M. Gkliati LLM (Mariana)

Universitair docent - Vaksectie Internationaal en Europees Recht

M. Gkliati LLM (Mariana)

Montessorilaan 10


Postbus 9049

Mariana Gkliati is an Assistant Professor of International and EU Law. She has received a Graduate Diploma in Law at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Magna Cum Laude) and a Legal Research Master at Utrecht University (Summa Cum Laude). She completed her PhD at Leiden University on the legal responsibility and the accountability of Frontex.

She has published broadly within migration, refugee and human rights law, including on the domestic implementation of the EU Turkey Deal, the reception of refugees, anti-smuggling policies, and the accountability of Frontex.

She is further a Research Affiliate to the Refugee Law Initiative (RLI) and teaches on the RLI MA in Refugee Protection and Forced Migration Studies at the University of London. She has previously taught at Leiden University and the Migration Law Clinic of Roma Tre University.

Since 2019 she has been running a research project titled: ‘European Border and Coast Guard Agency: Systemic Accountability in Practice’, which engages an 8-members research team and aims at expanding the research on responsibility and accountability upon the specific activities of the agency, and engaging with evidence-based policy-making in materialisation of systemic accountability.

Mariana regularly undertakes training and consultation for several national and international organisations, law firms, and the European Parliament; and writes expert reports on migration, borders, and human rights.

Prior to starting her PhD, Mariana worked at the EU Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA), and as a legal case reporter and commentator for Oxford Reports on International Law. She has had an earlier carrier as a radio journalist, and has voluntarily worked for the Asylum NGO AITIMA.