Last year Border Criminologies launched its Guest Twitter project, which aimed to give the floor to emerging scholars, researchers, and practitioners from around the world to share their work, ideas, opinions and news from their countries, etc. (you can see last year's Guest tweeters here, here, here, here, and here). This week we would like to welcome, Paolo Biondi, our first guest for this year. 

Paolo Biondi is an independent consultant on migration and refugee policy and a PhD candidate at the School of Advanced Study, University of London. His research focuses on responsibility sharing in the EU as an interest-based obligation. Paolo holds a MA in Law from the University of Pisa and a MA in Human Rights and Democratisation from the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation. He previously worked for the UNHCR Bureau for Europe, European Parliament, Migration Policy Centre (EUI), UNHCR Liaison Office to EASO and UNHCR Liaison Office to OSCE and Vienna-based UN Agencies. Paolo is an associate member of the International Association of Refugee Law Judges and a research affiliate to the Refugee Law Initiative at the School of Advanced Study, University of London. Paolo’s current work revolves around the extraterritorial application of the ECHR to acts of facilitation of internationally wrongful acts committed by another state and the positive obligations inherent in the non-refoulement principle. Paolo is on Twitter @PaoloBiondi82 
Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in tweets by our Guests do not necessarily reflect the views of Border Criminologies.


If you are interested in participating in this project please contact Andriani Fili (