Dafni Lima, Postgraduate Student


Dafni Lima is an attorney at law and member of the Thessaloniki Bar. She has completed undergraduate studies in law in the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (LL.B.), graduating cum laude (third in her class). She holds a Master in Criminal Law and Criminology (LL.M.) cum laude from the same university, for which she submitted a thesis on Hate Crime. She has also attended a one-month intensive subject course on “Law, Society and Politics in Comparative Perspective” at the Freie Universität Berlin. She is currently an LL.M. candidate in the University of Cambridge.

As an undergraduate and postgraduate student she participated in moot court competitions, notably the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition and the ICLN International Criminal Court Trial Competition, in teams that in both cases reached the Semi-finals in the international rounds. She has been an editor in the Journal “Dikaiopolis” of the AUTH Law School Student Union and she is currently an Editor in the Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law. She has undertaken pro bono legal work extensively, including working with the Cambridge University Student Advocates International Reprieve Research Panel on human rights and criminal law cases. She has also worked as a research partner with the Open Society Justice Initiative on immigrant and refugee law as well as criminal and administrative law. She has been awarded numerous awards and distinctions, including a graduate research assistantship by the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and scholarships from the State Scholarships Foundation (IKY) and the Onassis Foundation. Apart from Greek, she is fluent in English, German and French, and has basic knowledge of Chinese and Spanish.

Her academic interests include: Criminal Law, Philosophy of Criminal Law, European Criminal Law, International Criminal Law, EU Law, International Law, Human Rights and Civil Liberties, Legal and Political Philosophy, Immigrant and Refugee Law.

She has been a member of the research project “A Cohesive Model to Counteract Financial Crime and Corruption in the Public Sector in Greece” as a graduate student-researcher.


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