It is our great pleasure to welcome our new IntLawGrrls contributor Daniela Alaattinoğlu!
Daniela Alaattinoğlu (née Åkers) is a PhD Candidate at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence, Italy. Her PhD project, financed by the Academy of Finland, explores involuntary sterilization and castration as a question of human rights and state responsibility, focusing on international rights development and on international-national rights dialogues in three case studies: Sweden, Norway and Finland. Since 2015, Daniela is one of the coordinators of the EUI Fundamental Rights Working Group.
Before starting her doctorate, Daniela worked as a legal researcher for the human rights NGO TOHAV in Istanbul, as a research assistant at the University of Helsinki, and as a lecturer in criminal law the Police College of Finland. Daniela holds an LLB and LLM from the University of Helsinki, an LLM from the EUI, and she has also studied courses at Istanbul Bilgi University.
Daniela’s research interests and earlier publications cover the topics of human rights, law and gender, gender violence, femicide, law and culture, socio-legal studies, international law, criminal law and comparative law.