Andrea Preziosi

Andrea Preziosi

Birmingham Law School
Doctoral researcher
Teaching Associate in Criminal Law

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  • Master’s Degree in Law (University of Naples “S.O. Benincasa”, Italy)
  • MA in Science of Public Administration with specialization on EU affairs (University of Naples “Federico II”, Italy)
  • LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights (Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, Switzerland)


I am currently the Global Challenges PhD Scholar at the Law School of the University of Birmingham, having been awarded a scholarship from the Global Challenges Research Fund.  

I obtained a Master’s Degree in Law in 2011 and a Master of Arts in Science of Public Administration in 2013, both from the Universities of Naples. I was awarded an LLM from the Geneva Academy in 2014, specialising in International Human Rights Law, International Criminal Law, International Humanitarian Law and International Refugee Law. Upon completion of my studies, I worked with the International Criminal Court (office of Judge Cuno Tarfusser), the Council of the EU (Legal Service, Justice and Home Affairs) and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, as well as with lawyers’ organisations (Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe and International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute).

I also have experience in domestic Criminal Law, as I completed my legal training in a law firm and I worked as judicial clerk at the Tribunal of Naples (criminal division). 

Doctoral research

PhD title
‘Security’ as a Legal Concept: developing a clear conception of  the role and power of rights as ‘brakes’ on security action
Professor Fiona de Londras and Dr Natasa Mavronicola


The project aims at developing a clear legal concept of “security”. Contrarily to other disciplines, that have already conceived a definition of security, law has not. The project will address this lacuna by clarifying in particular the interconnection and interplay between security and fundamental rights. The proposed outcome of the research should be to develop a multi-faceted legal definition of security, drawing upon the role of rights in empowering and restricting the state action to face the current global threats to security and address the insecurity causes of its citizens. 

Other activities

Membership of organisations:

  • Bar of Naples (trainee lawyer)
  • Socio-Legal Studies Association

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