Sara Palacios Arapiles





Sara is a Doctoral Researcher (Socio-Legal Studies) in the School of Law at the University of Nottingham, where she is also member of its Forced Migration Unit. Sara's PhD project focuses on the protection of Eritreans under international law and covers public international law, human rights, refugee and asylum law and policy. She is also a Research Associate at the Migration-Slavery Nexus Project at the University of Nottingham, where she conducts research on human trafficking, slavery and migration, particularly on the Ethiopian and Zimbabwean contexts. 

Sara read Law at the University of Salamanca in Spain, and was subsequently admitted to the Spanish Bar. In addition, she holds a LLM in International and European Law from VUB, a MA in Social Science Research (Socio-Legal Studies) and a Certificate in International Human Rights Law, both from the University of Nottingham. Previously, she worked at UNHCR UK and in non-governmental organisations in the UK, Belgium and Spain.

PhD Title: The Protection of Eritreans in International Law: Eritrean Military Service as a Modern Form of Slavery?

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