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Dr Isabella Mancini

Dr Isabella Mancini
Lecturer in Law


Isabella Mancini joined Brunel Law School as a lecturer in law in 2021. She holds a PhD from the City Law School (City, University of London), where she was a Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher on the EU-funded Horizon 2020 Network ‘EU Trade and Investment Policy’ (EUTIP).

Her research expertise and publications cover areas of EU external relations, EU trade policy, international trade law and policy, labour rights, data protection rights, and global economic governance. She also maintains a strong interest in UK-EU relations, and the role of parliaments and civil society.

Isabella Mancini is part of the ESRC-funded project on the UK-EU-Japan relations on trade, regulation and IP (TRILATTRADE), working with scholars at City Law School and Keio University. In the context of the HEIF-funded project on ‘The EU as a Global Actor’, she is now co-editing, with Prof. Elaine Fahey (City Law School), a book forthcoming with Edward Elgar. She is also involved in the Erasmus+ Project on the CETA Implementation and Implications Project (CIIP) led by Prof. Robert Finbow at Dalhousie University, in Halifax, Canada.

During her doctoral studies, Isabella has been a visiting scholar at the Egmont Institute (Brussels), at the Asser Institute (The Hague), and at the Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance (ACELG, Amsterdam). She has worked as a Teaching Assistant at the EUI and as an intern at the European Parliament Liaison Office in London.


  • PhD in Law (City, University of London)
  • LLM in International Trade and Investment Law (University of Maastricht)
  • BA in European Studies (University of Maastricht)
  • Erasmus / exchange programme (Uiversity of Geneva)

Newest selected publications

Mancini, I. (2022) 'Taming Regulatory Cooperation for the Protection of Labour Rights: the case of CETA', in Finbow, RG. (ed.) CETA Implementation and Implications: Unravelling the Puzzle. Montreal, Canada : McGill-Queens University Press. , in press. ISBN 13: 9780228011910. Open Access Link

Book chapter

Mancini, I. (2020) ''A Deep Trade Agenda': The convergence of trade and Fundamental Rights', in Fahey, E. (ed.) Framing Convergence with the Global Legal Order The EU and the World. Hart Publishing. ISBN 10: 1509934375. ISBN 13: 9781509934379. Open Access Link

Book chapter

Fahey, E. and Mancini, I. (2020) 'The EU as an Intentional or Accidental Convergence Actor? Learning from the EU-Japan Data Adequacy Negotiations'. International Trade Law and Regulation 2020, 26 (2). pp. 99 - 111. ISSN: 1357-3136 Open Access Link

Journal article

Mancini, I. (2020) ''Fundamental Rights in the EU’s External Trade Relations: From Promotion ‘Through’ Trade Agreements to Protection ‘In’ Trade Agreements' in Ramses Wessel and Eva Kassoti (eds)'. CLEER Papers, 2020 (1). pp. 61 - 94. ISSN: 1878-9587 Open Access Link

Journal article

Mancini, I. (2020) 'Deepening Trade and Fundamental Rights? Harnessing Data Protection Rights in the Regulatory Cooperation Chapters of EU Trade Agreements', in Weiß, W. and Furculita, C. (eds.) Global Politics and EU Trade Policy: Facing the Challenges to a Multilateral Approach. Cham, Switzerland : Springer. pp. 185 - 207. ISBN 10: 3030345874. ISBN 13: 9783030345877. Open Access Link

Book chapter
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