Dr. Violeta Moreno-Lax is Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Law, Founding Director of the Immigration Law programme, and inaugural co-Director and co-founder of the Centre for European and International Legal Affairs (CEILA) at Queen Mary University of London, where she teaches EU law and International Refugee and Migration Law. She is also Visiting Professor of EU Justice and Home Affairs at the College of Europe (Bruges); Legal Adviser at the Global Legal Action Network (GLAN); Senior Fellow of the Centre of European Law of King's College London; Co-Chair of The Refugee Law Observatory; and a member of the Steering Committee of the Migration Law Network. She has previously been a Lecturer in Law at the Universities of Liverpool and Oxford and held visiting positions at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and  International Law, the Universities of Macquarie, New South Wales, Oxford, Nijmegen, and The Hague Academy of International Law. She has published widely in the areas of international and European refugee and migration law and regularly consults for the EU institutions and other organisations active in the field.

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]