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Dr Ana Beduschi

Senior Lecturer


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Dr. Ana Beduschi is a Senior Lecturer in Law.

She was a visiting researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg, Germany (2017). She is also a Barrister (Attorney-at-Law) in São Paulo, Brazil (since 2001). 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 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 and teaching focus on international human rights law, technology, artificial intelligence (AI) and Big Data, and international migration and refugee law. Her publications cover several areas of international human rights law, technology and migration. Recently, she has published on the implications of Big Data for international migration and human rights law, the impact of digital identity and blockchain on human rights protection, vulnerability and the protection of vulnerable migrant children’s rights by international human rights courts.

She recently led the following ESRC IAA -funded projects:

(1) Building digital identities relating to the use of digital attributes and big data for digital identification and the implications this has for the protection of privacy, data protection, non-discrimination and due process.

(2) Protection of migrant children's rights in the context of the ongoing migration crisis. This project provided 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.

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
  • American Society of International Law 
  • Society of Legal Scholars

Publications available for download here:

SSRN page

Research interests

  • International Human Rights Law
  • Technology and Human Rights Law
  • Privacy, Free Speech, and Data Protection in the Digital World
  • Protection of migrant children's rights
  • International Refugee Law
  • International Migration Law
  • European Human Rights system
  • Inter-American Human Rights system
  • European Union Law - Common Migration Policy; Common European Asylum System; Fundamental Rights
  • GDPR

Research supervision

Research supervision topics and areas:

  • Technology, Big Data and Artificial Intelligence and their implications for the protection of human rights
  • Human rights of immigrants, asylum seekers and refugees
  • Protection of migrant children's rights