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Ana Maria Pereira Rodrigues

Summarised curricular information:
PhD candidate in Public Legal Studies, at the School of Law of the University of Minho. MA-Law/Human Rights, by the same School (thesis focused on Immigration and multicultural practices in Europe - is it legitimate to protect the individual from his/her own culture?). Post-graduate studies in European Union Law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Coimbra. Advanced degree in Law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Porto.

Legal adviser to the Portuguese Confederation of Solidarity Institutions (CNIS): responsible for the operational coordination on relocating asylum-seekers in Portugal from other EU Member States; responsible also for accompanying the European debate on social action. Milieu Consultancy's national expert for Portugal on Justice and Fundamental Rights issues.

Areas of scientific interest (within the scope of European Union law):
- Fundamental rights in the European Union;
- Area of Freedom, Security and Justice;
- External borders, asylum and immigration;
- Common European Asylum System;
- Protection of minority groups.

Additional curricular information (within the scope of European Union law):
Legal officer at the Portuguese Ministry of Foreign Affairs (fundamental rights regarding visas and movements of persons).

Stagiaire at the European Commission / United Nations Joint Migration & Development Initiative (under the UNDP European branch).

Intern at the Migration and Asylum Department of Caritas Europa (drafting of legislative proposals, monitoring of relevant political developments, lobbying the European institutions, mainly the European Parliament / LIBE Committee).

Representive of CNIS at the EASO (European Asylum Support Office) Consultative Forum.

Member of the Scientific Board of II International Human Rights Seminar, School of Law of the University of Minho.

Best academic paper prize at the 26-year ADEE Congress (European Law and Economics Association, Faculty of Law of the University of Coimbra) in 2012.

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