Dr Carmen Draghici is a Senior Lecturer in Law, and the Deputy Director and Admissions Tutor of City Law School's LLB programme. She joined City in 2009, after a one-year Leverhulme Visiting Post-doctoral Research Fellowship at the Centre on Human Rights in Conflict (University of East London) in 2008. In 2007 she was awarded a PhD degree by the University of Rome La Sapienza for a thesis on the international and regional protection of family rights. At City Carmen teaches Family and Child Law and Human Rights Law at undergraduate/ graduate entry level, European Union Law tutorials on the Graduate Diploma in Law, and International Dispute Settlement on the LLM in Public International Law. She also acts as Visiting Professor in Public International Law at the Open University of Catalonia (Barcelona, Spain).
Carmen's main research interests concern the practice of the European Court of Human Rights, domestic, EU and UN counter-terrorism regimes, and the responsibility of States and international organisations for breaches of human rights and humanitarian law. She has authored several scholarly articles and chapters published in UK, US and European journals and edited collections. Her current projects include developments in the international guarantees for the protection of the family life of cohabitees, same-sex couples and transgender persons, on which she has recently carried out work as a Visiting Research Scholar at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University (Boston, US). Carmen joined the Centre for Family and Child Law Reform in January 2010; her main contribution to drafting responses to consultations regarded the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme.