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Mariela Neagu


Postdoctoral researcher, University of Oxford, United Kingdom



Mariela holds a PhD in Social Sciences and an MSt in International Human Rights Law and from the University of Oxford. She has conducted research with children in state care in several countries and is the author ‘Voices from the Silent Cradles- Life histories of Romania’s looked after children’ (Policy Press, 2021). She has extensive experience in children’s rights having used the UNCRC in her research as well as in her previous policy work for the European Commission office in Romania (1999-2006)  and as Head of the National Authority for Children’s Rights in Romania (2007-2009). Mariela’s research can be viewed here:




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