Sabine Michalowski

University of Essex

Sabine Michalowski is professor of law at the University of Essex, co-director of the Essex Transitional Justice Network, and a member of the Human Rights Centre and the Essex Autonomy Project. Sabine graduated from Hamburg, qualified as a lawyer in Berlin, and holds a Diploma in Comparative Law awarded by the University of Paris II and a PhD from Sheffield.

As a member of the Essex Autonomy Project, she has recently been working on an AHRC funded project on the compatibility of mental capacity legislation in the three jurisdiction within the UK with the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. She is currently involved in a large research grant on mental health and justice, coordinated by King’s College London and funded by the Wellcome Trust.

One of Sabine’s ongoing research interests is end-of-life decision-making, in particular the controversial issue of assisted dying. She is currently exploring the human rights implications of the partial legalisation of assisted dying.

Sabine is also working on corporate complicity in human rights violations. She is currently working with Dejusticia, a Colombian NGO, on the role of corporate actors in the Colombian conflict and how it should be addressed in the Colombian transitional justice process.

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