Professor of Law & Executive Director
Graduate Program in Intercultural Human Rights
Director, Human Trafficking Academy
Member of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, The Vatican
B.A., University of Tirana,
Faculty of History and Philology, highest honors
J.D. (equivalent) University of Tirana, Faculty of Law, honors
LL.M., St. Thomas University School of Law,
summa cum laude
Dr. iur., University of Potsdam, Faculty of Law,
summa cum laude
Professor Pati teaches International Law, Human Rights Law and Human Trafficking Law. 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, academia and administration. In 2005, she facilitated the preparation of THE MIAMI DECLARATION OF PRINCIPLES ON HUMAN TRAFFICKING, a set of law and policy recommendations, and she has made presentations on human trafficking in the capacity of an expert in several national and international conferences against trafficking in persons. She has lectured on issues of international law, human rights law, international criminal law, human trafficking law as well as democracy in numerous conferences, panels and symposia worldwide.
Her publications, while at St. Thomas, include books and articles: DUE PROCESS AND INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM (Martinus Nijhoff Publishers 2009); THE NEW DIALOGUE OF CIVILIZATIONS, (Roza Pati & Joe Holland, eds., 2005); 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); 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 (forthcoming, 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); Rights and Their Limits: the Constitution for Europe in International and Comparative Legal Perspective, 23 Berkeley Journal of Internal 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).