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Amy Weatherburn

PhD Researcher , Law

Biography

Biography

Amy holds a LLB (Honours) from Cardiff University in Law and French and an LL.M (with distinction) from University of Nottingham in Human Rights Law. From February 2012, Amy was Research Assistant at the University of Nottingham Human Rights Law Centre (HRLC) where her main role was to conduct human rights research, including desktop and fieldwork research, supervised research and analysis, and contribute to the production of reports and research publications. Her principal research focus was legal and social research related to the situation of fundamental rights in the UK, for the European Union's Agency for Fundamental Rights multidisciplinary research network, FRANET. Amy has been enrolled at VUB since January 2015 as a PhD Candidate conducting research on trafficking in human beings for the purposes labour exploitation, analysing the effectiveness of the implementation of the European legal framework and the handling of labour exploitation in law.

 

From January 2015- April, she provided research assistance on the EU Funded, TRACE Project which aimed to support stakeholders in combating and disrupting human trafficking, a form of modern-day slavery and one of the largest criminal enterprises in the world, by assessing and consolidating information surrounding the perpetrators and the wider trafficking enterprise.

 

Since October 2015, Amy has been providing operational and strategic support for the Brussels Privacy Hub. Her role is to ensure the implementation and realisation of the Hub's projects, including Data Protection in Humanitarian Action in partnership with the International Committee of the Red Cross.

 

Since January 2017, Amy has been coordinating and involved in the research allocated to the DESIrE project that aims to better understand the impact of sex work legislation on the prevalence of trafficking in human beings.

Location

Building B
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Pleinlaan 2
1050 Brussels