Dr. Natalie Alkiviadou, is senior research fellow at Justitia, working on ‘The Future of Free Speech’ project. Her research interest lie in the freedom of expression, the far-right, hate speech, hate crime and non-discrimination. Her monograph ‘The Far-Right in International and European Law’ was published by Routledge in 2019 and her second monograph ‘Legal Challenges to the Far-right: Lessons from England and Wales’ is to be published by Routledge in December 2019. Natalie has over ten years experience in working with civil society, educators and public servants in the framework of her role as director and founder of AEQUITAS – an NGO working on human rights education. She participates in European actions such as the High Level Group on Combatting Racism, Xenophobia and Other Forms of Intolerance.
Natalie was the country researcher for a 2019 European Network against Racism report on Hate Crime and has drafted handbooks, strategy papers and shadow reports for projects funded by the Anna Lindh Foundation, the European Commission and the European Youth Foundation, on themes such as the rights of domestic workers in Cyprus and hate crime and extremism in young people.