Camilla Lai

Prof. Camilla Lai is an experienced professional with deep knowledge in human rights, international law, sustainable development and global studies.

Lai has extensive background in public service, international organizations, academia and journalism with long-term residential assignments in the Middle East, the Caribbean, Europe and the United States.



B.A. in Jurisprudence, Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy.
B.A. in Political Science, John Cabot University, Rome, Italy.
LLB Law and International Studies, Coventry University, U.K.


Courses taught

POLITICAL SCIENCE 2000: Special topics: Human Rights Now
Internship (Law/Journalism/Global Studies)



Ethiopia-Eritrea: Peace at last?” La Comunità Internazionale, Vol. LVI, 2, 2001, SIOI – UN Italy, Editoriale Scientifica, 2001


Borders, Self-determination, War and Security in the Horn of Africa”, Italian Defense Ministry, Italia, 2000


Caribe Vibes: The historical policies of the Caribbean and its social turnout”, A&C Eds. 2009


Children of War, Columbia University, 2003, edited by Prof. Ilene Cohen.


Middle East and North Africa Country Profiles, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Vienna (2002-2005). With official data and texts on Migration, Trafficked Populations, the Rule of Law, Juvenile Detention, Development Quotas, Security and Trafficking of Arms, Money Laundering and Public Health of Egypt, Sudan, Tunisia and Algeria, Morocco, GCC countries, Jordan, Lebanon, Israel – available on


Since 2000, Camilla Lai authored articles and features for international publications (including BBC World Service, LA Times, Chicago Tribune, AP Television Network, Reuters, Diario, Marie Claire, Europa, …) writing extensively on: UN Affairs, Human Rights and Humanitarian Policies, International Development Cooperation, Economics of Development, Islam and Politics in Europe and the Americas, Middle Eastern Affairs, Migratory Trends and Human Trafficking, Aid and Economics, Gender, Extraordinary Renditions, Terrorism.



Sustainable Development
Human Rights
International Law and Globalism

Professional associations / Membership

Bar Associations of Italy, Spain and Malta (since 2010)
Legal Mediator and Arbitrator at Italian Ministry of Justice (since 2010)
Italian Journalist Guild (since 2001)


Camilla Lai – CV







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