Constança Urbano Sousa

- Bachelor degree in Law - Law Department

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UAL’s Associate Professor of European Union Law and Migration Law; Researcher at the Ratio Legis and OBSERVARE research units; Coordinator of the Postgraduate Degree in Migration Law.

Constança Urbano de Sousa, PhD in European Law from the University of Saarland, Germany. UAL’s Associate Professor of European Union Law and Researcher of the Ratio Legis and OBSERVARE research units, as well the Coordinator of the UAL’s Postgraduate Degree in Migration Law. She is also Professor at the Higher Institute of Police Sciences and Homeland Security (with suspended activity); member and researcher of the Odysseus Network (Academic Network for Legal Studies on Immigration and Asylum in Europe); and teacher at the Summer School of European Immigration and Asylum Law of the Free University of Brussels.

Prof. Constança Urbano de Sousa is a Member of the Portuguese Parliament and a full member of the European Affairs Committee. She was Minister of Home Affairs (2015-2017) and Adviser and Coordinator of the Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) Unit of the Permanent Representation of Portugal to the EU, and headed the national delegation in the Strategic Committee on Immigration, Borders and Asylum of the European Union (2006-2012). She is the author of extensive literature in the field of immigration and asylum, as well as of the EU Area of Freedom, Security and Justice.