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Staff members with discipline Law, Multidisciplinary Approaches

Academia develops at the interface of different fields. This is one reason why the University of Groningen is home to a wide range of fields, each with a great number of subject specialists. The overview below, which is based on a standard categorization of fields, will help you find the right expert for each field. If you cannot find the expert you are looking for in this list, try searching via a related field or faculty; you may find him or her there.

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S.E. (Saide Esra) Akdogan, LLM
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s.e.akdogan rug.nl
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g.a.albornoz.barra rug.nl
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PhD student
Information Policy

Technology Law

Data Protection Law

Cybercrime

Privacy

Security Sciences

Internet Governance

Privacy, communication technologies and indigenous peoples
prof. dr. J.A. (Joseph / a.k.a. Joe) Cannataci
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j.a.cannataci step-rug.nl
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Chair in European Information Policy & Technology Law
dr. L. (Lea) Diestelmeier, PhD
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l.diestelmeier rug.nl
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Post-doctoral researcher
Policy Analysis and Policy Implementation, International Organizations, Humanitarian Action, Sociology of Human Rights, Administrative Justice, Social Policy, Social Inclusion, Migration and Refugee Law
V.L.B. (Veronika) Flegar, LLM
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v.l.b.flegar rug.nl
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Researcher / PhD Candidate
Alberto Godioli is Senior Lecturer in European Literature and Culture at the University of Groningen, and Programme Director of the Netherlands Research School for Literary Studies (OSL). He obtained his PhD in 2012 from the Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa; from 2013 to 2015 he was a Newton International Fellow at the University of Edinburgh.

His research mostly focuses on humor and satire across media, with particular but not exclusive attention to literature. He has authored the monographs Laughter from Realism to Modernism (Oxford: Legenda, 2015) and La scemenza del mondo (Pisa: ETS, 2011, Edinburgh Gadda First Prize), as well as several articles and book chapters on theories and practices of humor from the 18th century to the present.

He is currently developing a project on 
legal controversies regarding humor and freedom of expression, and he is the organizer of the summer school ‘Humor and Satire in Contemporary Europe: Cultural, Political, and Legal Perspectives’ (two editions, July 2018 and 2019). Since January 2020, he is the Principal Investigator of the NETIAS Constructive Advanced Thinking project 'Cartoons in Court: Towards a Forensic Analysis of Visual Humor' (main host: Institute for Advanced Study CEU Budapest, 2020-2023). His research areas also include international Modernism, Law and Literature, Posthumanism, Narrative Theory and Cognitive Studies.
A. (Alberto) Godioli, PhD
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a.godioli rug.nl
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Senior Lecturer (UD1)
My academic work and passion are dedicated to the overarching theme ‘Human Dignity in the Digital Age’. With my background in law and philosophy I work in the department of Governance and Innovation at Campus Fryslân. My expertise relates to:

- Human Rights in the Digital Age.
- Privacy and Data Protection.
- Digital Identity.
- Digital Technologies for Governance purposes (incl. ‘Blockchain’).
- Security and Surveillance in context of the rule of law.
- Personal Data and Time (‘right to be forgotten’).
- Internet Governance.
dr. O.J. (Oskar Josef) Gstrein
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o.j.gstrein rug.nl
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Assistant Professor
Research: Artificial intelligence, business and human rights; International human rights law; Law and governance; Horizontal effect of international human rights law; (Multi-level) Governance approach to international human rights. 

Teaching: Public international law; International human rights law; Legal English
dr. C.L. (Lottie) Lane
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c.l.lane rug.nl
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Assistant Professor of Public International Law; Postdoctoral Researcher EU non-discrimination law
Islam and Islamic law in China; Muslim minorities in China; legal development in contemporary Chinese society
G. Li, LLM
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gang.li rug.nl
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Project management
N. (Nati) Mansilla Ovejero, LLM
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n.mansilla.ovejero rug.nl
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EU Projects Manager
In a warming world marred by several intersectional problems, Dr. Manuvie research at the margins of social, political and geographical vulnerabilities. 
Her current research focuses on two aspects: (a) Construction of legal citizenships in South Asia and (b) use of hateful narrative in creation of identity and belonging. 
R. (Ritumbra) Manuvie, PhD LLM
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r.manuvie rug.nl
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Lecturer
prof. dr. G.P. (Jeanne) Mifsud Bonnici
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g.p.mifsud.bonnici step-rug.nl
+31 50 36 37700
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Professor in European Technology Law and Human Rights
IT law, privacy and data protection, cybersecurity, international law, European law, human rights law, humanitarian law, State responsibility, private military and security companies
dr. E.V. (Evgeni) Moyakine, LLM
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e.v.moyakine step-rug.nl
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Assistant Professor
M.T. (Margarita) Nieves Zárate
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m.t.nieves.zarate rug.nl
+31 50 036 3457 3
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PhD student
My research interest lies in the area of the legal and sociological questions surrounding digitalization in the public sector.
mr. dr. M.H. (Mathieu) Paapst
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m.h.paapst rug.nl
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Assistant professor

Dr Mando Rahcovitsa holds an Assistant Professorship in International Law at the University of Groningen since August 2016. She read for her PhD at the School of Law, University of Nottingham (UK) on the topic of fragmentation of international law. Upon completion of her PhD thesis, she took up an Assistant Professorship in International Law at Qatar University where she taught international law and human rights (2013-2016).   

She was the Lecturer of the Year (Faculty of Law, University of Groningen, 2017) making her the first woman, international member of staff and non-Dutch speaker to get this award in the Faculty of Law. She was a visiting scholar at Melbourne Law School, Institute for International Law and the Humanities (July 2019). She is a barrister and solicitor (Greece, 2006 - present) (currently non-practicing). Dr Rachovitsa has advised the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, and the Ministry of Interior of Qatar on Internet regulation and policy. She has given expert feedback to the UN Special Rapporteur on Privacy regarding the draft legal instrument on government surveillance and privacy and provided written comments. She is a participant to the Research Group on Human Rights Protocols Considerations (Internet Research Task Force) drafting human rights related guidelines to be considered by the engineering community when creating and updating Internet standards.

Overview of Research

Her research interests lie in the area of public international law and international human rights law. Her research straddles on two main areas. In the first strand of research she explores judicial dispute settlement, including interpretational and jurisdictional issues across international courts and the expertise of judges. The second strand of research addresses the relevance of international law and human rights to Internet regulation. She writes on international transfers of data, and how public interest considerations may inform law-making and the institutional design of Internet global governance bodies.  At the moment she is working on the research project “Making the hidden visible: Co-designing for public values in standards-making and governance” funded by the Dutch Research Council (NWO) (March 2020 - March 2024). For more details please see Projects on this webpage.
A. (Mando) Rachovitsa, PhD
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a.rachovitsa rug.nl
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International Health Law, Disability Law, Mental Health & Human Rights Law
N.S. (Natalie) Schuck, LLM
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n.s.schuck rug.nl
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PhD student
I. (Iris) Staalman, LLM
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i.staalman rug.nl
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Junior researcher SMiLES
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