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Born in Rome in 1974, Francesco Maiani holds a Degree in Law (University of Rome La Sapienza), an LL.M. in European and International Economic Law (Universities of Geneva and Lausanne), and a PhD in Law (Universities of Lausanne and Milano Statale). Formerly a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute of Florence (2007-2008), he is currently Associate Professor at the Centre of Comparative, European and International Law of the University of Lausanne, where he teaches EU law. Since March 2011 he is a full member of the European Commission for democracy through law of the Council of Europe (Venice Commission). EU Migration Law and Policies, as well as International Human Rights and Refugee Law, feature among his main research interests. A member of the Brussels-based Odysseus Academic Network, and a former collaborator of the website www.refugeecaselaw.org, he regularly publishes and teaches on these subjects, with a particular focus on the human rights implications of responsibility-sharing arrangements such as the “Dublin system” of the European Union.
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