PhD researcher or student information
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Degrees BA: Bachelor of Laws (LLB), University of Malta
Master of Laws in Immigration Law (LLM), Queen Mary University of London
Doctor of Laws (LLD), University of Malta
PhD Research Information
Brief description:This dissertation focuses on migrants with mental healthcare needs in EU Member States who are at risk of removal to a State where mental healthcare is unavailable or falls short of established human rights standards. It explores a disability-sensitive interpretation of non-refoulement by reference to the impact of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on EU Member States’ obligations towards these individuals with a view to identifying whether any such protection merely entails an exemption from deportation or whether it gives rise to an individual claim to a complementary protection status.
Methodology:The project uses a legal-doctrinal methodology, drawing on a multi-disciplinary approach, combining knowledge from different legal branches (International Human Rights law, International Refugee and Migration Law, EU law) together with forced migration studies, public policy and mental health research.
Keywords: Charter of Fundamental Rights, mental health, non-refoulement, Returns Directive, Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Language(s) of writing: English
Queen Mary University of London
School of Law