SCIEL Public Seminar: The Preventive Turn in Security Policy: European and Global Law Perspectives

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Event details

Tuesday 25 April 2023
Free to Attend, Online visitors will be sent a link the day of the event when they sign up


The Sheffield Centre for International and European Law has invited Professor Valsamis Mitselgas, University of Liverpool to give a lecture on his ongoing research project: "The Preventive Turn in Security Policy: European and Global Law Perspectives", a book to be published by Oxford University Press.

Presentation Title: The Preventive Turn in Security Policy: European and Global Law Perspectives

Date of event: Tuesday 25 April 2023

Event Time: 5-6.30pm

Speaker: Professor Valsamis Mitselgas, University of Liverpool

Event Location: Hybrid

  • Bartolomé House (Moot Court), Winter Street, Sheffield, S3 7ND
  • Online link will be sent to those that book the morning of the event.

Whilst it is helpful if you use the Eventbrite to indicate in advance if you are attending, you are also very welcome to turn up in-person on the day of the event and without pre-booking. You will need to pre-book the online attendance though as we will need to know where to send the joining link. For online bookings you will be sent an email with the joining link the morning of the event.

All SCIEL members, staff, students and public members are invited to attend this seminar.

Bio: Valsamis Mitsilegas is Professor of European and Global Law and Dean of the School of Law and Social Justice at the University of Liverpool. He joined the University in September 2022 from Queen Mary University of London, where he held a number of senior leadership positions including Head of the Department of Law (2012-18). His research explores the development of and intersection between European and Global Law and their impact on human rights, justice and the rule of law. Well-known for leading in the establishment of European Criminal Law as a distinct academic field, Professor Mitsilegas has also produced cutting-edge research in the fields of immigration, asylum and borders, security and human rights and transnational and economic criminal law. Professor Mitsilegas is Co-Coordinator of the European Criminal Law Academic Network (ECLAN) and a member of the Management Board of the International Research Network on Migration and Crime (CINETS).

He is also a regular adviser to parliaments, governments and EU institutions including the European Commission, the European Parliament and the EU Fundamental Rights Agency. He is currently serving for a fourth term as a member of the European Commission’s Expert Group on Criminal Policy and has drafted a number of expert reports for the European Parliament. He has given regular evidence to Parliament, including most recently on the impact of Brexit on criminal justice cooperation.


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