Dr Clara PORTELA holds a PhD from the European University Institute in Florence and an MA from the Free University of Berlin. She is currently a full time faculty member at the University of Valencia, having previously served in a similar position at Singapore Management University.
She is the author of the monograph ‘European Union Sanctions and Foreign Policy’ (2010), for which she received the THESEUS Award for Promising Research on European Integration.
An expert on international sanctions, she has participated in consultative policy processes convened by the United Nations, the European Parliament, the European External Action Service, the European Commission, the UK House of Lords, the UK Foreign and Commonwealth office, and the Asia-Europe Meeting.
Clara Portela has been a Visiting Professor at the College of Europe (2015-17) and at University of Innsbruck (2014-15), and has held visiting positions with the University of London’s Human Rights Consortium (UK), Carleton University (Canada), the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Grenoble (France) and Monash University (Australia).
Portela, C. (2019) Sanctioning kleptocrats, CiFAR: Berlin https://sanctionswatch.cifar.eu/report/
Anti-corruption agencies and income, interest and asset declaration (IIAD) systems
- anti-corruption agencies
- asset declaration
- asset disclosure
- income and asset declaration
Overview of corruption and anti-corruption in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
- extractive industries
Technological innovations to identify and reduce corruption
- reporting corruption
- information communication technologies icts
- mobile phones
Best practices in engaging youth in the fight against corruption
- youth engagement
- summer school
The impacts of AML/CFT regulations on civic space and human rights
- civil society
- human rights
University of Valencia
Full time faculty member, Political Science
- Europe and Central Asia
- Financial Integrity
- Asset recovery
- Politically exposed persons
- Human rights
- Law enforcement
International sanctions on misappropriation. Fraud and corruption in the UN and UNHCR camps.