Dr Mariagiulia Giuffré, Lecturer in Law at Edge Hill University, has been awarded a funded Visiting Research Fellowship by the School of Advanced Study, University of London.

Founded in 1994, the School of Advanced Study at the University of London is the only institution in the UK that is nationally funded to promote and facilitate research in the humanities.

During her fellowship, Mariagiulia will conduct joint research with the Refugee Law Initiative on the new frontiers of the EU externalisation of migration controls.

Currently the EU opts for a strategy based on externalisation of migration controls aimed at limiting onward movement of migrants and refugees to Europe through financial and technical support to third countries of origin or transit, such as Turkey and Libya.

Mariagiulia’s research will explore whether a migration containment policy designed to prevent refugees’ departures from their countries of origin or transit, and hamper access to Europe, can engage the international responsibility of European States for breach of human rights obligations.

Mariagiulia joined Edge Hill’s Law and Criminology department in 2013 and her research interests and publications are in International and European Law, Refugee Law, Human Rights and Migration Law and Policy. She has been a Guest Lecturer and Researcher in a number of universities both in the UK and abroad, and she is the co-editor of the book Exploring the Boundaries of Refugee Law: Current Protection Challenges.