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Marcus Erridge is a PhD Human Rights in Contemporary Societies candidate at the University of Coimbra, Portugal. His research focuses on the human right to sanitation. Having worked in university administration for a number of years, he completed an MA in Understanding and Securing Human Rights at the University of London’s Institute of Commonwealth Studies in 2011. Since then, Marcus has worked for a number of NGOs, most recently as a Data Analyst and a Senior Research Associate in the United States. In his free time, Marcus has worked as a music and film reviewer, and produces an online weekly music radio show.
Saphia Fleury – following 12 years at Amnesty International and several years working as an environmental consultant, Saphia decided to focus on her primary interest: climate change. Joining the University of Hull’s Wilberforce Institute in 2019, her research aims to show the link between the current climate crisis and the exploitation of child migrants. Saphia holds an MA in Understanding and Securing Human Rights from the University of London’s Institute of Commonwealth Studies. In her prior roles she published a number of books and research reports on a range of human rights topics, including international fair trial law, and guidelines for combating torture in detention. For 10 years she also contributed to Amnesty’s annual report on The State of the World’s Human Rights.
Cristiano Gianolla (E.MA 2007-2008) – Cristiano studied Computer Science, Philosophy (BA), Political Philosophy (MA), Human Rights and Democratisation (E.MA), Sociology and Political Science (PhD) in Italy, Germany and Portugal. His main fields of expertise are democratic theories and their intersections with the metaphorical South, interpersonal and intercultural dialogue, cosmopolitanism, post-colonialism and global justice. He worked in the ICT field as well as for NGO, International Institutions and in Academia in various countries. Since 2011 he has dedicated himself to academic research at the Centre for Social Studies of the University of Coimbra, Portugal where he integrated the ALICE Project (ERC). He currently integrates the ECHOES project (Horizon 2020). He authored two books and a number of scientific articles.
Angela Melchiorre (E.MA 1999-2000) – Currently Academic Coordinator of Online Programmes for the Global Campus of Human Rights, Angela brings a wealth of human rights experience across sectors. In her previous academic roles she was Lecturer in Human Rights in International Politics at the University of Padua, Programme Director of the European Master’s Degree in Human Rights and Democratisation in Venice, and Lecturer in Human Rights at the University of London. Between 2010 and 2016 she was instructor for Human Rights Education Associates (HREA) and guest lecturer at the Universities of Deusto-Bilbao, Oslo, Sevilla, Vienna, York. Angela has also experience in NGO work (ActionAid International), diplomacy (Italian Mission to the UN in Geneva and New York; EU Delegation in Geneva) and independent consultancies (UNESCO, UNICEF).
Vito Todeschini (E.MA 2011-2012) – Vito is an Associate Legal Adviser at the Middle East and North Africa Programme of the International Commission of Jurists, based in Tunis. He holds a Ph.D. from Aarhus University, Denmark, where he researched on the obligation to investigate in armed conflict and peace operations, with a special focus on the interaction between international humanitarian law and human rights law. He has been a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Trento, Visiting Researcher at the Swedish Defence University, Stockholm, Visiting Fellow at the Amsterdam Center for International Law, and Lecturer in the master’s course “The Law of Armed Conflict and Military Operations” at Aarhus University. Vito’s interests lie in international humanitarian law, human rights law, and the law on the use of force.
Editor-in-chief: Marcus Erridge