School of Law, Gender and Media

Sara Bertotti

Key information

School of Law, Gender and Media Teaching Fellow Tutor
BA, MA (Bologna) [Laurea, Laurea Magistrale]
Paul Webley Wing (Senate House)
Thesis title
Between Law and Peace: a Critical Study of the Relationship between Peace Agreements, Law and Socio-political Change
Support hours
Fridays 16:00 - 17:00 and by appt for 15PFFH008


Sara Bertotti is a Doctoral Researcher and Teaching Fellow at the SOAS School of Law where her research focuses on law, peace agreements and emancipatory socio-political change.

The objective of Sara’s research is to widen the current understanding of the role of law during the transition from conflict to peace and her work examines international and constitutional law through a range of critical methodologies (including gender, deconstructive and postcolonial perspectives).

Sara is the recipient of an e-FileReady Scholarship and, as part of her research, spent a total of six months in Kathmandu, Nepal, studying the 2006 Comprehensive Peace Agreement.

Sara holds a BA and an MA from the University of Bologna, Italy. After graduating she worked in Ireland in the Human Rights Unit of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Whilst at the Human Rights Unit, Sara provided guidance on human rights and gender issues and was Ireland’s delegate to the UN on three occasions. She also accumulated work experience with Amnesty International Ireland and the Geneva-based human rights NGO, UPR Info.

Research interests

  • Law and peace agreements
  • Feminist approaches to international law
  • Critical legal approaches
  • International human rights law
  • Transitional justice
  • Women, peace and security
  • International humanitarian law
  • UN human rights mechanisms

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