Prof. Dr. Carmen Márquez Carrasco
Since December 2007 Prof. Dr. Carmen Márquez Carrasco is the Chairperson of the Executive Committee of the European Master’s Degree in Human Rights and Democratisation (E.MA) at the European Inter-university Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC), Venice, Italy. She was the Programme Director of the E.MA Programme during the a.y. 2005/2006, where she is also frequent lecturer.
At EIUC, Prof. Márquez Carrasco has developed and spearheaded international initiatives to increase the visibility of democracy (The EIUC Photo Competition Visualising Democracy) in and out the EU partner universities. In February 2007 Prof. Márquez Carrasco was co-director of the first international conference on the new human rights diplomacy. She is also a Professor of International Law and International Relations at the University of Seville. Prof. Márquez Carrasco holds a Ph. D. in Law from the University of Seville. She has also coordinated a Master’s degree on Development and Humanitarian Action at the International University of Andalucia and another Master’s degree on International Criminal Jurisdiction. Prof. Márquez Carrasco has been one of the advisers for human rights issues for the Spanish Commission for the Assistance to Refugees (CEAR). Prof. Márquez Carrasco has also worked as consultant for the Institute of Human Rights of Catalonia. Her academic work has focused on international criminal law and questions related to the maintenance of international peace and security. She is the author of more than forty publications dealing with human rights, peace and security, codification and development of international law and international criminal law.
Dr. Pietro Sullo
E.MA Programme Director
Tel: +39 041 2720937
Dr. Pietro Sullo holds a Ph.D. from the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies in Pisa, Italy, where he has defended a thesis entitled Genocide and Transitional Justice in Rwanda: Gacaca Courts and the Search for Truth, Justice and Reconciliation (currently in the pipeline for publication, Intersentia Publishers). His research areas include international law, international human rights law, international criminal law (with a particular emphasis on genocide) and transitional justice.
Dr. Sullo previously worked at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg, where he joined the Africa Projects in January 2011. At the MPI Heidelberg, he has been member of the overarching ‘Global Knowledge Transfer’ initiative, which, among others, provides legal support to post-conflict societies seeking to establish state structures based on the rule of law and democratic principles. Thus he was involved in the Africa Team’s “Sudan Project”, which provides the Government of Sudan and South Sudan with legal expertise on a wide range of legal issues – such as human rights, constitutional transitions and security sector reforms – and works towards strengthening legal education and training institutions through workshops.
At the Max Planck Institute in Heidelberg he was also in charge of coordinating the International Max Planck Research School on Retaliation, Mediation and Punishment, an interdisciplinary research cluster based on the cooperation of four Max Planck Institutes, namely MPI Halle (Social Anthropology), MPI Frankfurt (Legal History), MPI Heidelberg (International Law) and MPI Freiburg (International and Comparative Criminal Law). Following his graduation in law from the Ateneo Federico II of Naples, he has conducted extensive overseas research activities in Germany, Morocco, South Sudan, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Guatemala, Cambodia and the United States of America. He has also worked as an Adjunct Professor in History of Justice at the Faculty of Law of the Ateneo Federico II in Naples, Italy.
Mr. Alan Desmond
Tel: +39 041 2720918
Alan Desmond is the E.MA Fellow specialising in International Law for the academic year 2013/2014. In this role he liaises with E.MA Professors and students and teaches Rolling Seminars and Legal Support classes.
Alan is currently completing his Ph.D in University College Cork (UCC), Ireland. His doctoral research, funded by the Faculty of Law, UCC and the Irish Research Council, investigates the situations in which irregular migrants in the EU may have a right to a legal status. During the course of his Ph.D Alan has been a Visiting Researcher at Warsaw University, Harvard Law School and UCLA School of Law and undertook an internship with the Brussels-based NGO, PICUM (Platform for International Coooperation on Undocumented Migrants).
His primary research and teaching interests lie in the fields of EU law, international law and the ethics of immigration. Before embarking on his doctoral studies, Alan taught Irish in Poland at the Catholic University of Lublin and Adam Mickiewicz University. He has also written a number of award-winning Irish language books.
Mr. Athanasios Stathopoulos
Tel: +39 041 2720919
Athanasios is currently completing his PhD in the University of St Andrews. His doctoral research investigates the processes of state building in conditions of ‘state failure’ in sub-Saharan Africa and the ways territorial restructuring in weak states can have a positive effect on democratisation and human security.
As part of his thesis, Athanasios has conducted fieldwork research in Somaliland, funded by the Russell Trust Awards.
He has also contributed as a guest lecturer and a tutor in the School of International Relations in the University of St Andrews. His main research interests include state failure, sovereignty and statebuilding.
Ms Lucia Fanicchi
E.MA Executive Officer
Lucia Fanicchi has studied in Venice, Berlin, Trento and Dresden. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Languages and History in 2005 in Venice and her master’s degree in English and German Literature in 2008 in Trento.
In the same graduation session she also obtained her German MA in Germanistik and Anglistik at the Technische Universität Dresden. After her graduation Lucia has lived in South Africa, working for the Italian Institute of Culture at the Italian Embassy in Pretoria. Lucia joined the E.MA Team in October 2011.
Ms Manuela Torri
E.MA Executive Assistant
Manuela Torri is the E.MA Executive Assistant. She has been involved in E.MA activities since 2007, working in particular with the EIUC Financial Department. She previously worked and studied in the UK where she obtained her BA Degree in Arts and Tourism Management, followed by a Master’s Degree in Arts and Heritage management.
Manuela joined the E.MA Executive Team in April 2012. Her tasks are specifically related to supporting E.MA students during the enrollment phase as well as over the entire academic year.