Hana ŠpánikováAdvisor

Areas of expertise
  • EU law and policy
  • Human rights
  • Dispute resolution
  • Project management
  • Legal analysis
  • Master’s degree in Law and Legal Science, Faculty of Law, Masaryk University, Brno (CZ)
  • International Law and Business programme, Oriel College, University of Oxford (UK)
  • Czech, Slovakian, English, Spanish, Dutch

Hana is a Czech national, working at Milieu since September 2015. She holds a Master’s degree in Law and Legal Science from Masaryk University in Brno (Czech Republic). In 2012-2013, she undertook international law programmes in Oxford and Madrid. Prior to joining Milieu, Hana undertook an internship at the Association for International Arbitration in Brussels where she conducted research on mediation. In 2012-2013, she was a legal trainee at the Rule of Law Institute in Lublin and at the Public Defender of Rights in Brno.

Her main areas of expertise include EU Law and policy, Human Rights, Dispute Resolution, Immigration and Violence Against Women.

At Milieu, Hana is mainly involved in projects related to Justice & Fundamental Rights. She has carried out research for the study for the European Parliament ‘An EU Mechanism on democracy, the rule of law and fundamental rights’. As a national expert, she also drafted country factsheets and case studies on ‘Forced marriages from a gender perspective’ as well as media reviews on antidiscrimination in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Additionally she carried out stakeholder consultations for the study ‘The legal and political context for setting up a European Identity Document’ (60 interviews). She was also a researcher in the project ‘Cyberbullying among young people’.

Currently, Hana is involved in an EIGE study on ‘Terminology and indicators for data collection on rape, femicide and intimate partner violence’. For this complex project, she has carried out legal research and organised a consultation meeting for 40 participants from 20 Member States and an online discussion for 60 participants.