Christina Velentza





Christina Velentza was an Academy Stavros Niarchos Foundation Fellow with the International Law Programme and Europe Programme, Chatham House in 2015-16. She is a policy advisor, an attorney at law and legal adviser with the Athens Bar Association, Greece. She has worked for the Greek Asylum Service (Ministry of Interior) in partnership with UNHCR on refugee status determination procedure and assessment of claims for international protection. She has previously worked for the EEAS, Legal Service in the General Secretariat of the Council of the EU and NGOs in the field of human rights. 
Her research interests are International and European law, international refugee law, migration, internal displacement and international cooperation and she is currently researching the cooperation between Greece and Turkey through the Syrian refugee crisis in the Mediterranean. Christina is a PhD candidate in international refugee law and human rights (Greek State Foundation Scholar), holds her MA in European Studies (Law) from the University of Strasbourg and her BA in Law from the Demokriteion University of Thrace, Greece.

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