UCL Faculty of Laws


Natalie Sedacca

Natalie Sedacca
Key information

Natalie joined the Faculty of Laws in September 2017. Her research focuses on the intersection between labour rights and human rights in relation to domestic workers. It has been supported by the London Arts and Humanities Partnership and a Faculty of Laws Research Scholarship.

Natalie's primary supervisor is Professor Virginia Mantouvalou in the Faculty of Laws. Her secondary supervisor is Dr Par Engstrom in the Institute of the Americas, reflecting her empirical interest in Latin America. 

Natalie has been a Lecturer at Exeter Law School since January 2021. Prior to that she was a Teaching Fellow at UCL from 2018 to 2020, teaching Tort and Employment Law. In 2020 Natalie convened a course on Labour Law and Human Rights at Queen Mary University of London. 

Natalie is a trustee for the migrant domestic worker NGO Kalayaan, and is on the Executive Committee of Lawyers for Palestinian Human Rights. Natalie holds a BA / MA (Cantab) from Cambridge in Archaeology & Anthropology and an LLM in Transnational Law from King's College London.

Prior to entering academia Natalie spent nine years in legal practice (two years in training and seven years as a qualified solicitor) specialising in claims against the police and public authorities.

Natalie is a member of the Socio-Legal Studies Association and the Society of Legal Scholars.

Research Supervisors

Areas of Expertise

Human Rights, Employment and Equality

Professional Experience

  • 2008 - 2010: Trainee Solicitor
  • 2010 - 2017: Solicitor specialising in Civil Liberties




  • Sedacca, N, 2019. 'Migrant domestic workers and the right to a private and family life', Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights, 32, 288-310.
  • Sedacca, N, 2019. The ‘turn’ to Criminal Justice in Human Rights Law: An Analysis in the Context of the 2016 Colombian Peace Agreement. Human Rights Law Review, 19, 315–345


  • Sedacca, N, 2017. Abortion in Latin America in International Perspective: Limitations and Potentials of the Use of Human Rights Law to Challenge Restrictions. Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law & Justice, 32, 109-136.

Policy Report


  • Sedacca, N and Sharp, A, 2019. 'Dignity, Not Destitution: The Impact of Differential Rights to Work for Migrant Domestic Workers' - report for Kalayaan.