Dr. Alejandro Del Valle-Gálvez

Visiting researcher

  • Department:
    Former Visiting Research Fellows
  • Section: Law of the European Union


Dr Alejandro del Valle-Gálvez is Catedrático (Full Professor) of Public International Law in the University of Cadiz since 2001. He received his PhD in International Law from the University of Granada (1988), and was Associate Professor in this University. Currently he is holder of the Jean Monnet Chair of «Borders and Immigration», European Union Law.

He is the Director of a Research Group with 4 Research Projects (I+D+i) 2005-2018 of the Ministry of Education in Spain, about International and European legal questions in the Strait of Gibraltar Region (Sovereignty, Cooperation, Borders and Territorial Claims and Disputes). Principal Researcher of 3 International Cooperation Projects with Morocco, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

As EU experience, Dr del Valle-Gálvez has been Legal Adviser (Référendaire) at the European Court of Justice, Luxembourg 1991-1995, and was appointed as Chef du Cabinet du Président of the European Court of Justice, Luxembourg, 1996-1998.

In the Cadiz University he has been Vice-Rector for International Relations and Cooperation (2007- 2010), and Dean of the Law Faculty (2002-2004).

From 2004 to 2013 he was Editor-in-Chief (Director ejecutivo) of the Revista de Derecho Comunitario Europeo, Madrid (JCR, indexed among others in the SSCI). He is co-Director of the Electronic Journal  Paix et Sécurité InternationalesRevue Maroco-Espagnole de Droit international et Relations internationales

Currently Alejandro del Valle-Gálvez develops a Research about the Refugee crisis and the European external relations with the southern Mediterranean countries. Other fields of Research and Publications: Free Movement of Persons, Immigration ad Visa Policy in the EU; Area of Freedom, Security and Justice of the EU;  Economic and Social Cohesion and European Regional Policy; European Court of Justice; International and European Borders; The Dispute over Gibraltar and International Cooperation in the Region of the Strait of Gibraltar; Spain/Morocco Relations and Euromediterranean Relations.

Publications in  Academia.edu  or Dialnet.