Daria Davitti is Assistant Professor at the University of Nottingham, where she also heads the Forced Migration Unit of the Human Rights Law Centre. She is also a research fellow of Lund University, Faculty of Law (Sweden), where she is developing her research project, Liquid Borders. The project examines EU migration policies to interrogate how they contribute to the ‘liquidity’ of the EU border, for instance through externalization, privatization, cooperation with third countries, and development aid. More broadly, her work is concerned with the implementation of international law in complex contexts, such as situations of armed conflict, migration and humanitarian contexts.
Her monograph Investment and Human Rights in Armed Conflict (Hart, 2019) analyses the intersection between international investment law and economic, social and cultural rights from the perspective of business and human rights, as applied to situations of armed conflict. She has published in leading academic journals, including the European Journal of International Law and the Human Rights Law Review, and her work has informed the work of UN Special Procedures.
Before joining academia, Daria worked as a human rights field officer with the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), and with various international non-governmental organizations. In autumn 2019 she will be a Kathleen Fitzpatrick Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow at the Laureate Program in International Law, Melbourne Law School, led by Professor Anne Orford.