Dr. Halefom Abraha PhD

Universitair docent
Internationaal en Europees Recht

Halefom H. Abraha is an Assistant Professor at the International and European Law (IER) Department of the Utrecht School of Law. His research and teaching interests lie in AI Regulation, algorithmic management in the labour market, and data protection. He also researches cross-border data access in the law enforcement context and digital sovereignty.

 Dr. Abraha completed his postdoctoral research at the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights, University of Oxford. He holds a joint PhD in law and digital technology from the University of Malta and Edith Cowan University (Australia). His doctoral thesis on 'Cross-Border Data Access for Law Enforcement Purposes' received the 2021 Dean's Awards for Academic Excellence at the University of Malta. Dr. Halefom has advised governments and international organisations such as the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) on multiple areas of digital technology and public policy. He has received several fellowships and awards from multiple institutions.