Violeta Moreno-Lax


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, and a 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). And she regularly acts as expert consultant for the EU institutions and other organisations active in the field.

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Time to Investigate European Agents for Crimes against Migrants in Libya

In March 2011, the ICC Office of the Prosecutor of the international criminal court opened its investigation into the situation in Libya, following a referral by the UN Security Council. The investigation concerns crimes against humanity in Libya starting 15 February 2011, including the crimes against humanity of murder and persecution, allegedly committed by Libyan agents. As…

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