Ingrid Boccardi

Ingrid Boccardi

Laurea (L.U.I.S.S/Rome), MA (College of Europe), Ph.D (UCL)

Lecturer in EU Law (on leave)

+44 (0)20 3108 8318

Ingrid Boccardi has been teaching part-time at UCL since 1997, where she obtained her Ph.D in EU Law in 2001. She joined the Faculty full-time in September 2003 and teaches jointly in Laws and in the Department of European Social and Political Studies.

She previously worked for the European Commission in Brussels and has been acting as a source to the BBC and CNN with regard to EU asylum/refugee issues and developments since 2000. She has also acted as an external consultant for the European Council of Refugees and Exiles and the UNHCR.

Research and Publications

Ingrid Boccardi’s main research focus is on the development of EU Migration Law and Policy, EU Citizenship and Home and Justice Affairs.

In 2002 she published Europe and Refugees: Towards an EU Asylum Policy, European Monograph Series, Kluwer Law International (2002), a comprehensive analysis of the development of the EU competence on Asylum.

She has presented numerous international papers on the development of the EU Common Asylum System and recently published ‘Confronting a false Dilemma: EU Asylum Policy between “Protection” and “Securitization”’ in O’Cinneide C. and Holder J. Current Legal Problems volume 60 (OUP, 2007). She is also collaborating with the European Council of Refugees and Exiles (ECRE) in reviewing the functioning of the EU Common European Asylum System. One of the first papers of this project (on the reform of the EU Dublin System) will be published in early 2008.

Her current research projects include a monograph on the external dimension of EU Asylum policy, an article on new modes of governance in the EU Migration field and an analysis of the impact of EU Immigration initiatives on the development of the EU Citizenship concept.

View Ingrid’s research profile on the UCL IRIS website

Current Teaching

European Union Law
Introduction to Italian Law
Italian Public Law

Constitutional and Institutional Law of the EU
EU Migration Law
EU Internal Market


PhD Supervision
Ingrid Boccardi welcomes approaches for supervision from prospective PhD students; her expertise is in EU Free Movement of Persons and EU Asylum/immigration Policies