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Emellin de Oliveira is a Researcher at the Research & Development Centre on Law and Society (CEDIS, NOVA School of Law), a Guest Lecturer at the University of Coimbra and at Portucalense University, and a PhD Candidate at NOVA School of Law.
In addition, Emellin is a member of the "International Migration and International Law Committee" of the International Law Association, representing the Portuguese Society of International Law. She is also part of the MoveS network, as a national expert (Portugal) in intra-EU mobility. And, since February 2022, she has been on the European Union Agency for Asylum (EUAA, formerly EASO) List of Experts on asylum. Emellin is the Co-founder of the NOVA Refugee Clinic - Legal Clinic and a Consultant of the Asylum Policy Lab (NOVA FCSH). She is a Member of the Observatory of Personal Data Protection, coordinating the activities of the "Digital Borders" Research Line.
Her research interests focus on migration, asylum, databases for third-country nationals, security and border control. She has participated in several research projects on migration, whether voluntary or forced, and has published mainly on the relationship between migration and security, whether in physical spaces (borders, hotspots and detention centres) or in digital environments (information systems and databases).

Research interests

  • Imigração | Immigration
  • Asilo | Asylum
  • Segurança | Security
  • Securitização | Secutisation | Securitization
  • Controlo de Fronteiras | Border control
  • Direito da União Europeia | European Union Law
  • Direitos Humanos | Human Rights
  • Tecnologia e Bases de Dados | Technology and Data Basis
  • Igualdade de Género | Gender Equality


  • K Law (General)
  • Direito Migratório
  • Direito da União Europeia
  • Segurança
  • Terrorismo
  • Securitização
  • Migration
  • Asylum
  • Gender Equality
  • EU Law


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