Ingrid Boccardi has been teaching part-time at UCL since 1997, where she obtained
her Ph.D in EU Law in 2001. She joined the Faculty full-time in September 2003
and teaches jointly in Laws and in the Department of European Social and Political
She previously worked for the European Commission in Brussels and has been
acting as a source to the BBC and CNN with regard to EU asylum/refugee issues
and developments since 2000. She has also acted as an external consultant for
the European Council of Refugees and Exiles and the UNHCR.
Research and Publications
Ingrid Boccardi’s main research focus is on the development of EU Migration
Law and Policy, EU Citizenship and Home and Justice Affairs.
In 2002 she published Europe and Refugees: Towards an EU Asylum Policy,
European Monograph Series, Kluwer Law International (2002), a comprehensive
analysis of the development of the EU competence on Asylum.
She has presented numerous international papers on the development of the EU
Common Asylum System and recently published ‘Confronting a false Dilemma:
EU Asylum Policy between “Protection” and “Securitization”’
in O’Cinneide C. and Holder J. Current Legal Problems volume
60 (OUP, 2007). She is also collaborating with the European Council of Refugees
and Exiles (ECRE) in reviewing the functioning of the EU Common European Asylum
System. One of the first papers of this project (on the reform of the EU Dublin
System) will be published in early 2008.
Her current research projects include a monograph on the external dimension
of EU Asylum policy, an article on new modes of governance in the EU Migration
field and an analysis of the impact of EU Immigration initiatives on the development
of the EU Citizenship concept.
Current Teaching Undergraduate
European Union Law
Introduction to Italian Law
Italian Public Law
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