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Short Biography Prof.Dr.Dr. Aurelia Colombi Ciacchi

Prof. Dr. Dr. Aurelia Colombi Ciacchi holds the Endowed Chair Law and Governance at Groningen University since October 2010. She is one of the two Academic Directors of the Groningen Centre for Law and Governance, and one of the four Directors of the Netherlands Institute for Law and Governance. She  graduated in Law at the University of Trieste (1994) and Kiel (1997). She received her first PhD (Bergamo, 1998) for a thesis on environmental liability claims by private environmental associations in Germany, Italy and the USA, and her second PhD (Bucerius Law School Hamburg, 2004, summa cum laude) for a thesis on standards of care set by private actors in the German and Italian law of criminal negligence. She was a research fellow at the universities of Kiel and Bremen and a Marie Curie Fellow at the University of Oxford. She taught comparative law and European and international private law at the University of Bremen and the Hanse Law School. She (co-)edited six books in the field of comparative and European private law, of which three were published by Cambridge University Press and one by Oxford University Press. Many of her works deal with the application of human rights and constitutional rights in the adjudication of private litigations.

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