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Melanie Fink

Melanie Fink, PhD candidate in International Law and EU Law at Europa Institute, Leiden Law School and PhD researcher at University of Vienna
Melanie Fink

Melanie Fink is a PhD researcher at Leiden University and the University of Vienna (‘cotutelle de thèse’). Her research examines the legal accountability for human rights violations in the management of external borders in Europe and is funded by the DOC Fellowship of the Austrian Academy of Sciences.
She studied law at the University of Vienna and University College Dublin, acquired an additional diploma in human rights law and received further training in the areas of international law and migration law. From March 2011 to August 2013, she was a Lecturer and PhD Researcher at the Department for European, International and Comparative Law of the University of Vienna and subsequently joined the Europa Institute of Leiden University. From October 2014 to April 2015, Melanie carried out parts of her research on the law of international responsibility at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge.