On 6 April 2017, Dr Natasa Mavronicola presented her work on torture and counter-terrorism at the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission’s Human Rights and Criminal Justice seminar, alongside Dr Sarah Lamble of Birkbeck, University of London.
This ‘Spotlight on Alumni’ series event was held at the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission’s offices in London and is organised in the hope of inspiring scholars undertaking their Masters and PhDs through meetings and discussions with alumni in similar fields.
Dr Natasa Mavronicola, a 2010 Commonwealth Scholar from Cyprus, is a Senior Lecturer at Birmingham Law School. She researches and teaches on human rights, particularly on the interplay between counter-terrorism and human rights and on key intersections between human rights and criminal justice. In 2016, Dr Mavronicola provided expert input to the Commissioner for Human Rights at the Council of Europe and the European Network of National Human Rights Institutes on the role of human rights institutes in protecting human rights in the context of counter-terrorism.