Rebecca Mignot-Mahdavi is a Ph.D. candidate in Law at the European University Institute. Her research focuses on the extraterritorial use of combat drones against non-state actors. She is interested in understanding how and to what extent both the technology and the strategy of drone strikes against non-state actors exacerbate uncertainties in the law. Theoretically, she intends to understand how this legal phenomenon, combined with the technological capacity of drones and its deployment in a new kind of de-territorialised and individualised warfare, amount to an intensification of state power.
Rebecca holds a Master’s degree in Human Rights Law and a University Diploma in International Humanitarian and Criminal Law (Diplôme Universitaire Organisations et juridictions pénales internationales) with honours from the Université Paris-Ouest Nanterre (Paris X).