Dr. Violeta Moreno-Lax is Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Law, founder of the Immigration Law programme, and inaugural co-Director of the Centre for European and International Legal Affairs (CEILA) at Queen Mary University of London. She is alsoVisiting Professor at the College of Europe, Legal Advisor to the Global Legal Action Network (GLAN), Coordinator of the Search and Rescue Observatory for the Mediterranean (SAROBMED), Senior Research Associate of the Refugee Law Initiative of the University of London, Co-Chair of The Refugee Law Observatory, and a member of the Steering Committee of the Migration Law Network. She has published widely in the areas of international and European refugee and migration law, including her recent monograph: Accessing Asylum in Europe (Oxford University Press, 2017), and regularly consults for the EU institutions and other organisations active in the field. Her latest work on Humanitarian Visas has formed the basis of the Resolution adopted on the subject by the Plenary of the European Parliament in December 2018. And her research on extraterritorial jurisdiction and maritime rescue substantiates the reasoning of the case of S.S. and Others v. Italy, pending in the European Court of Human Rights, denouncing the ‘pull back’ policy of refoulement by proxy undertaken by Italy via the Libyan Coast Guard.