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Therese Comodini Cachia is a lawyer by profession working in the field of human rights. She has been representing victims of human rights violations since 1997 through court proceedings both before the Maltese courts as well as before the European Court of Human Rights.
She has also been heavily involved in non-governmental organisations having acted as their legal advisor. Her work with non-governmental organisations has kept her abreast with the perceptions held by and the social needs of different groups in society. She believes in respect for the dignity of each individual.
She is a lecturer at the Faculty of Laws of the University of Malta and coordinates the Masters degree in Human Rights and Democratisation. She also lectured at the University of Utrecht, in Holland and at the Europa-Viadrina University in Germany.
In May 2014 Comodini Cachia was elected Member of the European Parliament. She is a member of the Culture, Education, Youth Policy, Media and Sport Committee (CULT), the Legal Affairs Committee (JURI), Human Rights Subcommittee (DROI) and also serves on the Committee of Inquiry into Money laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasion (PANA). She is also a member of the delegation for relations with the Palestinian Legislative Council, that to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union for the Mediterranean and the Delegation for relations with the People's Republic of China.
She has worked on Digital Single Market related files such as that of geo-blocking, cultural and creative industries, 5G as well as on the implementation of Infosoc. She is currently rapporteur for the Copyright Directive report in Committee on Legal Affairs.
In March 2016, Comodini Cachia was named MEP of the Year by The Parliament Magazine in the field of corporate governance. In March 2017 Comodini Cachia was placed 27th among the POLITICO’s list of the MEPs who matter in 2017.
Comodini Cachia has actively participated in the Partit Nazzjonalista and was a member of the Commission for the revision of the Statute and Party Structures. She is also seen as a point of reference for the Parliamentary Group having contributed to a number of positions including amendments to the Constitution of Malta. Currently she coordinates the Policy Fora of the Nationalist Party. In January 2015 she was appointed shadow Minister for Education and Employment.
Comodini Cachia graduated in law in 1997 and holds a Ph.D. in human rights law. She is married to Vladimiro and mother of a daughter, Laura.