HRAS announces Dr Violeta Moreno Lax and Oscar Pajuelo as speakers for the International Maritime Human Rights Conference 2018

Press Release 

Friday 12th October 2018

London. UK. Human Rights at Sea is delighted to present Violeta Moreno-Lax and Oscar Pajuelo, who will be speaking together at the International Maritime Human Rights conference this October.

Dr Violeta Moreno-Lax is Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Law, Founder of the Immigration Law programme, and co-Director and co-founder of the Centre for European and International Legal Affairs (CEILA) at Queen Mary University of London. She is also Visiting Professor at the College of Europe, Legal Adviser for the Global Legal Action Network (GLAN), and Coordinator of the Search and Rescue Observatory for the Mediterranean (SAROBMED). Equally, she holds the positions of Senior Fellow of the Centre of European Law of King’s College London, Co-Chair of The Refugee Law Observatory, and Steering Committee member of the Migration Law Network. She has previously been a Lecturer in Law at the Universities of Liverpool and Oxford and held visiting positions at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, The Hague Academy of International Law, and the Universities of Macquarie, New South Wales, Oxford, and Nijmegen.

She has published widely in the areas of international and European refugee and migration law, including her recent monograph: Accessing Asylum in Europe (Oxford University Press, 2017), and regularly consults for the EU institutions and other organisations active in the field, her latest work in this regard is the European Added Value Assessment accompanying the European Parliament’s Legislative Own-Initiative Report (Rapp. Lopez Aguilar) on Humanitarian Visas – Legal Aspects (Brussels, 2018)

Oscar Pajuelo is a lawyer who graduated from the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru and holds an LLM in Immigration Law by Queen Mary University of London.

During his professional experience, Oscar has not only worked for several years in the Global Immigration Department of PwC, specializing in corporate and immigration matters but has also specialised in refugee law, environmental displacement and the law of the sea. While studying in Queen Mary University of London, he was a Legal Intern in the European Council on Refugees (ECRE) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). Currently he works as assistant project coordinator for SAROBMED (Search and Rescue Observatory for the Mediterranean).

Violeta and Oscar will partake in Session 2 of the conference, on the topic of ‘Technology and Human Rights’.

Visit the website and book a ticket for the 2018 International Maritime Human Rights Conference  here.


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