Vasiliki Apatzidou is a PhD candidate at Queen Mary University of London, and she is researching border procedures in EU Asylum Law. Vasiliki graduated from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Bachelor in Law). She pursued her LLM in International and European Law at KU Leuven. Her thesis focused on Alternatives to Immigration Detention. She also completed her second Master's Degree in International Humanitarian Action, specializing in Forced Migration and Human Security at the University of Groningen and the University of Malta. She is an experienced legal advisor and field practitioner, working in the refugee field in Greece since 2016. She is also a teaching assistant at the LLB Programme of Queen Mary. Additionally, she is a tutor on EU Asylum Law at the MA Refugee Protection and Forced Migration Studies of the University of London.


For a full list of publications by Vasiliki Apatzidou, please visit visit the Queen Mary, University of London website.

Outputs/impacts of work with the RLI

Presentations at RLI Conferences
  • 'Solidarity in EU Asylum Law: Fairness in Sharing Responsibilities or a Crisis Management Tool?' in the Conference on the Interaction between Primary and Secondary Law in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice, KU Leuven, March 2023. 
  • 'Shifting Borders in the EU: Externalisation vs Internalisation' in the online panel discussion on the Externalisation of Asylum Law, Brunel University, April 2023.
Blogposts published on the RLI website