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Radina Ugrinova (ESR 8)

Radina Ugrinova

ESR Project Title: Legal Voices: How the Courts Frame Disability

Email: r.ugrinova@maastrichtuniversity.nl

  • LL.B. in International and European Law from the University of Groningen
  • LL.M. in International European Law from Tilburg University
    • Honours graduate
  • LL.M. in International Law, with a specialization in human rights from the University of Oslo
    • Awarded the Fritt Ord (Freedom of Speech) scholarship for her project ‘Child Labour in Global Supply Chains: International Regulatory Responses’
  • Research interests: International Law, Human Rights Law, Non-Discrimination Law, Employment Law, Disability Rights, Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Comparative Governance, Business and Human Rights
  • Background in public international law, EU law, human rights law and business and human rights
  • Work experience
    • Has worked as a legal researcher and a junior legal advisor, providing assistance on matters of EU and comparative law, and comparative governance
    • Volunteered in the establishment and organization of the first two Human Library Groningen events. The Human Library project aims to challenge social and cultural stereotypes and prejudices against disadvantaged groups by encouraging social dialogue between members of minorities and the wider public. The project was organized in Groningen for the first time in 2014.
  • PhD Research Topic: ‘Legal Voices: How the Courts Frame Disability’, carried out in Maastricht University, Faculty of International and European Law; the project explores the approaches domestic courts take in their framings of the concept disability in an employment context, and the impact the domestic socio-economic framework has on such judicial framings of disability