Dr. Violeta Moreno-Lax

Email: v.moreno-lax@qmul.ac.uk

Website: https://qmul.academia.edu/VioletaMorenoLax



Violeta Moreno-Lax co-ordinates EU Asylum Law research and teaching activities for the RLI. She is a Lecturer in Law at Queen Mary, University of London, where she teaches EU Law and EU Migration Law. She has previously taught at the Universities of Liverpool, Oxford, Louvain, and Nijmegen as well as at the College of Europe. She has also acted as consultant for the European Parliament and the European Commission, and has advised a number of governmental and non-governmental organisations active in the area of refugee and migrant rights. Her current research focuses on the interface between border control, migration management and international protection under EU and international law. Key works include: Seeking Asylum in Europe: Border Controls and Refugee Rights under EU Law, (OUP, forthcoming); EU Immigration and Asylum Law, 2nd Ed., (with S. Peers, E. Guild et al), (Brill, 2012); ‘Seeking Asylum in the Mediterranean’, (2011) 23 IJRL 174; and ‘Must EU Borders Have Doors for Refugees?’, (2008) 10 EJML 315.

Publications/recent projects:

  • 'Boat Refugees' and Migrants at Sea: A Comprehensive Approach: Integrating Maritime Security with Human Rights. (2017) Edited with Efthymios Papastavridis. International Refugee Law Book Series.

  • Accessing Asylum in Europe: Extraterritorial Border Controls and Refugee Rights under EU Law (Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming)

  • EU Immigration and Asylum Law, 2nd Ed., Vol. 3 (Asylum), co-authored and co-edited with S. Peers, M. Garlick and E. Guild (Leiden/Boston: Brill, 2015), 682 pp

  • ‘Systematising Systemic Integration: “War Refugees”, Regime Relations, and a Proposal for a Cumulative Approach to International Commitments’ (2014) 12(5) Journal of International Criminal Justice 907-929 [shortlisted for the JICJ Prize]