Dr Katarina Schwarz is an Assistant Professor in Antislavery Law and Policy in the School of Law, and Associate Director of the Rights Lab, at the University of Nottingham. Her research explores the intersections between slavery and the law, from the historical to the contemporary. She holds a PhD from the University of Nottingham (considering the case for reparations for transatlantic enslavement in international law), as well as LLB and BA degrees from the University of Otago.
In her role leading the Rights Lab's Law and Policy Programme, Schwarz works at the interface of research and policy to deliver evidence-based guidance for contemporary antislavery action. Her Rights Lab research interrogates the law and policy frameworks operating at the global, regional, and domestic level to determine the elements of effective antislavery governance and map trends, successes, and failures.
Assistant professor, University of Nottingham
Associate director, The Rights Lab, University of Nottingham
Postgraduate teaching assistant, University of Nottingham
Research fellow, University of Nottingham
Research assistant, University of Nottingham
Teaching assistant, University of Nottingham
Teaching assistant, Queen's University Belfast
Teaching assistant, University of Otago
University of Nottingham, PhD (Law)
University of Otago, LLB(Hons) - First Class
University of Otago, BA
Reparations for the Transatlantic Slave Trade and Historical Enslavement: Linking past atrocities with contemporary victim populations, Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights
Reasserting Agency: Procedural Justice, Victim-Centricity and the Right to Remedy for Survivors of Slavery and Related Exploitation, Journal of Modern Slavery