Dr Silvia Gagliardi wins Universitas21 Award



UCD Sutherland School of Law congratulates our colleague, Dr Silvia Gagliardi, who with Dr Ana Valverde Cano from the University of Nottingham, won the 2020 Early Career Researcher Workshop organised by Universitas21.  

The award was for their project: "Understanding the hindering factors for effective prosecution of modern slavery and gender-based hate crimes in Ireland and the UK".

The funds will be used to produce a joint peer-reviewed article in a relevant academic journal and possibly, time and funds permitting, a policy report & briefing for practitioners and law enforcement agencies.

Dr Gagliardi joined the UCD Sutherland School of Law as a Postdoctoral Researcher in September 2020.  She works alongside Professor Eoin Carolan on the European Research Council (ERC) project to pursue a global study to examine the manner in which separation of powers systems are being affected by current social and political trends.

Prior to joining UCD, Dr Gagliardi worked for over ten years for various international organisations and NGOs, including the Organization for Security and Co-operation’s (OSCE) Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (Poland); Trocaire (Ireland); the Regional Office for the Middle East and North Africa of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (Tunisia and Lebanon); three OSCE’s field operations (Kosovo, Bosnia-Herzegovina and North Macedonia); the Human Solidarity Group (Sri Lanka); and Amnesty International (USA). Silvia was a focal point for Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) in different organisations. She also serves as a Gender and SGBV Adviser in both Irish Aid Rapid Response and CANADEM Rosters as well as a Human Rights Officer for UN OHCHR.