IRC scholarship announcement

Oct 02 2020 Posted: 14:25 IST

The Irish Centre for Human Rights is pleased to announce that Beatrice Canossi and ​Judit Villena Rodó have been awarded IRC Government of Ireland PhD scholarship

"Beatrice holds a Master’s Degree in Law from the University of Milano Bicocca (2016) and she is a graduate from the ICHR LL.M programme in International Criminal Law (First Class, 2019).  Beatrice has significant legal practice experience and passed the Italian State Bar Exam in 2019. Her PhD research project is focused on the transitional justice framework defined by the peace agreement concluded between the Colombian Government and the FARC-EP in 2016. Her work looks at the fundamental premises of truth-seeking mechanisms and prosecutions as applied in the context of the Colombian Integrated System of Truth Justice Reparation and Non-Repetition.  The aim of Beatrice's project is to highlight key themes and challenges of the collaboration between judicial and extra-judicial components of the integrated system assessing also their short-term outcomes. Beatrice is supervised by Dr. Anita Ferrara who has a longstanding scholarship within the field of transitional justice and extensive experience within the Latin America region. 

Judit holds a Bachelor of Laws with Honours from the University of Stirling (First Class, 2017), and is a graduate of the Irish Centre for Human Rights LL.M. in International Human Rights Law (First Class, 2019). Judit’s PhD research examines the concept coercive control as a gendered phenomenon, and its conceptualization in international human rights law, with emphasis on the Istanbul Convention’s monitoring and implementation of article 33 on psychological violence. More particularly, her project focuses on migrant women’s ability to seek remedies from the state for coercive control in Ireland and Spain. Her research aims to evaluate the significance of migration status to the concept of coercive control and its implementation; to explore structural factors shaping migrant women’s effective access to remedies and their position as right-claimants; as well as to critically evaluate the limits of possibilities of law in combating all aspects of intimate partner violence. She is supervised by Professor Siobhán Mullally. "