Dr Sofia Galani LLB(Athens), LLM(Bristol), PhD (Bristol)
Sofia is a Lecturer in Law at the University of Bristol and the School’s Mooting Academic Advisor. She previously held the position of Teaching Assistant in Law at the University of Bristol Law School.
Sofia holds an LLB in Law from the National University of Athens and an LLM in Public Law from the University of Bristol Law School (2011). In 2016, Sofia was awared a PhD in Law for the succesful completion of her thesis on ‘Hostages and Human Rights: Towards a Victim-Centred Approach?’. Her doctoral project examined the gaps in the protection of the human rights of hostages by reviewing the existing legal framework and counter-terrorism/piracy policies from a human rights perspective, and analysed how these gaps can be filled in light of recent developments of international human rights law. Her research interests are: modern piracy; maritime security; terrorism studies; and human rights.
Sofia is the Editor of the Case and Commentary section of the European Human Rights Law Review. She was the Deputy Student Director of the Human Rights Law Clinic in 2011-2012 and has provided research assistance in human rights projects of the Human Rights Implementation Centre.
She teaches Law and Policy of the EU I, and General Principles of International Law on the LLB programme. She also leads International Law and Human Rights and Maritime Security on the LLM programme. Sofia has also taught the core modules of Constitutional Rights and Trusts on the LLB programme.