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BIPR | The Human Trafficking Initiative Series – Advantages of the Blockchain. Disrupting Organized Crime through Law Enforcement, Private and Other Non-Traditional Partnerships
The Human Trafficking Initiative Series – Advantages of the Blockchain. Disrupting Organized Crime through Law Enforcement, Private and Other Non-Traditional Partnerships

November 20, 2023 - 18:30

Alexandra Andhov - Michal Gromek - Alexandra Malangone

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The Human Trafficking Initiative Series – Advantages of the Blockchain. Disrupting Organized Crime through Law Enforcement, Private and Other Non-Traditional Partnerships

hosted by Professor Sara Pennicino

Alexandra Andhov
Copenhagen University
Michal Gromek
Digital Asset Taskforce (DATF), Global Coalition to Fight Financial Crime
Alexandra Malangone
Moderator - Johns Hopkins University SAIS Europe

For further information on the Human Trafficking Initiative you can visit our website or contact Alexandra Malangone.


Alexandra Andhov is a distinguished authority in law and technology. She currently holds the position of Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen. Andhov's expertise lies in understanding and regulating emergent technologies, encompassing areas like blockchain, crypto assets, and artificial intelligence. In the realm of academia, Andhov infuses her teaching with an entrepreneurial spirit. She has pioneered courses centred on start-up law, blockchain regulation, and computational legal thought. Beyond her academic pursuits, Andhov stands as the founder of the Copenhagen Legal/Tech Lab. This initiative serves as a nexus for research and education, championing legal innovation within the University of Copenhagen's Faculty of Law. In 2019, Alexandra's academic excellence was further acknowledged during her tenure as a Fulbright Scholar at Cornell Law School. At present, Andhov plays a pivotal role on several advisory boards for fintech companies, international NGO Finance Watch, and is a member of the Global Coalition to Fight Financial Crime and its Digital Assets Taskforce. In September 2023, Andhov was appointed as an International Affiliated Scholar with the Blockchain Law for Social Good Center in San Francisco. Her proactive involvement with the Nordic start-up ecosystem, coupled with her advisory roles, stands as a testament to her dynamic and forward-thinking approach in her domain.


Alexandra Malangone is a Slovak lawyer who has coordinated the CCSDD Human Trafficking Chapter since September 2020. In 2012 Malangone began working for the Human Rights League - a prominent Slovak NGO in the field of immigration and asylum law. She is one of the leading experts on issues relating to the protection of human rights of victims of trafficking in the country. From 2008-2016, she served as an independent national expert in the Council of Europe GRETA (Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings) and was a rapporteur for Denmark, Norway, Italy, Latvia, and Slovenia. From 2006 to 2009 she was a UN Office on Drugs and Crime National Project Officer in Bratislava, Slovakia, heading the local UNODC office. Prior to this, she worked as a junior for the OSCE Special Representative and Coordinator on Action Against Trafficking in Human Beings. Malangone graduated in International and European Law from Utrecht University and holds a Masters degree in International Cooperation and Development from the University of Pavia. In June 2016, she participated in a three week International Visitor Leadership Programme on Human Trafficking run by the US State Department. Malangone has most recently consulted for the OSCE OSR Office (Simulation based training on combating human trafficking in mixed-migratory flows), OSCE/ODIHR (National Referral Mechanisms), the Council of Europe (Alternatives to Detention), UNODC Morocco (National Referral Mechanism in Morocco) and ECPAT Austria (Safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults).
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