Ana  Beduschi

Ana Beduschi

Senior Research Fellow

Areas of expertise

International Human Rights Law  /  International Law  /  Technology  /  International Migration and Refugee Law  /  Data Protection and Privacy

Dr Ana Beduschi is an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Exeter and Senior Research Fellow at the Geneva Academy.

Her research and teaching focus on international human rights law, technology, digital law, data protection and privacy, and international migration and refugee law. Her recent publications examine the impact of artificial intelligence on human rights protection, the opportunities and challenges presented by digital identity, and the implications of big data and artificial intelligence for international migration and human rights law.

Dr Beduschi currently leads research projects on the following topics: Artificial Intelligence in international migration; Digital technologies in the humanitarian context; Disruptive technologies and rights-based resilience; Human rights implications of Covid-19 health status certificates.

Ana holds a PhD in Law (2011) from the University of Montpellier 1, France. She also received an LLB degree in Law (in 2003), an LLM degree in International and European Law (Maîtrise, in 2004), and an LLM degree in European Human Rights Law (Master 2, in 2005) from the University of Montpellier 1, France. She also holds an LLB degree in Law from the UNESP (University of the State of São Paulo, Brazil) obtained in 2000. She has been a registered Attorney-at-Law in São Paulo, Brazil, since 2001.

Research Projects

Futuristic Robot Arm Interacting with Screen Project

Disruptive Technologies and Rights-Based Resilience

This project will facilitate a multistakeholder consultative process to identify knowledge gaps, generate new evidence and co-design evidence-based tools to support regulatory and policy responses to human rights challenges linked to digital technologies.

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Publications

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Harnessing the potential of artificial intelligence for humanitarian action: Opportunities and risks

April 2022

Ana Beduschi

Cambridge University Press

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Taking stock of COVID-19 health status certificates: Legal implications for data privacy and human rights

January 2022

Ana Beduschi

Sage Journals - Big Data & Society

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Regulatory Approaches to Online Harms and Human Rights: Three Case Studies

January 2022

Ana Beduschi

The Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights

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The relevance of the Smart Mix of Measures for Artificial Intelligence - Assessing the Role of Regulation and the Need for Stronger Policy Coherence

September 2021

Ana Beduschi, Dr Isabel Ebert

The Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights

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