About Mariana Gkliati
Mariana Gkliati is a PhD researcher at the Institute of Immigration Law of Leiden University. She specializes in human rights protection in Europe, forced migration, refugee law, and European migration law. Her doctoral research focuses on legal accountability and effective legal protection of individuals against human rights violations in the area of asylum and immigration attributed to the EU agency Frontex (European Border and Coast Guard Agency). She lectures in MA and Bachelor programmes on European Asylum Law and Migration Law and Policy in Europe.
She also holds an editorial board position at the Refugee Law Initiative Working Paper Series (University of London), and is an External Affiliate to Statewatch (Frontex Observatory).
Her work experience is shared among Vienna, Athens, and Leiden. She has previously worked at the EU Fundamental Rights Agency in the area of asylum, migration, and borders and as a legal case reporter and commentator for Oxford Reports on International Law. She has had an earlier carrier as a journalist, covering stories mainly on education and civil and social rights, and has voluntarily worked for the Greek NGO AITIMA, which provides legal and social aid to asylum seekers and refugees.
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