Dr Nadj's research focus is on the prosecution of gender-based violence in international criminal law and on gender-based violence and its implications for women, more broadly speaking.Daniela is interested in whether international criminal tribunals can achieve gender justice and gender equality In this vein, she examines the portrayal of women in international wartime sexual violence jurisprudence asking whether the law perpetuates gendered stereotypes. Since 2017, Dr. Nadj has been actively engaged in research and writing in the area of housing law, exploring the causes and consequences of the Grenfell Tower fire from a socio-legal perspective. Her research therefore focuses on international criminal law, human rights, housing law and socio-legal perspectives on the law.
Research group membership
Dr. Nadj is part of an informal network of academics and activists who explore the legal, social and structural causes of violations in the housing sector in the UK.
Dr Nadj recently organised and chaired a large panel debate on the Grenfell Tower fire in North Kensington, titled: ‘Grenfell Tower Fire: The Avoidable Tragedy'. The panel included leading academics, activists, fire safety experts, residents and human rights lawyers, who met to dicuss what happened, and how justice could be achieved. This was done in collaboration with the Human Rights Collegium and the International State Crime Initiative at Queen Mary in July, 2017. Read about the event in the Huffington Post.
She also organised the screnning of the film Dispossession on the housing crisis in the UK in January, 2019. The screening was followed by a roundtable disucssion between leading activists and academics in the field of housing, state violence and human rights.