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Frank Mc Namara
Frank Mc Namara
Policy Analyst
Tel:  +32 (0)2 286.11.99

Frank Mc Namara is a Policy Analyst in the European Migration and Diversity Programme.

Frank graduated with an Arts degree and a Law degree from the National University of Ireland, Galway (B.A. and LL.B) and with a Master of Law in European Law (LL.M) from the University of Edinburgh. He also holds a Master of Comparative, European and International Legal Studies degree (LL.M) from the European University Institute (EUI), Florence.

Frank previously interned in the Office of the Refugee Applications Commissioner (Ireland) and worked as a Presenting Officer in the Refugee Appeals Tribunal (Ireland). He has also worked in the European Commission (DG Migration and Home Affairs), first as a Stagiaire and later as an Intérimaire.

While at the EUI, Frank also worked as a Research Assistant in the Migration Policy Centre within the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies. In the Migration Policy Centre, Frank worked on two projects – Know Reset, which studied refugee resettlement, and Contention, which considered judicial control of pre-removal detention of third-country nationals based on the EU Return Directive.

Frank defended his PhD at the EUI in 2017. That research considered the impact of externalisation and privatisation on State responsibility for violations of the fundamental rights of migrants.

Internal Responsibilities

Supporting several projects in the European Migration and Diversity Programme

Area of expertise

EU migration control and border management

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Media appearances

EuroZprávy (Czech Republic)
28 November 2017
Migration crisis does not exist, Orban's plot is offensive, argues analyst from Brussels

Bnr (Bulgaria)
21 October 2017
There іѕ no refugee сrіѕіѕ іn Euroрe

Les Observateurs (Switzerland)
23 May 2017
Immigration: 'Le Danemark devrait construire une clôture de barbelés à la frontière allemande' clame le Parti Populaire Danois

News-H24 (International)
22 May 2017
Danish People’s Party wants barbed wire fence on Germany border

The Local (Germany)
22 May 2017
Danish People’s Party wants barbed wire fence on Germany border

Welt (Germany)
22 May 2017
Dänische Volkspartei fordert Grenzzaun zu Deutschland

Politiken (Denmark)
21 May 2017
DF vil have hegn med pigtråd på grænsen til Tyskland

23 February 2017
The Presidency Debate: Migration

Euranet Plus
10 February 2017
Europe builds its own walls

l'Opinion (France)
3 February 2017
Vingt-huit veulent reduire pression migratoire en provenance libye