Prof. Dr. Benoît-Rohmer took up the function as EIUC Secretary General on 1 January 2009.
Born in Strasbourg, Florence Benoît-Rohmer holds a PhD in Public Law.
President of the Université Robert Schuman (URS), Strasbourg, from 2003 to 2008, Florence Benoît-Rohmer is Professor at the Law Faculty in Strasbourg. She is Director of the Master programme in Human Rights at the University of Strasbourg and has served as Vice-President of EIUC from 2002 till 2008 and as French national director of the European Master's Degree in Human Rights and Democratisation (E.MA) since its inception in 1997.
Prof. Benoît-Rohmer is acting as human rights expert for the Council of Europe, was member of the European Network of Independent Experts on Fundamental Rights set up by the European Commission, and is currently the President of the Scientific Committee of the Fundamental Rights Agency of the EU. She is also member of the scientific committees of several international journals specialised in human rights, and in particular minority rights.
Prof. Benoît-Rohmer’s research interests range from the study of Fundamental Rights in the EU, the Council of Europe, the European Convention on Human Rights and other conventions, and Constitutional Law including national minority rights.
Cluster Responsible: Business and Human Rights
A member of the EIUC Board since the EIUC foundation in 2002 (until 2008), Prof. Marrella has lectured for ten years in the E.MA Programme in the section "Economic globalisation and human rights" developing the section on Business and Human Rights. Then, from 2008 until July 2011, he has served as E.MA Programme Director being also the cluster responsible of the section Business and Human Rights of the EIUC Venice School on Human Rights.
He is general editor of the EIUC series on Human Rights and Democratisation by Cambridge University Press and has participated in international symposia or given invited lectures at a range of Universities and professional organizations in the five continents. As a professor of International Law at the University "Cà Foscari" of Venice (Italy), he has written extensively on, taught and practiced International Law, International Investment Law and International & European Business Law.
Prof. Marrella speaks fluently four languages (English, French, Spanish and Italian) and holds the highest doctorates with top grades from the University of Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne and the University of Bologna, as well as the Diploma from The Hague Academy of International Law.
Paolo De Stefani
Cluster Responsible: People on the Move and their Human Rights: The Internationalization of Migration Law and The Role of The EU
Paolo De Stefani is researcher and aggregate professor on international law at the School of Econmics and of Political Science, University of Padova.
LLM, Padova University. Specialised diploma (PhD level) on Human rights protection, Padua University.
“National director” for Italy of the European Master’s Degree in Human Rights and Democratisation (Venice).
Teacher at the Master on intenational cooperation, ISPI, Milan, and at the Theological Faculty of Noth-West Italy, MA in Religious sciences, Padua.
Member of the Padua University's Human Rights Centre.
Member of the editorial board of the Italian yearbook of human rights.
Consultant and adviser for ombudsman structures and children rights commissioners in the Region of Veneto.
Member of the Scientific Committee of the E. Zancan Foundation on social research in Padua.
Cluster Responsible: Freedom of Expression and Assembly Online
Head of Institute of International Law and International Relations and Director of the European Training and Research Centre for Human Rights and Democracy of the University of Graz
His main research interests are in the fields of human rights, human security and the regulation of the internet as well as international economic law where he has a focus on the WTO and Global Governance. He also has a specific interest in South-Eastern Europe and Africa. He has been involved in several research projects funded by national and European research foundations. He is the executive editor of the European Yearbook on Human Rights.
Prof. Benedek is teaching at all levels in international law and human rights law, international economic and development law, human rights in the Balkans, human security and the governance of the information society.
Radu Mares has Doctor of Law (2006) and Associate Professor (Reader/Docent) (2012) degrees from the Faculty of Law, Lund University, Sweden, and is senior researcher at Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights, specialised in the area of business and human rights. His preferred approach is to deliberately keep in the picture both governmental and private actors, and both law and corporate voluntarism, so their interaction can be studied, synergies can be captured, and their effectiveness be enhanced. His work focuses on ways to strengthen the protection of human rights and good governance in the Global South. Mares has written on the corporate responsibility to respect human rights in the context of the UN Guiding Principles, on the relation between law and self-regulation, on CSR in the mining industry and supply chain contexts.