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URPP Human Reproduction Reloaded | H2R

Alice Margaria

Alice Margaria, Prof. Dr. iur.

  • Co-director
  • Assistant Professor SP 1 Normativity of Human Reproduction
  • Member of the Executive Committee
  • Professor of Legal issues in reproduction and human genetics‚ Faculty of Law

Before joining UZH, Prof. Margaria was a Senior Researcher in the Law and Anthropology Department of the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology (Halle, Germany). She holds an LL.M. with distinction in Human Rights from University College London, an LL.M. in Comparative, European and International Laws, and a PhD in Law from the European University Institute (Florence, Italy). 

Prof. Margaria's research lies at the intersections of family law, diversity and human rights, and combines doctrinal and empirical research methods. Her latest monograph, “The Construction of Fatherhood: The Jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights”, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2019. She is the principal investigator of the project “Who is the Court for? Bringing the Human (Back) into Human Rights Research” funded by the Volkswagen Foundation. Prof. Margaria taught courses on human rights and gender at various institutions, including the University of Passau (Germany), Koç University (Istanbul, Turkey) and Free University Berlin (Germany). She is an expert member of the BioLaw group within the International Chair on Bioethics, and has worked with international and non-governmental organisations, such as UNICEF, the OSCE and Human Rights Law Network (India), on issues pertaining to children’s and women’s rights.