UQ Professor to review migrant smuggling law for Council of Europe

30 Sep 2015

The TC Beirne School of Law's Professor Andreas Schloenhardt has been appointed to a Council of Europe committee to review international law relating to migrant smuggling and develop proposals for new conventions and directives for the 47 member states.

UQ Criminal Law Professor Schloenhardt is the coordinator of the Migrant Smuggling Working Group.

The committee comprises Mr Carlo Chiaromonte, Head of the Criminal Law and Terrorism Division of the Council of Europe, Mr Jesper Hjortenberg, Chair of the European Committee on Crime Problems (CDPC), Mr Calogero Ferrara, Prosecutor, Tribunal of Palermo (Italy), Mr Fabio Licata, Judge of the Tribunal of Palermo (Italy), and Professor Schloenhardt.

"It is a tremendous honour for me to join this committee and it is a testimony to the very good work my research group and our partnership with the University of Vienna's Susanne Reindl-Krauskopf," he said.

"This will complement the work we do with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in Vienna and Bangkok and I hope it will lead to new research projects as well as new opportunities for our students."