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Thea Coventry

Ms, T.A.C. Coventry LL.M., PhD Candidate in International Public Law at Institute of Public Law
Thea Coventry

Thea Coventry is a PhD Candidate at the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies. Her thesis assesses the effectiveness of the Migrant Smuggling Protocol against the background of the Mediterranean refugee crisis. Thea is an admitted lawyer, having completed her law degree at the Australian National University, and her masters in Globalisation and Laws (cum laude) at Maastricht University. Following her studies she worked as a legal associate at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal in Sydney, and as a research assistant at the Institute for the International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict in Bochum, Germany.

Key publications

  • Pretrial detention: Assessing European Union Competence under Article 82(2) TFEU, New Journal of European Criminal Law 8(1): 43-63. (2017) Coventry T.A.C.
  • Prevent, Suppress and Punish: A brief analysis of the Palermo Protocol Definition of Trafficking in Persons, Journal of International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict 29(1): 22-28. (2016) Coventry T.A.C.
  • Complementary Protection: the role of courts in expanding protection to ‘environmental refugees' in domestic asylum regimes. In: Rosenow-Williams K., Gemenne F. (Eds.) Organizational Perspectives on Environmental Migration. Routledge studies in development, mobilities and migration London: Routledge. 75-89. (2016) Coventry T.A.C.