Ms Margherita Blandini
- Ms Margherita Blandini
- LLB Hons. (Catania, Italy), MPhil in Law Hons. (La Rioja, España)
- Research Co-ordinator of the Refugee Law Initiative
- School of Advanced Study
- Room 230 South Block Senate House Malet Street London WC1E 7HU
- 020 7862 8570
- Email address:
Research Summary and Profile
- Research interests:
- Human rights, International Law
- Europe, South America
- Summary of research interests and expertise:
Margherita Blandini manages the RLI’s research promotion and facilitation activities.
Margherita’s research interests encompass EU and Latin American immigration and asylum law and policy, and human-trafficking. She has been a consultant to the Council of Europe in the field of international cultural rights (particularly the right to education and the right to freedom of religion). She previously worked for UNODC and the European Parliament, where she acquired broad experience in the design, implementation and management of research and international cooperation projects.
Spoken Written Italian Fluent Fluent Spanish Fluent Fluent
- Publication Details
Date Details 2007 Shadow Rapport for the European Parliament LIBE Committee´s report on tackling organized crime
- Research Projects & Supervisions
Details Education et diversité religieuse en Méditerranée occidentale
Funded by the Council of Europe
Indicators of parental involvement in school
Funded by European Union, Education and Culture Directorate General
Refugee and Complementary Protection in Mexico Refugee Law Initiative
The RLI aims to function as a national focal point for leading and promoting the refugee law research agenda. It works to create a network to engage the UK community of refugee law scholars and practitioners, stimulate collaboration between academics and non-academics, and achieve policy impact at the national and international level.
- Professional Affiliations
Name Activity Refugee Law Initiative, School of Advanced Study, University of London Research Co-ordinator Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London Visiting Fellow Council of Europe, Directorate General of Education Researcher, Spain Universitá degli Studi di Catania, Italia UNESCO CHAIR “Democratic Citizenship and Cultural Rights” Research Associate
Name Type Activity Start date End date Refugee Law Initiative Working Paper Series Coordinator Young Professionals in Human Rights Member Refugee Law Initiative Doctoral Affiliate network Coordinator Refugee Law Initiative Senior Research Associates network Coordinator
- Relevant Events
Date Details 01-Jan-2013 Co-Convenor, Short Course 'European Asylum Law and Policy' (forthcoming 2013)
This short course is aimed at lawyers, policy-makers, NGO workers, international agency staff, post-graduate students, and others working within the field of or interested, principally, in European Union Asylum Law and Policy.
01-Jan-2012 Coordinator, 'Psychology and Refugee Protection' Seminar Series
The overall objective of the series is to provide a focal point for scholars and practitioners working in the fields of refugee law and psychology to explore the overlap between these two areas, present and receive feedback on current research, and to develop new academic and policy agendas.
01-Jan-2012 Coordinator, 'International Refugee Law' seminar series 2012-2013
The 3rd year of the “International Refugee Law” seminar series aims to consolidate the network of participants developed during the 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 seminar series, and to provide an accessible and public focus for promoting and facilitating cutting-edge research, debate and collaboration on this topic between academics and practitioners.
01-Jan-2012 Coordinator, Workshop on Refugee Law and Policy for High-Level Officials of Commonwealth Governments
The objective of the Workshop was to strengthen selected Commonwealth States’ capacity to protect refugees and implement priority Universal Periodic Review recommendations on refugee protection. Within the structure of a targeted training programme delivered by academic experts and leading practitioners, high-level officials charged with designing and implementing refugee policies in fifteen Commonwealth countries exchanged knowledge and perspectives, and engaged with important new research and thinking in the field. The Workshop was made possible with the support of a Human Rights and Democracy Grant from the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
01-Jan-2012 Coordinator, Short Course 'The International Protection of Refugees and Displaced Persons'
The course offers professional participants a solid practical grounding in the protection of refugees and displaced persons under international law through eight once-weekly evening sessions delivered by leading academic experts and practitioners in the field.
01-Jan-2011 Coordinator, 'International Refugee Law' Seminar Series (2011-2012)
This seminar series aims to provide an accessible and public focus for promoting and facilitating cutting-edge research, debate and collaboration on this topic between academics and practitioners.
01-Jan-2011 Coordinator, 'New Challenges in Refugee Integration' Seminar Series (2011-2012)
This interdisciplinary series of six seminars on new thinking and directions in refugee integration seeks to provide a focal point for scholars and practitioners working on refugee integration in the United Kingdom and internationally to reflect on the state of the art, to present and receive feedback on current work, and to develop research and policy agendas for the future.
Knowledge transfer activities:
Details 'Training of trainers for a sustainable cooperation for development'
Presentation made by invitation of OIDEL (Geneva) at the Summer Course 'La cultura de los Derechos Humanos y los Derechos Humanos en las Culturas' (July 2010)
'Formación de mujeres universitarias para su empoderamiento como operadores de desarrollo en Costa de Marfil'
Presentation delivered on the implementation of a development cooperation project funded by the Government of La Rioja (May 2009, Spain).
- Consultancy & Media
- Available for consultancy: