Calais moves to Dover (or Newry): border controls and related crimes post Brexit

Calais moves to Dover (or Newry): border controls and related crimes post Brexit
12 Mar 2019, 17:30 to 12 Mar 2019, 19:00
Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DR


Calais moves to Dover (or Newry): border controls and related crimes post Brexit

There is no Border Force presence on the 310 mile land border as the BF only cover air and sea ports. Currently such border controls as we have as a member of the EU are exercised on the French side of the Channel. How will our Borders be policed after Brexit? What impact will there be on Crime and Irregular migration? We consider the issues and set out some scenarios.

In the chair: Tony Wilson, MA Oxon., Isaldur Consulting

Speakers include:

Dr Stephen Tong, Reader in Policing & Criminal Justice, Canterbury Christ Church University, Kent

Dr Niovi Vavoula, Lecturer in Migration and Security, Queen Mary, University of London

Dr Stephen Tong has worked at Canterbury Christ Church University in Kent since 2002 where he has been engaged with research and scholarship in policing. His research interests focus on a wide range of policing issues including police training and professionalisation, international policing and criminal investigation. He is the School Director of Research and Enterprise within the School of Law, Criminal Justice and Policing where he supports and leads research and enterprise activities in the School. He has held a wide range of roles at the university including Director of the Canterbury Centre for Policing Research (CCPR) and Director of Policing & Criminal Justice. He is currently engaged with research on policing and Brexit and direct entry detective training.

Dr Niovi Vavoula is Lecturer in Migration and Security at the School of Law of Queen Mary, University of London and is also Assistant Editor of the peer-reviewed New Journal of European Criminal Law (NJECL). She has been part-time Teacher at the London School of Economics and Political Science (2017-18) and Coordination Assistant to the European Criminal Law Academic Network (ECLAN). She regularly collaborates with the ODYSSEUS Academic Network for Legal Studies on Immigration and Asylum in Europe. Before commencing her doctoral studies in 2012, she qualified as lawyer (Athens Bar Association, 2011), served as a volunteer at the Legal Department of the Greek Council for Refugees (2011-12) and did an internship for the Greek Desk at Eurojust (2012). She publishes in the areas of EU immigration and criminal law and has acted as an expert consultant for the Commission, the Parliament and the Fundamental Rights Agency. Her doctoral thesis examined the privacy challenges stemming from the establishment of pan-European immigration databases and will be published by Brill Nijhoff in 2019.

Tony Wilson MA Jurisprudence, Trinity College, Oxford, is a solicitor and former Head of International Assistance at the Serious Fraud Office with extensive experience of serious fraud and economic crime as a prosecutor and, in private practice, as a commercial litigation partner. At the SFO he was responsible for leading international investigations, promoting international cooperation, vetting cases and managing mutual legal assistance requests. An international legal advisor, regulatory consultant and former commercial litigation partner with a background in science with an interest in cyberspace issues, intellectual property rights and data protection, he now works on a project basis on domestic and cross border issues involving law, technology, regulation and crime.

Organised in association with the European Criminal Law Association (ECLA UK) 

This seminar is free but advance booking is required.


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