Professor Daria Davitti holds a PhD in Law and LLM (Master in Law, with specialization in Human Rights) from the University of Nottingham (UK) where until 2021 she worked as Assistant Professor in Law and Head of the Human Rights Law Centre's Forced Migration Unit. She is currently Associate Professor (docent) in Public International Law at Lund University, Faculty of Law (Sweden) where she works on two projects on the sustainability screenings introduced by the EU Taxonomy and their implications for international human rights law and international environmental law.
Her research, more broadly, focuses on the implementation of international human rights law in complex contexts, such as situations of armed conflict, climate breakdown, forced migration, and humanitarian emergencies. She examines the obligations and responsibility of states, international organizations (including international financial institutions), and private companies operating in such contexts, especially in relation to the privatization of migration and the relevance of impact investing in refugee responses. Prior to joining academia, Professor Davitti served as a human rights field officer with the United Nations (both the former Department of Peacekeeping Operations, DPKO, and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, OHCHR), and was deployed in Afghanistan from 2006 to 2009. Her research on Afghanistan has been published in a recent monograph with Hart Publishing (2019) on the protection of the right to water in the context of extractive sector investment.