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Emma Luce Scali

PhD Student, Faculty of Social Sciences

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Biography

Emma Luce Scali is a PhD student at the School of Law of the University of Nottingham and research and teaching assistant in International Law at LUISS Guido Carli University in Rome. She holds a BA in Political Science and International Relations from the UniversitĂ  degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza" and a MA in International Relations (110/110 cum laude) from LUISS Guido Carli. Her MA dissertation (Towards the Definition of Binding Obligations for Multinational Enterprises under International Human Rights Law) was awarded with Special Mention. She has extensive experience in human rights research, also as a result of her work as research assistant at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, LUISS Guido Carli (research team on States, Human Rights and Markets in the Global Economy), Amnesty International (International Secretariat, Europe and Central Asia Programme) and the Italian Council for Refugees. In 2010, during a four-month internship, she was assistant of the Special Envoy for the UN Security Council Reform at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Directorate for Multilateral Political Cooperation and Human Rights).

Research Summary

Adopting primarily an interdisciplinary, doctrinal, and comparative approach, Emma Luce's research addresses the relationship between sovereign debt (SD) and human rights (HR), with a special focus… read more

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Current Research

  • Sovereign Debt, Human Rights and Democracy in Europe
  • Corporations and International Law

Adopting primarily an interdisciplinary, doctrinal, and comparative approach, Emma Luce's research addresses the relationship between sovereign debt (SD) and human rights (HR), with a special focus on European countries. It aims at providing, in particular, a comprehensive conceptual framework on SD and its legal regimes, and an analysis and systematization of relevant international human rights norms: What is the impact of SD on HR? Who are the actors involved in the SD market (states, supranational institutions, non-state actors) and what are their respective roles and responsibilities? What are the norms/legal regimes governing SD? Does (or should) international human rights law bind the actors involved, particularly states? Is there any legal 'gap' or reform required?

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