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Book Forum: Accessing Asylum in Europe by Dr Violeta Moreno-Lax

2 November 2018

Time: 4:00 - 7:00pm
Venue: Room 313, School of Law, Queen Mary, University of London, Mile End Road, E1 4NS, London

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Centre for European and International Legal Affairs

The Centre for European and International Legal Affairs presents a book forum for Dr Violeta Moreno-Lax's monograph, Accessing Asylum in Europe: Extraterritorial Border Controls and Refugee Rights under EU Law (OUP 2017).

A drinks reception will follow this event for those in attendance.

About Accessing Asylum in Europe: Extraterritorial Border Controls and Refugee Rights under EU Law

  • Provides a timely assessment of the interplay between border and migration controls and the rights of migrants, with particular attention to access to asylum.
  • Exhaustively covers the field providing detailed insights for scholars, practitioners and students.
  • Examines what the current law states, building to points of contention, and then proposes solutions for the future in the application and interpretation of the law.

About the Author

Dr Violeta Moreno-Lax is Senior Lecturer in Law, founding Director of the Immigration Law programme, and inaugural Co-Director (2014-16) and co-founder of the Centre for European and International Legal Affairs (CEILA) at Queen Mary University of London. She is also Visiting Professor at the College of Europe, Fellow of the Centre of European Law of King’s College London, EU Asylum Law Coordinator at the Refugee Law Initiative of the University of London, Co-Chair of The Refugee Law Observatory, Co-convener of the Society of Legal Scholars (SLS) Migration Law Section, as well as member of the Steering Committee of the Migration Law Network.

Before coming to Queen Mary, she was a Lecturer in Law at the Universities of Liverpool (2012-13) and Oxford (2011-12). She has held visiting positions at the Universities of Macquarie and New South Wales (2016-17), Oxford (2010-12), Nijmegen (2009-10), and The Hague Academy of International Law (Research Session 2010). She has published widely in the areas of international and European refugee and migration law, including her recent monograph: Accessing Asylum Europe: Extraterritorial Border Controls and Refugee Rights Under EU Law (Oxford: OUP, 2017) 624 pp. And she regularly acts as expert consultant for the EU institutions and other organisations active in the field.

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