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Elena Consiglio

Elena Consiglio (PhD) is a Post-doctoral Research Fellow in Philosophy of Law (University of Palermo) regional expertise: China (women; migrant labour; human rights; politics; family law; ethnic and religious minorities) and Italy (immigration law, women, ethnic and religious minorities). 

Countries of expertise: China; Italy.

Elena Consiglio
Post-doctoral Research Fellow in Philosophy of Law

Expert on Chinese history; culture; politics; gender related issues; political persecution; religious persecution; marriage law; employment law; legal education; alternative dispute resolution; legal enforcement; freedom of speech; freedom of conscience;

Italian immigration lawyer, expert on administrative detention in Italy and on the Italian immigration system. 


Lived in China for over a year; interviewed over 200 Chinese citizens for my research on human rights in China, including judges, legal academics, migrant workers, women, dissidents, individuals belonging to ethnic minorities (Uygur in particular) ; published original academic articles on human rights issues (see below);  successful completion of PhD on human rights in China;

Author of the Country Report on Administrative Detention (Italy) published by the British Institute of International and Comparative Law in June 2013.


·         'Legal Education in China: the Emerging of a Legal Profession? A Weberian Perspective', submitted to the Journal of Max Weber Studies on 2 December 2013, currently in the peer-review process.

·         Immigration Detention and Rule of Law in Italy, research paper, project on Immigration Detention and Rule of Law in Europe, the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law (British Institute of International and Comparative Law), published online in June 2013.

·         Italian Civil Procedure Law Reform on Mediation Judicial Reform Review, No.17, Oct.2013, Xiamen, China.

  • 意大利调解制度的发展及评析,  People's Court Daily, 11 October 2013.

·         Report on the International Conference ‘10th Anniversary of the International Criminal Court: Achievements to Date and Prospects for the Future, 1-4.

·         ‘Sviluppo economico e diritti umani in Cina’ (Economic Development and Human Rights in China), in La costituzione economica cinese (Chinese Economic Constitution), ed. by A. Rinella e I. Piccinini, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2010, p. 57-101.

·         ‘The Review Power of the Supreme Court of the People’s Republic of China on Death Penalty Cases’, in Asian Constitutionalism in Transition, A Comparative Perspective, ed. by T. Groppi, V. Piergigli, A. Rinella, Milano, Giuffrè, 2008, p. 193-204.

·         ‘Analisi logico-giuridica della sentenza n. 4755, resa dalla Corte Suprema di Cassazione il 25 luglio 1986, come esempio di ragionamento per analogia’ (Logical and legal analysis of Italian Supreme  Court’s judgment n. 4755/1986), in Appunti per un corso di logica giuridica (Materials for a Course on Logic of Law), ed. by I. Trujillo, Giappichelli, Torino, 2008, p. 84-116.

Chinese; English; Italian; French; Spanish
Ethnic groups expertise
Uygur; Albanian Italian;
Political groups expertise
Chinese liberals and human rights advocates;
Religious groups expertise
Unofficial Christian; Falun Gong
Other social groups expertise
Women; professors of law; migrant workers; judges; workers; students.
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