Dr Mariagiulia Giuffré

Biography

Dr Mariagiulia Giuffré (PhD, LLM, FHEA) is a Senior Lecturer in Law at the Department of Law and Criminology, Edge Hill University (UK), a Research Affiliate to the Refugee Law Initiative (RLI), School of Advanced Study, University of London, an Associate to ASGI (Italian Association for Juridical Studies on Immigration), a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a Member of the Society of Legal Scholars and of the European Union Studies Association, as well as a Member of the Advisory Board of Süleyman Demirel University Faculty of Law Review (Turkey). She received her PhD in International and European Law (Distinction and Doctor Europaeus Certificate) from the School of International Studies of the University of Trento (Italy) in May 2014, and has served as an Intern at the Italian Consulate in London.

Over the last years, she has been a Research Fellow at the Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford and at the Centre of Migration Law at the Radboud University of Nijmegen. She has been a Guest Lecturer in a number of universities, including University of Oxford, College of Europe, Queen Mary, University of London, the International Institute of Humanitarian Law in Sanremo, Lund University, and Naples University “L’Orientale”. From October 2010 to September 2013, she has been affiliated as a Guest Researcher to the Faculty of Law, Lund University where she has taught on the LLM programs in Maritime Law and International Human Rights Law.

Dr Giuffré has been consulted as a legal analyst by European Union bodies, governments, and a number of law firms and NGOs to write expert reports on human rights and migration, law of the sea, extradition, and the law and practice of search and rescue (SAR) at sea. She is part of an international research project on “Administrative Detention of Palestinians in Israel”. She has also taken part to a project funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and jointly convened by the Center for International Criminal Justice (Free University of Amsterdam, Netherlands) and the Refugee Law Initiative, University of London. The title of the project is “Undesirable and Unreturnable? Excluded Asylum-seekers and Other Migrants Suspected of Serious Criminality but Who Cannot Be Removed.”

Dr Giuffré is a Member of the Group of Experts for the Project IN LIMINE led by ASGI, and funded by OPEN SOCIETY (2019-2020). The project aims to conduct research and strategic litigation before Italian and international courts concerning migration in transit zones, including ports, airports and hotspots. She is also part of the Group of Experts for the Project SCIABACA, also led by ASGI and funded by FONDAZIONE CHARLEMAGNE (2019-2020). The project explores current practices of externalization of borders with the primary goal to carry out research; train lawyers in African countries of origin of migrants, and prepare strategic litigation on migrants and refugee rights before domestic, foreign and international courts/ UN human rights committees, also together with lawyers in countries of origin/transit of migrants in Africa.

Dr Giuffré has recently submitted her monograph on the “Readmission of Asylum Seekers under International Law” (Hart Publishing, 2019). She is a mentor and supervisor to a number of PhD students both in the UK and abroad. Those who are interested in doing a PhD with her, can write an email to giuffrem@edgehil.ac.uk.  Her research interests are in International and European Law, Refugee Law and Policy, Human Rights and Migration Law. She is currently focusing on externalization of migration controls and State responsibility.


Qualifications

  • PhD International and European Law, School of International Studies, Trento University, Italy (in co-supervision with the Faculty of Law, Lund University, Sweden), 2014
  • LLM Human Rights Law, Queen Mary University of London, UK, 2008
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • MA International and European Studies, Messina University, Italy, 2006

Teaching

  • LAW2001/LAW3051 European Union Constitutional Law
  • LAW2004/LAW3052 European Union Substantive Law
  • LAW3048 Refugee and Migration Law
  • LLM4014 Public International Law

Research Interests

  • Public International Law
  • European Union Law
  • International Human Rights Law
  • Refugee and Migration Law

Publications

Books

Book Chapters

  • Giuffré M, (with Moreno-Lax V), ‘The Raise of Consensual Containment: From “Contactless Control” to ‘Contactless Responsibility’ for Migratory Flows’, The Research Handbook on International Refugee Law, Satvinder Juss (eds), Edward Elgar Publishing, 2019.
  • Giuffré M, “Access to Asylum at Sea? Non-refoulement and a Comprehensive Approach to Extraterritorial Human Rights Obligations” in V Moreno Lax and E Papastavridis (eds) Boat Refugees’ and Migrants at Sea: A Comprehensive Approach Integrating Maritime Security with Human Rights (Brill 2017)
  • Giuffré M., (2015) ‘The Obligation to Readmit and the Relationship between Interstate and EU Readmission Agreements’, in Ippolito F. and Trevisanut S. (eds.), Migration in Mare Nostrum: Mechanisms of International Cooperation, Cambridge University Press.
  • Giuffré, M. (2015), ‘Access to Protection: Negotiating Rights and Diplomatic Assurances under Memoranda of Understanding’, in Gauci, J.P., Giuffré M. and Tsourdi, L., (eds.), ‘Exploring the Boundaries of Refugee Law: Current Protection Challenges’, Brill, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers.
  • Gauci, J.P., Giuffré M. and Tsourdi, L., (eds.) (2015), ‘Introduction’, in Gauci, J.P., Giuffré M. and Tsourdi, L., (eds.), ‘‘Exploring the Boundaries of Refugee Law: Current Protection Challenges’, Brill, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers.
  • Giuffré, M. et al. (2006), ‘Il Movimento Indipendentista Armato ETA’, in Sources of Conflict and Prospects for Peace in the Mediterranean Basin within the North-South Relations: Acta from Peace Studies Conference’, in Saija, M. (ed.), ‘Peace Studies Conference’, Giappichelli

Journal Articles, Papers and Reports

Conference Papers

  • 13 March 2019: College of Europe, Warsaw, on “Is soft law really the solution to manage migration?”
  • 17-19 May 2019: SABIR Festival, ASGI, on ‘Ports’ closure and push-backs by proxy: What role for the European Court of Human Rights?”
  • 3-5 June 2019: Annual RLI Conference, University of London, on Externalization of European Borders: State responsibility under human rights law European Court of Human Rights
  • 19 September 2019: European Court of Human Rights, on “Counter-terrorism and the ECtHR: State of Emergency and Deportation with Assurances in Context”
  • 1 February 2018: Odysseus Network 3rd Annual Conference, Université libre de Bruxelles
  • 7-8 November 2017: Workshop ‘Tackling Root Causes?
  • 6 October 2017: Scholars-Practitioners Workshop ‘Italia, Europa e la Sfida della governance migratoria: Un confronto tra gli accademici e i pratici’, University of Pisa
  • EU Aid and Governance to Control Migration’, University of Nottingham
  • 5-7 June 2017: Annual RLI Conference, University of London
  • 8-9 June 2017: XXII Annual Conference on ‘Migration and International Law: Beyond the Emergency?’, University of Trento
  • 4-6 May 2017: Annual EUSA Conference, Miami
  • 29 June -1 July 2016: Conference on ‘The Future of Refugee Law? Refugee Law Initiative, School of Advanced Studies (SAS), University of London
  • 27-28 June 2016: Conference on ‘Europe’s crisis: What future for immigration and asylum law and policy?’, Queen Mary, University of London
  • 25-26 January 2016: Conference on Policy challenges around excluded asylum-seekers and other migrants suspected of serious criminality but who cannot be removed, School of Advanced Studies (SAS), University of London
  • 26 November 2015: Book Launch event for the volume titled ‘Exploring the Boundaries of Refugee Law’ (Brill 2015) edited by Gauci, Giuffre’ & Tsourdi (School of Advanced Studies (SAS), University of London
  • 9-10 October 2015:  IELF 2015 – Europe’s Shared Burden: Collective Responsibility for Migrants at Sea, University College Dublin
  • 2 September 2015: ‘Refugee Crisis in the Mediterranean: European Response and State Duties at Sea’Society of Legal Scholars Conference, York University
  • 17 July 2015: ‘How Should Europe Respond to the Mediterranean Refugee Crisis?’ Refugee Week Panel Discussion. University of Oxford, Refugee Studies Centre
  • 19 May 2015: ‘Undesirable and Unreturnable?: Diplomatic Assurances and Human Rights Barriers to Removal’. University of Oxford, Refugee Studies Centre
  • 27 March 2015: ‘Expelling Undesirable Foreigners: The Challenge of Human Rights’, Centre of International Criminal Justice, Free University Amsterdam
  • 20 March 2015: ‘Point of Non-Return? Deportation with Assurances and MoUs’, University of Athens
  • 23 October 2014: ‘Diplomatic Assurances, MoUs, and Human Rights Barriers to Removal’, Workshop: ‘Undesirable and unreturnable’: the UK’s response to excluded asylum seekers and other migrants suspected of serious criminality’, Chancellor’s Hall, Senate House, London, UK,
  • 6-7 October 2014: ‘Undesirable and Unreturnable: Diplomatic Assurances in Context’, L/UMIN Symposium, Lund University.
  • 23-24 June 2014: ‘Refugee Rights on the High Seas: Extraterritorial Human Rights Obligations and Access to Protection’, Boat Refugees’ and Migrants at Sea: A Comprehensive Approach Integrating Maritime Security with Human Rights – School of Advanced Studies (SAS), University of London.
  • 24 October 2013: ‘Bilateral Agreements Linked to Readmission and Refugee Rights: A Story in Three Parts’, Faculty of Law, Lund University.
  • 5 December 2012: ‘Negotiating Refugee Rights and Diplomatic Assurances under Memoranda of Understanding’, Refugee Law Initiative Postgraduate Conference, University of London.
  • 3-5 September 2012: ‘Standard Readmission Agreements and Refugee Rights: from a Critique to a Proposal’, University Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES) Conference, Passau.
  • 5 May 2011: ‘La Politica UE di Esternalizzazione dei Controlli Migratori alla luce della crisi Nord-Africana del 2011’, Associazione Alumni, Faculty of Law, Trento University
  • 28 March 2011), ‘The Right to Asylum on the High Seas’, School of International Studies, Trento University
  • 16 February 2011: ‘Bilateral Agreements Linked to Readmission and Refugee Protection Responsibilities beyond Borders: the Italy’s Push-backs to Libya in Context’, Faculty of Law, Lund University.
  • 17 June 2010: ‘Agreements Linked to Readmission: An Overview’, Centre for Migration Law, Radboud University, Nijmegen.
  • 25-26 January 2016 (Forthcoming): Conference on Policy challenges around excluded asylum-seekers and other migrants suspected of serious criminality but who cannot be removed, School of Advanced Studies (SAS), University of London
  • 26 November 2015 (Forthcoming): Book Launch event for the volume titled ‘Exploring the Boundaries of Refugee Law’ (Brill 2015) edited by Gauci, Giuffre’ & Tsourdi (School of Advanced Studies (SAS), University of London
  • 9-10 October 2015 (Forthcoming): IELF 2015 – Europe’s Shared Burden: Collective Responsibility for Migrants at Sea, University College Dublin
  • 2 September 2015: ‘Refugee Crisis in the Mediterranean: European Response and State Duties at Sea’Society of Legal Scholars Conference, York University
  • 17 July 2015: ‘How Should Europe Respond to the Mediterranean Refugee Crisis?’ Refugee Week Panel Discussion. University of Oxford, Refugee Studies Centre
  • 19 May 2015: ‘Undesirable and Unreturnable?: Diplomatic Assurances and Human 27 March 2015: ‘Expelling Undesirable Foreigners: The Challenge of Human Rights’, Centre of International Criminal Justice, Free University Amsterdam
  • 20 March 2015: ‘Point of Non-Return? Deportation with Assurances and MoUs’, University of Athens
  • Rights Barriers to Removal’. University of Oxford, Refugee Studies Centre