Dr. Madalina Moraru is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Law Faculty of the Masaryk University, Brno where she has obtained a research grant for the project on Reforming European Administrative Governance in times of crisis: Common or disjunctive sector regulatory models (EUADMIN-GOV). She is also a Research Fellow at the European University Institute (EUI), Centre for Judicial Cooperation (CJC), in Florence, Italy, where she is coordinating the legal training on asylum and migration, and on the interpretation and application of the EU Charter in various EU law fields. She is the editor of Distinguished Lecture Series Papers, of the European University Institute, Centre for Judicial Cooperation.
She obtained her Doctoral Degree in Law from the European University Institute with a thesis entitled Protecting (unrepresented) EU citizens in third countries: the intertwining roles of the EU and its Member States). She has a magna cum laude LL.M. in European Law from Durham University (2008), as well as from the EUI (2010), and a LL.B. from the Faculty of Law, Bucharest (2007). Her research interests include the law and policies of EU external relations, consular and diplomatic law, fundamental rights, judicial dialogue, asylum and migration, and EU citizenship law.
She has been regularly invited to speak as expert on EU law issues by EU Institutions and international and non-governmental organisations. She has been the advisor for a Member of the European Parliament. She is also the founder of the non-governmental organisation, European Centre for Legal Expertise, which is actively participating in policy analysis and drafting in the field of human rights. She has won several EU-funded grants on fundamental rights, EU policy implementation and legal training (ACTIONES, e-Nact) She has extensive expertise in coordinating European wide projects involving research and consultancy in the field of asylum and migration and fundamental rights.
She has published extensively on the topic of the EU citizenship rights, fundamental rights, judicial dialogue and asylum and migration. The following are among her recent publications:
Articles in peer-reviewed Journals
- Faro & Moraru, “La questione dell’effettività del diritto dei cittadini europei alla protezione diplomatica e consolare nei paesi terzi. I risultati del progetto CARE (Citizens Consular Assistance Regulation in Europe)” in Rivista Italiana di Diritto Pubblico Comunitario, 2011, fasc. 3-4;
- Moraru, “Protection of EU citizens abroad: A legal assessment of the EU citizen’s right to consular and diplomatic protection”, in Centro Studi Sul Federalismo, Perspectives on Federalism, Vol. 3, issue 2, 2011; available at http://www.on-federalism.eu/index.php/articles/100-protection-of-eu-citizens-abroad-a-legal-assessment-of-the-eu-citizens-right-to-consular-and-diplomatic-protection ;
- Moraru and Larik, “Introduction: Ever-Closer in Brussels – Ever-closer in the World?” in Revista Romana de Drept European, No. 5/2011;
- Moraru and Andresan-Grigoriu, “Consumer Protection in Romania” in Consumer Debt and Social Exclusion, edited by Hans-W. Micklitz, and Irina Domurath, Ashgate, 2015;
- Moraru, “Securing consular protection of the EU citizens in the world: what role for the EU?” in S Poli and I Govaere, EU Governance of Global Emergencies, Brill, 2014;
- Mario P. Chiti, Madalina B. Moraru, “The right to consular protection before and after Lisbon” published in European Citizenship and Consular Protection New Trends in European Law and National Law edited by: Faro, Chiti and Schweighofer, Editoriale Scientifica Napoli, 2013;
- Moraru & S Faro, “Comparative analysis of legislation and practice on consular protection and assistance of the 27 EU countries” published in European Citizenship and Consular Protection New Trends in European Law and National Law edited by: Faro, Chiti and Schweighofer, Editoriale Scientifica Napoli, 2013;
- Mario P. Chiti, S Faro, Madalina B Moraru, E Schweighofer, “Consular protection of EU citizens: State of the art, current challenges and the future prospects” published in European Citizenship and Consular Protection New Trends in European Law and National Law edited by: Faro, Chiti and Schweighofer, Editoriale Scientifica Napoli, 2013.
- Moraru, “Mutual Trust from the perspective of national courts: a test in creative legal thinking” in Mapping Mutual Trust – Understanding and Informing the Role of Mutual Trust in EU Law, Max Weber EUI MWP Working Paper 2016/13;
- Vita, M. Moraru and V. Paskalev, “Constitutional Change through Euro Crisis Law: Romania”, European University Institute Report within the framework of the Project Constitutional Change through Euro Crisis Law run by L. Azoulai, M. Cremona, Bruno de Witte, C. Kilpatrick, Hans-W Micklitz, G. Monti;
- Moraru and Adresean, ‘Country Report – Romania’, in The over-indebtedness of European consumers: a view from six countries, co-edited by Title: I. Dormurath, G. Comparato, Hans-Wolfgang Micklitz, EUI Working Paper 2014/10;
- Larik and Moraru (eds.), 2011, “Ever-Closer in Brussels – Ever-Closer in the World? EU External Action after the Lisbon Treaty”, EUI Working Paper 2011/10.
- Moraru, “Report on the use of the EU Charter on Fundamental Rights by National Human Rights Bodies and Practical Guidelines on the strategic use of the EU Charter by National Human Rights Bodies”, EUI/CJC Research Report 2017/01;
- Moraru, Electronic Journal “Judicial Interaction and the EU Return Policy Third Edition: Articles 15 to 18 of the Return Directive 2008/115”, REDIAL Research Report 2017/01;
- Moraru and Renaudiere, “European Synthesis Report on the Judicial Implementation of Chapter IV of the Return Directive Pre-Removal Detention”, REDIAL Research Report 2016/05;
- Moraru and Renaudiere, “REDIAL Electronic Journal on Judicial Interaction and the EU Return Policy Second Edition: Articles 12 to 14 of the Return Directive 2008/115”, REDIAL Research Report 2016/04;
- Moraru and Renaudiere, “European Synthesis Report on the Judicial Implementation of Chapter III of the Return Directive Procedural safeguards”, REDIAL Research Report 2016/03;
- Moraru and Renaudiere, “Electronic Journal on judicial interaction and the EU return policy : first edition: articles 7 to 11 of the Return Directive 2008/115”, REDIAL Research Report 2016/02;
- Moraru, Renaudiere, de Brucyker, “European Synthesis Report on the Termination of Illegal Stay of Irregular Migrants”, Redial Research Report 2016/01;
- Madalina B Moraru and A Mocanu, KNOW RESET (Building Knowledge for a Concerted and Sustainable Approach to Refugee Resettlement in the EU and its Member States) – Country Profile Romania.