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Pavlina Pavlova is a Consultant at the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) with expertise in human rights, digital technologies and security policies. Her research concentration is in the human rights dimension of cybersecurity and questions related to the importance of individual rights for collective security. She has published on the topic of securitisation of cybersecurity and the implications for individuals- and communities-at-risk. She has also written on the importance of encrypted messaging platforms for democracy, employing protests in Belarus as a case study of the security implications of Internet shutdowns. Pavlina is currently working on capacity building programmes for human rights defenders in Ukraine. As part of this activity, she co-ordinates the delivery of the safety and security training series for human rights defenders, including modules on digital security. She joined OSCE as the Liaison Officer of the Slovak OSCE Chair to ODIHR with a task to foster relations between the national and OSCE institutions. She previously worked in governmental institutions and international organizations based in Brussels and her home country – Slovakia, covering a range of policy and political issues. Pavlina is a graduate of KU Leuven with an MA (Hons) in European Studies.
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OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights
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Pavlova, P. (2020) ‘Human-rights based approach to cybersecurity: Addressing the security risks of targeted groups’Peace Human Rights Governance, 4(3), 391-418. https://doi.org/10.14658/pupj-phrg-2020-3-4.
Pavlova, P. ‘Did they crack the code? The importance of encryption for protest movements,’ Open Global Rights, November 20, 2020. Available at: https://www.openglobalrights.org/did-they-crack-the-code-the-importance-of-encryption-for-protest-movements.
Pavlova, P. ‘INF Treaty Withdrawals: We did not start it, but we will respond’, BullsEye Magazine, May 6, 2019. Available at: https://issuu.com/eurdemstu/docs/bullseye___76___2019.
Pavlova, P. ‘Russia’s Foreign Policy: The Chosen and the Given,’ BullsEye Magazine, February 5, 2019. Available at: https://issuu.com/eurdemstu/docs/bullseye___75___2019___web.
Pavlova, P. ‘Six More Years with Putin: What’s Next?’ BullsEye Magazine, April 23, 2018. Available at: https://issuu.com/eurdemstu/docs/bullseye___72___2018_web_final_fina.
Pavlina, P. (2015) ‘Beyond economics: the geopolitical importance of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership,’ European View, 14, 209-216. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12290-015-0376-0.
Conversation with MAES Alumna Pavlina Pavlova, 8 July 2020. Available at: https://ghum.kuleuven.be/maes/news/i-just-hope-our-missions-are-more-important-than-our-titles-2013-a-conversation-with-maes-alumna-pavlina-pavlova
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