Mónica Ávila Currás

Mónica Ávila Currás

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Mónica Ávila Currás has worked as an asylum lawyer in an NGO in Spain since 2016 to 2022 specializing in gender-based asylum claims. She has participated in printed and audiovisual media, as well as in conferences, governmental panels, and pieces of training to discuss the asylum system and to raise awareness of the diverse challenges faced by asylum seekers, not only in their country of origin but also in European territories. She is listed as a EUAA external expert for several roles, including “legal expert”.

She is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the MeDiMi project “Who is empowered by Strasbourg? Migrants and States before the ECtHR”, directed by Dr. Janna Wessels. She is currently working on her Ph.D. thesis “Joining forces on migration? A systematic analysis of European States’ third-party interventions before the ECtHR” at the Amsterdam Centre for Migration and Refugee Law in the Vrije Universiteit, in Amsterdam, while teaching at the Law Bachelor’s degree. She is also the VU’s Law faculty coordinator of the Migration and Diversity Center (MDC).

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Academic qualification

Humanities, Master, International Solidarity Action and Social Inclusion, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

1 Oct 201730 Jun 2018

Business Administration, Bachelor, Bachelor's Degree on Business Administration

Law, Bachelor, Bachelor's Degree on Law, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

User created Keywords

  • Migration Law
  • Asylum
  • SOGI
  • Gender
  • ECtHR
  • EU Law

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