School of Law, Gender and Media & Centre for Human Rights Law

Dr Clara Della Croce

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School of Law, Gender and Media Senior Lecturer in Law School of Law, Gender and Media UG & PG Careers Lead School of Law, Gender and Media Foundation Year Tutor School of Law, Gender and Media Clinical Legal Education Lead/Pro-bono Coordinator Centre for Human Rights Law Member Centre for Migration and Diaspora Studies Member
LLB (Brazil) LLM (Hull) PhD. (Southampton) GDL (Oxford)
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+44 (0)20 7898 4661
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Tuesdays 14:30 – 15:30 by appointment link in Bio
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Dr. Clara Della Croce’s areas of expertise are international migration law, refugee and immigration law, human rights law, European law and development law.

She holds an LLB from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (Brazil), an LLM from the University of Hull, a PhD from the University of Southampton and a Graduate Diploma in Law from Oxford Brookes University. Clara joined SOAS after working for the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the Organization of American States (OAS) dealing with legal technical assistance on trade in services within the framework of the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS). She also spent time at the European Commission in Brussels working on aspects of EU external relations and previously worked in Brazil and the UK as a commercial and shipping lawyer.

For more than a decade Clara has also worked at an Oxford-based charity supporting migrants, refugees and foreign national prisoners. Clara’s current work focuses on the intersection between theoretical and practical issues relating to asylum, immigration, and human rights. She is a Knowledge Exchange Fellow at the School of Law at Oxford Brookes University. 

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PhD Supervision

Name Title
KMS Tareq Efficacy of Legal Mechanisms to Recognise the Rights of Climate Change Displaced Persons (CCDPs): A Case Study in Bangladesh

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