  4. TRILATTRADE Conference On UK-EU-Japan relations in Trade, Regulation & IP. (Conference) City, University of London (2019).
    Paper: The EU as a Global Convergence Actor: from Data to Trade
    Co-authors: Elaine Fahey
    Description: Find more information here
  5. 26th International Conference of Europeanists, Council for European Studies. (Conference) Madrid (2019).
    Paper: An exploratory agenda for Fundamental Rights protection in the Regulatory Cooperation chapters of the new generation of EU Trade Agreements
    Description: More information here: http://eutip.eu/eutip-members-participate-at-ces-conference/
  6. EUSA International Biennial Conference. (Conference) Denver (Colorado) (2019).
    Paper: The EU-Japan EPA and SPA: Nudging Global Regulatory Convergence? Regulatory Cooperation and Data Flows
    Co-authors: Prof. Elaine Fahey
    Description: More information here: http://eutip.eu/eutip-researchers-participate-in-the-2019-eusa-international-biennial-conference/
  7. EUSA International Biennial Conference. (Conference) Denver (Colorado) (2019). Invited speaker.
    Paper: The Place of Fundamental Rights in the New Generation of EU Free Trade Agreements with other Developed Economies
  8. Global Politics and EU Free Trade Policy. (Conference) Brussels (2018).
    Paper: Deepening Trade and Fundamental Rights? The interplay between Regulatory Cooperation and Data Protection Rights
    Description: https://more.bham.ac.uk/eutip/3-esrs-and-several-supervisors-participated-in-the-conference-global-politics-and-eu-free-trade-policy/
  9. CLEER 10th Anniversary Conference. (Conference) The Asser Institute, The Hague (2018).
    Paper: The the Reach of Labour and Data Protection Rights in the new generation of EU trade agreements with other developed economies
    Description: https://more.bham.ac.uk/eutip/isabella-mancini-and-melanie-theisinger-participated-in-the-10th-anniversary-cleer-conference/
  10. Modelling Convergence of the EU with the world: taking, receiving and becoming EU law. (Workshop) City, University of London (2018).
    Paper: The Reach of EU Free Trade Agreements to the Rights of the Global Others
    Description: https://more.bham.ac.uk/eutip/four-esrs-and-supervisors-participated-in-the-workshop-modelling-convergence-of-the-eu-with-the-world-taking-receiving-and-becoming-eu-law/
    https://www.city.ac.uk/news/2018/november/city-law-school-academic-hosts-horizon-2020-msc-itn-workshop-modelling-convergence-of-the-eu-with-the-world-taking,-receiving-and-becoming-eu-law
  11. UACES 48th Annual Conference. (Conference) University of Bath (2018).
    Paper: Breadth and Deepness of Fundamental Rights in the New Generation of EU FTAs
    Description: https://more.bham.ac.uk/eutip/four-of-our-esrs-participated-to-uaces-48th-annual-conference/
  12. Transatlantic Perspectives: The Future of European Law and Policy VI. (Conference) University of Birmingham (2018).
    Paper: The Breadth of Fundamental Rights in the New Generation of EU Trade Agreements
    Description: https://more.bham.ac.uk/eutip/institute-of-european-law-conference-transatlantic-perspectives-the-future-of-european-law-and-policy-vi/
  13. European Union International Affairs (EUIA) Conference. (Conference) Brussels (2018).
    Paper: The Role of the European Parliament for the Reach of Deeper Fundamental Rights in EU Free Trade Agreements
    Description: https://more.bham.ac.uk/eutip/the-european-union-in-international-affairs-vi/

Online articles (2)

  1. Renegotiating NAFTA: between free flows of data and data protection & privacy rights. (2018). EUTIP blogpost
  2. “Business and Human Rights” in Trade: EU’s Missed Chance to be a Global Leader? (2019). EUTIP blogpost (co-authored with Aakriti Bhardwaj)