6 June 2017
Students going the extra mile

Standing in defence of cultural heritage in armed conflicts

‘The destruction of cultural property by the Islamic State in Mosul and Palmyra: is International Law the answer?’ is the title of Alessandra Silva’s bachelor’s thesis. During the Dies celebration last February, the 23-year-old Italian received the thesis prize, as one of seventeen winners, for the best bachelor's thesis in 2016. This topped off the successful completion of her bachelor's degree—cum laude—in European Law School at UM's Law Faculty. “To be really honest, I didn’t know that there were awards for students, so I was very surprised when I heard that my thesis was awarded by the university. It was a great honour.”

By: Dunja Bajic