Prof. Valsamis Mitsilegas

Valsamis Mitsilegas is Professor of European Criminal Law and Global Security, Academic Lead for Internationalisation and, since 2012, Head of the Department of Law at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). His research interests and expertise lie in the fields of European criminal law; migration, asylum and borders; security and human rights, including the impact of mass surveillance on privacy; and legal responses to transnational crime, including organised crime and money laundering. From 2001 to 2005 he served as legal adviser to the House of Lords European Union Committee. He is a regular adviser to think-tanks, parliaments, governments and EU institutions including the European Commission, the European Parliament and the EU Fundamental Rights Agency and is currently serving for a second term as a member of the European Commission’s Expert Group on Criminal Policy. He is the author of six monographs and over 100 articles and chapters in academic volumes. His latest books are “The Criminalisation of Migration in Europe” (Springer) and “EU Criminal Law After Lisbon” (Hart Publishing).