Dr Janine Silga

School of Law and Government


Prior to joining Dublin City University as an Assistant Professor in European Union Law, I held postdoctoral positions at the University of Luxembourg and at the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. I completed my PhD in Law at the European University Institute of Florence and my doctoral research dealt with the legal dimension of the migration – development nexus in the European Union policy framework. My research focuses on immigration law and policy both at the European and international level. In this respect, I have done substantial research on human rights in connection to both migration and asylum. My most recent publications include: ‘The ambiguity of the European Union policy discourse on the Migration and Development Nexus: Perpetuating the Colonial Legacy?’ published in UCLA Journal of International Law and Foreign Affairs (Spring 2020); ‘La Protection de la Victime Contre la Haine Raciale: Le Point de Vue de la Victime’ (translation and commentary of Mari Matsuda’s article: ‘Public Response to Racist Speech: Considering the Victim’s Story’), in H. Bentouhami and M. Möschel (eds.), Critical Race Theory: une introduction aux grands textes fondateurs (Dalloz, 2017) and The Migration-Development Nexus in the European Union Policy Framework – A Legal Perspective (Cambridge University Press, under contract).



European Union (EU) migration law and policy; EU and international refugee law; human rights law; EU development policy.


Contact Details

  • janine.silga@dcu.ie
  • 01 700 7720