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Patrick van Berlo (PhD Candidate, Leiden Law School, Institute for Criminal Law and Criminology)

imagem Patrick van Berlo is working as a PhD-candidate at the Institute for Criminal Law & Criminology at the Law Faculty of Leiden University. His research, which is placed within the broader research programme "Criminal Justice: Legitimacy, Accountability and Effectiveness", focuses on the privatisation of crimmigration developments and is supervised by Professor J.P. Van der Leun and Dr. M.A.H. Van der Woude. Patrick holds a bachelor in International and European Law from Tilburg University (2011, cum laude and with honours), an LL.M degree from Cambridge University (2012, First Class degree) and an MSc in Crime and Criminal Justice from Leiden University (2014, cum laude). For his Master thesis, he went to Australia (UNSW, Sydney & Monash University, Melbourne) to perform a political discourse analysis in relation to Australia’s offshore immigration detention policy as implemented in Nauru and Papua New Guinea. He has also been an exchange student at the Law faculty of Oslo University and participated in the John W. Adams Summer School Programme at Oxford University. Furthermore, he has worked as a student-assistant at the Institute for Criminal Law & Criminology of Leiden University. In 2013, Patrick undertook internships at the Chambers of the International Criminal Court and the Case Analysis Unit of Eurojust.



CINETS Conference, October 2014: The Borderscapes of Australia’s Offshore Asylum Policy - Examining the Impact of Operation Sovereign Borders on Pacific Borderscapes