Rachele Vestita

Intern

Rachele graduated in 2016 in Law at the University of Bologna with a thesis in International Law entitled “The mandatory detention of asylum seekers in Australia from the International Law prospective”. During her studies, Rachele took part to the program “Erasmus Placement” and spent a semester in London where she worked in law firm specialized in migration and civil law.
On September, Rachele moved to Brussels to pursue a LLM in Human Rights Law with a secondary in International Conflict and Security at the Brussels School of International Studies (University of Kent); during the master, she completed researched especially around the interrelation between human rights and the environment, about the issues related to food security in situations of post conflict and, finally, around migration flows and displacement provoked by environmental degradation.
Currently, Rachele is writing her master dissertation in international humanitarian law investigating to what extent is possible protecting the environment in times of armed conflict through a human rights based approach and, particularly, using as case study the environmental degradation in the occupied Palestinian territories.
This year, from January to June Rachele has also worked at the EU Rights Clinic where she provided pro bono legal advise to EU and non EU citizens’ inquiries related to visa, residence permit, healthcare insurance and social security issues.

Email: rvestita@npwj.org
Phone number: +32 2 548 39 10