Areas of expertise
- Justice and Fundamental rights
- Environmental law
- European law and Institutions
- Legal research and analysis
- International law
- 5 year’s Master Degree in law, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
- LLM, International Legal Studies, Newcastle University, United Kingdom
- PhD, Human Rights and Environmental Protection, Newcastle University, United Kingdom
- Italian, English, French
Raffaella D’Antonio is an Italian national, working as legal trainee at Milieu since March 2021. She holds a 5-year Master’s Degree in Law from the University of Naples, Federico II (Italy) and an LLM in International Legal Studies from Newcastle University (United Kingdom). Since 2016, Raffaella has carried out several researching activities in human rights and environmental protection and she will defend her PhD thesis in April/May 2021 (Newcastle University, United Kingdom).
Prior to joining Milieu, Raffaella has extensively taught EU Law and Human Rights law at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. From 2019 to 2021, she has worked on two projects as Independent National Expert for COWI, under a framework Contract for DG Environment. She has researched, systematised and provided legal analysis of the information collected on the Environmental Liability Directive (ELD) and environmental participatory rights in Italy. In 2019, she was project leader for a third party intervention presented before the ECtHR on a case related to environmental pollution and human rights abuses in Italy. In 2017, Raffaella worked as an intern at the Department of Execution of Judgments of the ECtHR, where she preliminary assessed the individual and/or general execution measures required for the implementation of the judgments. She also carried out comparative research within the domestic systems of Member States. Raffaella has expertise on human rights and environmental law at both international and European level and over 4 years of legal analysis and researching experience.