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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 as 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 on two occasions in the European Commission (DG Migration and Home Affairs), first as a Stagiaire and then as an Intérimaire.

Frank is a PhD researcher at the EUI. His research there has focussed upon the impact of externalisation and privatisation on State responsibility for violations of the fundamental rights of migrants. While at the EUI, Frank also worked 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.

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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