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Dr Sofia Galani

Dr Sofia Galani

Dr Sofia Galani
LLB(Athens), LLM(Bristol), PhD (Bristol)

Lecturer in Law

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Lecturer in Law

Office 3.53
Wills Memorial Building,
Queens Road, Clifton BS8 1RJ
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Sofia is a Lecturer in Law at the University of Bristol. She previously held the position of Teaching Assistant in Law at the University of Bristol Law School. In 2017, she became a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Her research interests lie in maritime security; the law of the sea; terrorism studies; and human rights. She is the co-editor (with Professor Sir Malcolm Evans) of Maritime Security and the Law of the Sea: Help or Hindrance? (EE, 2020). Her first monograph entitled Hostages and Human Rights: Towards a Victim-Centred Approach? is due to be published by Cambridge University Press.

Sofia was one of the principal contributors to the UNODC Maritime Crime: A Manual for Criminal Justice Practitioners (2nd ed, 2019) and has led sessions at the UNODC: Maritime Law Expert Conferences. She is the Editor of the Case and Commentary section of the European Human Rights Law Review. She also sits at the Non-Executive Board of Advisors of Human Rights at Sea, and oversees student-led projects on human rights violations and abuses at sea ran in support of the charity's research programme, as part of the research activities of the Human Rights Implementation Centre. In 2019, she was a Research Fellow at the Minerva Center for the Rule of Law under Extreme Conditions, Faculty of Law and Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, University of Haifa and a Visiting Researcher at the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS), Tel Aviv University conducting research on Israeli counter-terrorism policies. 

She has designed and developed the LLM unit on Maritime Security on the LLM programme. She teaches Law and Policy of the EU I on the LLB programme and International Law and Human Rights on the LLM programme. Sofia has also taught and General Principles of International Law, Constitutional Rights and Trusts on the LLB programme. 




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