Izabella Majcher

Email: izabella.majcher@graduateinstitute.chizabellla.majcher@globaldetentionproject.org

Website: https://www.globaldetentionproject.org/izabella-majcher



Izabella Majcher is a PhD candidate in International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID) in Geneva. Her doctoral research focuses on the European Union return policy and its compliance with international human rights law. Izabella also works as a researcher at the Global Detention Project, which is an independent centre based in Geneva, dedicated to the research on immigration detention in countries around the world. Izabella is also a volunteer detention monitor with the Ligue suisse des droits de l'Homme and regularly visits the places of immigration detention.

Publications/recent projects:

  • “Border Securitization and Containment vs. Fundamental Rights: The European Union’s ‘Refugee Crisis’.” (2017) Georgetown Journal of Internatioal Affairs.
  • When Is Immigration Detention Lawful? The Monitoring Practices of UN Human Rights Mechanisms. Global Detention Project Working Paper No. 21 (2017)
  • “The CJEU’s Ruling in Celaj: Criminal penalties, entry bans and the Returns Directive.” EU Law and Analysis (2015)
  • “Human Rights Violations during EU Border Surveillance and Return Operations: Frontex’ Shared Responsibility or Complicity?” (2015)

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