Professor Dr. iur. Roza Pati, St.Thomas University School of Law
Member of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, The Vatican
Professor of Law & Director of Human Trafficking Academy
Executive Director, Graduate Program in Intercultural Human Rights
St. Thomas University School of Law
Prof. Dr. Roza Pati earned her Doctorate of the Science of Law (Dr. iur.) degree, summa cum laude, at the University of Potsdam, Germany, her LL.M., summa cum laude, at St. Thomas University School of Law, and her B.A., highest honors, and LL.B., honors, at the University of Tirana, Albania.
She teaches law at St. Thomas University School of Law. She is the Executive Director of the LL.M./ J.S.D. Program in Intercultural Human Rights and the Director of Human Trafficking Academy. Her areas of expertise include international law, human rights law, human trafficking law and terrorism law. Her doctoral dissertation was awarded the Wolf Rüdiger Bub Prize for the Promotion of the New Generation of Legal Scholars, by the University of Potsdam, Germany. Dr. Pati is Faculty Advisor of the INTERCULTURAL HUMAN RIGHTS LAW REVIEW and member of the Editorial Board of the series: STUDIES IN INTERCULTURAL HUMAN RIGHTS (Martinus Nijhoff Publishers).
Formerly a Member of Parliament and a Cabinet Member serving as the Secretary of State for Youth and Women of Albania, Dr. Pati has a rich experience in public service, administration and academia. Dr. Roza Pati has been working on the problematique of human trafficking, in various capacities, since the mid 1990-s. Her lectures, presentations and research focus on issues of state responsibilities in fighting human trafficking, the human rights approach to trafficking vis-à-vis the criminal law approach, issues of prevention and root causes, human trafficking as organized crime, as well as the role of academia and the business sector as part of civil society’s combat on human trafficking. She chaired the Sub-Committee on Education within the Florida Catholic Conference Ad Hoc Committee on Human Trafficking Awareness. In 2005, she facilitated the preparation of The MIAMI DECLARATION OF PRINCIPLES ON HUMAN TRAFFICKING-- a set of law and policy recommendations on the issue, and in March 2013, in Italy she coordinated the drafting of The Siena Declaration on Public Health and Human Trafficking. She is a prolific scholar. Her publications include, inter alia:
DUE PROCESS AND INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM (Martinus Nijhoff Publishers 2009)
THE NEW DIALOGUE OF CIVILIZATIONS, (Roza Pati & Joe Holland, eds., 2005)
HANDBOOK ON HUMAN TRAFFICKING, PUBLIC HEALTH AND THE LAW: A SPRING SCHOOL FROM THE NEW HAVEN PERSPECTIVE (Kirch, Wiessner & Pati eds. 2014, Georg Thieme Verlag).
Trafficking in Persons and Transnational Organized Crime: A Policy-Oriented Perspective, in HANDBOOK ON HUMAN TRAFFICKING, PUBLIC HEALTH AND THE LAW: A SPRING SCHOOL FROM THE NEW HAVEN PERSPECTIVE 27 (2014, Georg Thieme Verlag).
The categorical Imperative to End Modern-Day Slavery: Subsidiarity, Privatization, and the State’s Duty to Protect, in DER STAAT IM RECHT. FESTSCHRIFT FÜR ECKART KLEIN ZUM 70. GEBURTSTAG, 1219 (M. Breuer et al., 2013, Duncker & Humblot).
Combating Human Trafficking Through Transnational Law Enforcement Cooperation: The Case of South Eastern Europe, in POLICING ACROSS BORDERS: LAW ENFORCEMENT NETWORKS AND THE CHALLENGES OF CRIME CONTROL (George Andreopoulos ed., Springer, 2012)
Beyond the Duty to Protect: Expanding Accountability and Responsibilities of the State in Combating Human Trafficking, in THE DIVERSITY OF INTERNATIONAL LAW: ESSAYS IN HONOUR OF PROFESSOR KALLIOPI K. KOUFA 319 (Martinus Nijhoff Publishers 2009)
Fair Trial Standards under Human Rights Treaty Law and the ICTY: A Process of Cross-Fertilization? in THE ICTY AND HUMAN RIGHTS: TOWARDS A FAIR TRIAL IN INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL PROCEDURE? 147 (Thomas Kruessmann ed., 2008)
Trading in Humans: A New Haven Perspective, 20 ASIA PACIFIC LAW REVIEW 135 (2012)
Domestic Servitude: A Contemporary Form of Slavery, 7 INTERCULTURAL HUMAN RIGHTS LAW REVIEW 9 (2012).
No Cierre Sus Ojos: La Trata Existe--The Global Effort to Combat Human Trafficking: Its Strengths & Weaknesses, LIBRO DE DERECHO PENAL ESPECIAL (2012), Universidad Libre, Colombia
States’ Positive Obligations with Respect to Human Trafficking: The European Court of Human Rights Breaks New Ground in Rantsev v. Cyprus & Russia, 29 BOSTON UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL LAW 79 (2011)
Der Schutz der EMRK bei Menschenhandel: Rantsev v. Zypern und Russland, 3 NEUE JURISTISCHE WOCHENSCHRIFT (2011) [New Legal Weekly, Issue No. 3/2011 – the leading German law review]
US Immigration Detention: Policy and Procedure from a Human Rights Perspective—Introductory Remarks, 5 INTERCULTURAL HUMAN RIGHTS LAW REVIEW 5 (2010)
The ICC and the Case of Sudan's Omar Al Bashir, 15 UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT DAVIS JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL LAW AND POLICY 265 (2009)
Schwierige Gratwanderung: Die international Terrorismus ist fuer die Demokratie eine grosse Herausforderung, Portal--Das Potsdamer Universitaetsmagazin (Januar-Maerz 2009; ISSN 1618-6893)
Rights and Their Limits: The Constitution for Europe in International and Comparative Legal Perspective, 23 BERKELEY JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL LAW 223 (2005)
The Miami Declaration of Principles on Human Trafficking: Its Genesis and Purpose, 1 INTERCULTURAL HUMAN RIGHTS LAW REVIEW 5 (2006)
Addressing the Scourge of Human Trafficking: The Challenge Ahead, 1 INTERCULTURAL HUMAN RIGHTS LAW REVIEW 75 (2006)
Information About the UN Dialogue of Civilizations, in THE NEW DIALOGUE OF CIVILIZATIONS 16-22 (Roza Pati & Joe Holland eds., Xlibris Press 2005)
Intercultural Human Rights: A 21st Century Challenge, 6 INTERNATIONAL GRADUATE: THE MAGAZINE FOR POSTGRADUATE OPPORTUNITIES WORLDWIDE 38 (2005)