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As of September, Teresa Cabrita will start as PhD Candidate at the ACELG and the ACIL, working on a project on the interplay between EU and international criminal law.

Cabrita is a law graduate from the New University of Lisbon and graduated cum laude for her Master’s degree in Public International Law from Leiden University Law School in 2010. For the past 7 years, she has worked as a legal inter at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia and the European Anti-Fraud Office. She also worked as a Senior Project Manager at the European Judicial Training Network, assisting in the implementation of training for judges and prosecutor at the European level.

Cabrita will be carrying out research on the interplay between EU and international criminal law, in particular, on how the expansion of EU competence in this field has affected the understanding and application of international criminal law by judicial practitioners at the national level. Cabrita's research interests cover EU and international criminal law, Human Rights Law, State Responsibility and EU judicial cooperation in criminal matters. She will be member of both the ACELG and the ACIL.