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Dr Ana Beduschi

Senior Lecturer

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Dr. Ana Beduschi is a Senior Lecturer in Law.

Prior to that, she was a Lecturer in Law at the University of Exeter, United Kingdom (2012-2016), and a Lecturer in Law and a Research Fellow at the University of Montpellier 1, France (2005-2011).

She is also a Barrister (Attorney-at-Law) in São Paulo, Brazil (since 2001).

She holds a PhD in Law (2011) from the University of Montpellier 1, France. She also received a LL.B degree in Law (in 2003), a LL.M degree in International and European Law (Maîtrise in 2004), and a LL.M. degree in European Human Rights Law (Master 2 in 2005) from the University of Montpellier 1, France. She also holds a LL.B degree in Law from the UNESP (University of the State of Sao Paulo, Brazil) obtained in 2000. 

Her research focuses on the protection of migrants’ human rights. She is author of a range of articles, book chapters, book, reports and her work has appeared in leading peer reviewed journals including International Journal of Refugee LawEuropean Journal of Migration and Law and Refugee Survey Quarterly.  Her publications cover several areas of international migration, including migrants’ social rights, undocumented migrants’ rights and immigration detention.

Currently, she is carrying out research on the protection of migrant children's rights in the context of the ongoing migration crisis. This is part of her project on the protection of migrant children’s rights, funded by the ESRC (IAA). This project provides training and capacity building to frontline workers in Greece and in the UK, and also includes a toolkit to help social workers and immigration officials understand the law and assess how vulnerable the child migrants are.

Another aspect of her research relates to the use of digital attributes and big data for management of migration crisis and how this impacts the protection of migrants’ rights. This research arises from her project on building digital identities, which is funded by the ESRC (IAA).

Dr Ana Beduschi is a member of a number of professional bodies and scientific societies: 

  • Barrister - Bar Association, São Paulo, Brazil, inscription n° 186032 (since May 2001)
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK)
  • European Society of International Law – Interest Group on Migration and Refugee Law
  • Migration Law Network
  • Society of Legal Scholars
  • External expert for the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) and for the European Commission- Asylum Migration and Integration Fund.  

Publications available for download here: http://www.anabeduschi.org 

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Research interests

  • Human Rights of immigrants, asylum seekers and refugees
  • Protection of migrant children's rights
  • Use of digital technologies and big data for migration management and implications for the protection of migrants' rights
  • International Refugee Law
  • International Migration Law
  • International Human Rights law
  • European Human Rights system
  • Inter-American Human Rights system
  • European Union Law - Common Migration Policy; Common European Asylum System; Fundamental Rights.

Research supervision

Research supervision topics and areas:

  • Human Rights of immigrants, asylum seekers and refugees
  • Protection of migrant children's rights
  • Use of digital technologies and big data for migration management and implications for the protection of migrants' rights