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His current research focuses on the role of international law and its institutions in the transition towards a sustainable energy future.

Policy.  Her ongoing research addresses the need to re-evaluate the current incentives to prompt pharmaceutical innovation while at the same time regulating new health technologies.

In her current position at the Faculty of Law – University of Turku, she collaborates with the Academy of Finland funded project Constitutional Hedges of Intellectual Property (CONST-IP), where she has focused on the intersection and overlap of patents and other regulatory incentives hedging intellectual property rights.

Additionally,her publications and research interests include human rights, corporate social responsibility, comparative international intellectual property rights, international trade and international transactions.

During his doctoral research, Francesco evaluated the applicability of the natural monopoly framework to digital platform markets on the basis of three case studies: horizontal search engines, ride-hailing platforms, and e-commerce marketplaces.

Prior to pursuing graduate studies, Paula began her legal career with one of the leading global law firms, later shifting to policy research with one of Spain’s leading economic policy think tanks.

Holding master degrees in law, economics and business and a PhD in international tax law, he joined University of Luxembourg as associate professor in 2013 following full-time academic positions in Austria at JKU Linz and at the London School of Economics and Political Sciences, and was appointed to the Chair in 2015.

At NYU, where he is affiliated with the Graduate Tax Program, Werner will undertake research into the meaning of the concept of value creation and its relationship to allocation of taxing rights between countries, in particular in a context of increasingly digitalized economic activity.

This research project, which is carried out in collaboration with the European Association of Tax Law Professors, is closely linked to ongoing efforts to overhaul the international tax system currently under way at the G20 and the OECD.

For her PhD thesis, she worked on a history of the concept of customary international law in the natural law and ius gentium tradition from Francisco de Vitoria to Emer de Vattel.

Its seeks to provide an asnwer to the question of when and how the concept of customary international law originated in European debates on natural law and law of nations, by arguing that this tradition provides us with a solid conceptual framework to contextualize and understand the “problematic” of custom”, i.e.

Natural law, in fact, provides jurists with an imaginary reserve of argumentations and narratives, through which jurists “invent” customary rules applicable to their present situation.

They become the fabric itself of CIL, the normative validity of which lies in the fact that it enshrines cultural values recognized by the community of European states.

Her research interests include international legal thought, history of political thought, history and reception of natural law theories, law and literature, food ethics, and animal rights.

In 2012 she was awarded the Alberico Gentili Prize for her Italian translation of and introduction to Alberico Gentili’s Lectionis Virgilianae Variae Liber ad Robertum filium, a less-known commentary of Vergil’s Eclogues published by the famous jurist in 1603.

Beside IP law, Lillà is currently interested in the legal issues that surround the digital emerging technologies, in particular autonomous systems and decision-making.

Specifically, her research at NYU will focus on the effectiveness of EU and US liability regimes in addressing damages generated in the context of the use of emerging digital technologies and how liability should be allocated to foster their development and adoption in different sectors without harming fundamental rights.

His research also concerns the regulation of business in the broader context of sustainability and social entrepreneurship, in particular with respect to corporate disclosure and the labelling of financial products.

His primary academic interest is in the interdisciplinary research between tax law and other business law fields including corporate law, bankruptcy law, and intellectual property law.

Her research interests lie in the extraterritorial application of human rights, human rights litigation in global governance, critical constitutionalism, and human rights protection in the context of devolution in the UK.

Dr Rooney facilitates student projects with human rights organisations in the Human Rights Implementation Centre at Bristol Law School and has actively engaged with UK parliamentary committees on issues relating to UK military operations abroad and abortion reform in Northern Ireland.

Legitimacy concerns regarding the expansion of extraterritoriality are challenged by acknowledging the significant democratic function of human rights adjudication for extraterritorial applicants.

Human rights adjudication enables extraterritorial victims to participate in the law-making process, facilitates potential disempowerment and helps identify political and legal relationships that necessitate processes of good governance.

Challenges and limitations arising from the extraterritorial application of human rights are investigated through applying the unique normative frame to three case studies: corporate environmental harm, the Mexico City Policy (the Global Gag Rule) and targeted killing.

Tleuzhan’s main research interests lie in the field of public international law, in particular, international institutional law, international legal theory and international human rights law.

Her doctoral dissertation addresses individual responsibility of states for their voting behavior and other instances of participation in the decision-making process in international organizations.

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