Dr Natasa Mavronicola

Dr Natasa Mavronicola

Birmingham Law School
Reader in Law
Deputy Director of Research

Contact details

Address
Birmingham Law School
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

Dr Mavronicola researches and teaches on human rights, public law, and legal theory, as well as on the interplay between counter-terrorism and human rights and on key intersections between human rights and criminal justice. She has published on these topics in a number of journals, including the Human Rights Law Review and the Modern Law Review, and edited collections.

Between March 2017 and July 2019, Dr Mavronicola served as Special Advisor to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture, Professor Nils Melzer. In this period she worked on a number of thematic reports submitted by the Rapporteur to the United Nations General Assembly or Human Rights Council (such as report A/72/178on the extra-custodial use of force; report A/HRC/40/59 on the relationship between torture and corruption; and report A/74/148 on domestic violence). Dr Mavronicola has also provided expert input to the Council of Europe on policing and ill-treatment, and on counter-terrorism and human rights, and has given evidence to the Oireachtas. Her work has been cited in a Separate Opinion in the European Court of Human Rights’ Grand Chamber judgment in Svinarenko and Slyadnev v Russia

Qualifications

  • LLB (Hons), University College London (2007)
  • Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL), University of Oxford (2008)
  • Linklaters Legal Practice Course (LPC), College of Law (2009)
  • Cyprus Bar (2010)
  • PhD in Law, University of Cambridge (2014)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education Teaching (PGCHET), Queen’s University Belfast (2015)

Teaching

  • Human Rights and Criminal Justice (LLB) – Module Leader
  • Human Rights and Criminal Justice (LLM) – Module Leader
  • International Human Rights Law (LLB)
  • International Human Rights Law (LLM) – Module Leader

Postgraduate supervision


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Other activities

Dr Mavronicola is a member of KRW-Law LLP’s Academic Panel and Editor of the Cyprus Human Rights Law Review.

Expertise

  • the prohibition of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment in particular

Expertise

Natasa has expertise in human rights law, with particular focus on the prohibition of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment and the right to life. She has conducted extensive law and policy work for international and regional human rights bodies. She served as Special Advisor to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, advising him on several thematic reports submitted to the United Nations General Assembly and Human Rights Council, between March 2017 and July 2019 (for example, A/72/178). She has provided consultancy services to the Council of Europe on the intersection between counter-terrorism and human rights, and on policing and the prohibition of ill-treatment (see, for example, CPT (2019) 01-RT).