Law School Public Lecture - Professor Elspeth Guild, Queen Mary University of London
Title: Interrogating EU and UK Borders and Controls on Persons
‘Borders and their controls are rarely off the front pages of EU and UK media - whether it be small boats crossing the English Channel, migrant camps in Calais or North Africa, and most controversially arrivals of people on small boats from Libya to EU shores. In this lecture I will examine why border controls are so complex and challenging for states and regional bodies like the EU. Specifically, what does the investment of state sovereignty in border controls on persons achieve both in law and politics?’
Professor Guild provides regular advice to the European Parliament, the European Commission, the Council of Europe and other European and international organizations (such as the UNHCR) on free movement of persons, migration and asylum. Professor Guild is co-chair of the European Sub Committee, Immigration Law Practitioners Association, the UK legal profession’s voice on immigration and asylum matters.
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