Helga Hejny

PhD. Candidate (Discrimination Law) at the Middlesex University (London). Thesis on age discrimination in access to financial services. A comparative study between UK, Austria and Italy'

E-mail: helga.hejny@hotmail.ith.hejny@mdx.ac.ukhelga.hejny3@unibo.it


  • LL.M. in Legal Research, Middlesex University, London 2011
  • LL.M. Master in American law and International legal practice, Law Loyola Law School of Los Angeles, Los Angeles 2010
  • Master Degree in Law, University of Bologna "Alma Mater Studiorum" (with a dissertation in International Public Law), Bologna 2008
  • Social Sciences high school degree,  Liceodellescienzesociali "Giosuè Carducci", Trieste 2003

Research interests

  • Discrimination Law
  • Employment Law
  • International Public Law


  • 2010 Part of the 'Human Rights Committee', ELSA law students' association, London.
  • 2009/2011 International law professor's assistant, University of Bologna. Prof. Attila Tanzi, Chair of International Public Law, Faculty of Law
  • 2009/2011 Legal Practitioner, Law Firm in Bologna in International private Law.
  • Member of the International law Association "S.I.D.I." from 2010.

Conference and Experiences

  • October 18th, 2012: University of Bergamo (Italy), attending, as a speaker, the third edition of the International Conference on "Labour Productivity and Investment in Human Capital: The Challenge of Youth Employment" with a presentation on "Implications of population ageing for the labour market"
  • September 10th, 2012: Middlesex University Business School  attending the second International Conference on "Vulnerable Workers and Precarious Work in a Changing World"
  • "S.I.D.I" attending the annual conference on the protection of fundamental rights: Charter of Fundamental Rights U.E. and International Standards. 10-11 June, 2010
  • Collaboration with the Chartered Accounting Firm "Studio Tinti e associati" of Bologna on cross- border merger by incorporations. April 2010
  • Participation in "L.A.V." legal conferences about animal's rights and anti-vivisection: the national and international Law aspects; June 2008 - June 2009 - May 2010
  • Seminar: "Can a Muslim be President of the United States of America? Cultural citizenship in 21st century" Organized by University of Bologna, March 2009
  • Occasional work experience: trade and business at the "European Market Organization" Austria sector, from 2006 to 2008


Authored book

'Giudici e diritto internazionale. Casi scelti' (2011) edited by Elisa Baroncini, Libreria Bonomo Editore.

Contribution to edited book

'La convenzione di Aarhus e l'accesso alla giustizia in materia ambientale' (2011) edited by Attila Tanzi, Elena Fasoli and Lucrezia Iapichino. Cedam.


Hejny H., Zucaro R., La staffetta giovani-anziani e la discriminazione per etĂ , in Michele Squeglia, La "staffetta intergenerazionale" tra discutibili modelli e dubbie prospettive, Boll. Speciale ADAPT, 2013, n. 14

Languages spoken

  • Italian (mother tongue)
  • English (IELTS attestation) Advance Grammar Course at University College of London (UCL),  from 2011 to 2012 - English course and IELTS course at Margate Language Centre (UK), in 2009 - English course at the British Institute of Trieste, in 1998 - English course in Oxford, 1996
  • German (good, spoken and written) German course at the Theresianische Akademie  of Wien, in 1998, 1999 and 2000 - German course at Goethe Institute of Trieste,  from 1994 to 2001

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