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Dr Hoxhaj gives evidence to Select Committee hearing on Albania

9 December 2022

Dr Andi Hoxhaj gives evidence to the Home Affairs Committee on the increase in channel crossings by Albanian nationals

Andi Hoxhaj gives evidence

On Wednesday 7 December, Dr Andi Hoxhaj (Lecturer (Teaching) in Law at UCL Laws) appeared before the Home Affairs Committee to give evidence on the increase in channel crossings by Albanian nationals.

Dr Hoxhaj discussed the socio-legal and economic issues in Albania which have impacted migration; how Albanian asylum claimants are managed; and shared details of his research. You can watch Dr Hoxhaj giving evidence below:

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A transcript of the hearing is also available on the UK Parliament website (.pdf).

Dr Hoxhaj was also interviewed on BBC News and Dutch current affairs programme, Nieuwsuur:

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To read more about why so many people are leaving Albania, see Dr Hoxhaj's recent contribution to the UCL Europe blog 'Albania's ghost towns: the crisis that caused the exodus', first published by The Conversation.