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
Dr. iur. University of Potsdam, Faculty of Law, summa cum laude
LL.M., St. Thomas University School of Law, summa cum laude
J.D. (equivalent), University of Tirana, Faculty of Law, honors
B.A., University of Tirana, Faculty of History and Philology, highest honors
Professor Dr. Roza Pati is Professor of Law at St. Thomas University School of Law, Executive Director of the LL.M./ J.S.D. Program in Intercultural Human Rights, and Director of Human Trafficking Academy. Professor Pati teaches international law, human rights law, human rights and terrorism and human trafficking law.
Her doctoral dissertation was awarded the Wolf Rüdiger Bub Prize for the Promotion of the New Generation of Legal Scholars.
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. 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 human rights law, international criminal law, human trafficking law as well as democracy in numerous conferences, panels and symposia worldwide.
Her main publications include books:
DUE PROCESS AND INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM (Martinus Nijhoff Publishers 2009)
THE NEW DIALOGUE OF CIVILIZATIONS, Roza Pati & Joe Holland, eds. (2005)
Combating Human Trafficking Through Transnational Law Enforcement Cooperation: The Case of South Eastern Europe, in Policing Across Borders: The Role of Law Enforcement in Global Governance (forthcoming, George Andreopoulos ed., Springer, 2012).
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 (2011).
Der Schutz der EMRK bei Menschenhandel: Rantsev v. Zypern und Russland, Neue Juristische Wochenschrift [New Legal Weekly--leading German law review] (January, 2011).
Schwierige Gratwanderung: Die international Terrorismus ist fuer die Demokratie eine grosse Herausforderung, Portal--Das Potsdamer Universitaetsmagazin (Januar-Maerz 2009; ISSN 1618-6893).
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), etc.
US Immigration Detention: Policy and Procedure form 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: Is Plea-Bargaining a Valid Option? 15 University of California at Davis Journal of International Law and Policy 265 (2009)