Miriam Aziz

is an Associate Professor of Public and Administrative Law at the Department of Law, Siena University, Italy. Research Project: “European Union Health Law and Policy in a Global Context.”

Miriam Aziz obtained her LLB (Hons) from Manchester University in 1992. She was called to the Bar of England and Wales (Inner Temple) in 1994, and obtained her PhD in Law from Edinburgh University in 1997. She was a Visiting Fellow at the Free University of Berlin from 1997 to 2000 at the Department of Political Science, where she specialised in German Public Law and European Union Law.  Professor Aziz was based at the European University Institute (EUI) between 2000 and 2004 as a post-doctoral Research Fellow where she completed a monograph (“The Impact of European Rights on National Legal Cultures,” Oxford, Hart, 2004) on European Union Citizenship. She has also been a visiting Professor at Cornell Law School (2007) and Saint Louis Law School (2009).

Research Project

Global Copyright Law

The evolution and implementation of health policies have traditionally been the responsibility of the nation state. The last quarter of the twentieth century, however, saw a gradual shift towards globalisation of law that has strayed beyond the predominance of single state governance. There have been two main consequences: first, those to whom legal norms are directed are not confined within national borders and, second, those who shape policies are no longer drawn from a parochial pool but, rather, from a society that is relatively unconcerned with political boundaries. This globalisation is particularly evident within the European Union (EU). The aim of Professor Aziz’s research project is to consolidate expertise in European Union constitutionalism, governance and citizenship by conducting a comparative constitutional and administrative law analysis at the micro-level of EU health policy.