Lisa Ginsborg is a third year Law Ph.D. candidate at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence, Italy, working under the supervision of Prof. Martin Scheinin. Her doctoral thesis focuses on the UN Security Council, counter-terrorism and human rights after 9/11, looking specifically at the implications of the work of the UN Counter-Terrorism Committee and the 1267 Sanctions Committee on international human rights standards.
Before starting her Ph.D. Lisa worked for three years in the legal department of the International Secretariat of Amnesty International (2006-2009). She has also worked at the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) (2005-2006). Lisa holds an LL.M. in Comparative, European and International Laws from the European University Institute (EUI) and an M.Sc. in Political Sociology from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Her first degree in Philosophy and Sociology was obtained from the University of Sussex, where she was awarded the University Prize in Philosophy.