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Dr Justine Stefanelli

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Dr Justine Stefanelli joined the Institute in August 2006, and is the Maurice Wohl Senior Research Fellow in European Law. As such, her primary role is to conduct research and organise events on rule of law issues as they pertain to the Council of Europe and the European Union, and she co-convenes the Bingham Centre's Expert Working Group on the EU (Withdrawal) Bill and the Rule of Law.

Justine's research is primarily in European immigration and asylum law, but she has conducted research projects in a wide variety of other European law areas, including disaster relief law, citizenship, unfair trading and international humanitarian law.

Justine obtained her PhD at Queen Mary University of London, where she examined the role that judicial review plays in safeguarding the liberty of individuals in long-term immigration detainees in the EU, UK and US. Prior to joining BIICL, Justine received her LLM in European law at Queen Mary University of London, and her Juris Doctor (LLB) from the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (US) where she is also a licensed attorney.