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Dr Silvia Bartolini holds a PhD in EU law from King’s College London, an MA in Advanced Interdisciplinary European Studies from College of Europe and a MA in International and European law from UCLouvain. She is an Associate Researcher at IEE Université Saint Louis Bruxelles and a Visiting Professor at Université Catholique de Lille where she teaches the law of Area of Freedom, Security and Justice. Previously she worked as a référendaireat the European Court of Justice and practiced law in the field of Human Rights Law.She was a visiting lecturer at King’s College London where she was nominated for the Teaching Excellence Award, at BSIS University of Kent, European School of Political and Social Science Lille and Universita di Verona. She is an analyst for EU Law Live. Her research interests focus on migration issues, judicial cooperation in civil matters and more specifically on the protection of abducted children caught within the threads of conflict of the return of the child proceedings under Brussels II ter. Her work was published in top law reviews such as Common Market Law Review, European Human Rights Law Review, European Public Law Review. She is now researching on the emergence of a unified concept of the best interests of the child in EU law.


Setting up the framework to avoid the (mis)application of the particularly serious crime exception to deny refugee status: the XXX, AA and M.A. cases before the Court of Justice –; Mutual Trust trough the Looking Glass: The Protection of Children's Fundamental Rights of Children in EU Return Proceedings - Oñati Socio Legal Series 2023; Ops You Did It Again: AG Rantos Advises the Court of Justice To Declare That Once Again Hungary Has Failed to Fulfil Its Obligations Under EU Asylum Law -; The Best Interests of the Child Should Always Come First -; The Migration and Asylum Crisis in Times of Pandamic - Book Chapter in " EU law in Times of Pandemic: The EU's Legal Response to COVID-19" Edited by Dolores Utrilla and Anjum Shabbir EU Law Live Press; The Respect of EU Asylum Law in Times of Emergencies: The M.A. Case Before the Court of Justice –; Article 47 of the Charter Calls for a Stricter Framing of National Procedural Law in Proceedings Relating to Visa Refusals -; Solidarity in Times of Crisis –; Another Piece of the Puzzle Surrounding the Application of Article 20 TFEU -; Return Directive or Criminal Law? The next step is Arib - EU Migration Law Blog; In the Name of the Bests Interests of the Child: the Principle of Mutual   Trust in Child Abduction Cases - Common Market Law Review; Dans quelles conditions une victime de tortures passées bénéficie-t-elle de la protection subsidiaire? - Journal de Droit Européen; The Urgent Preliminary Reference Procedure: 10 Years On - European Public Law Review; The Right to Family Reunification of Unaccompanied Minors Asylum Seekers before the Court of Justice of the EU - European Law Blog; Recent Developments in Luxembourg: The activities of the Courts in 2016 - European Public Law Review; Immigration Detention before the CJEU: the Interrelationship between the Return Directive and the recast Reception Conditions Directive and Their Impact on the Rights of Third Country Nationals - European Human Rights Law Review; Life as Human Rights Court: Challenges and developments in the EU Courts activity in 2014 - European Public Law Review; Unlawful Removal of a Child - The case of C. v M. before the Court - Cyprus Human Rights Law Review; Judicial Review of Detention before Removal and Fundamental Rights  Cyprus Human Rights Law Review; Life imprisonment in Cyprus as degrading and inhuman treatment: the case of Kafkaris before the ECHR - European Human Rigths Law Review