Chloé Brière

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Chloé Brière

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Chloé Brière is Associate Professor of EU law at the Centre for European Law and an affiliated member of the IEE (Université libre de Bruxelles). Since 2019, she has been holding the chair in European law, teaching, researching and supervising students in the Faculty of Law and Criminology. Since 2020, she is the Director of the Centre for European Law.

She holds a PhD in law delivered jointly by the Université libre de Bruxelles and the University of Geneva in September 2016. She holds an LL.M. in European law (College of Europe, Bruges, 2009-2010) and a Master 2 in « European economic law » (Sciences Po Paris, University of Strasbourg”). After working for two years as an assistant at the College of Europe, she joined the Institute for European Studies as a PhD researcher in July 2012. She has been a member of the GEM PhD School, Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate “Globalisation, the EU & Multilateralism” since September 2013.

After holding positions at Dublin City University and working at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, she became in October 2018 Post-doctoral Research Fellow funded by the F.R.S. – F.N.R.S at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, a position that ended in 2021.

Her doctoral research focused on the European legal framework in relation to the fight against Trafficking in Human Beings and its promotion outside the European Union’s borders. Her work has been published as a monograph (The external dimension of the EU’s policy against trafficking in human beings, 2021, Hart Publishing) Her research interests expand to other aspects of European Union Law, such as EU Criminal Law, EU external relations law, EU migration law and the free movement of persons, and the protection of the EU’s financial interests.

Recent publications include among others ‘Towards an International Treaty for Addressing Violations of Human Rights in the Context of Business Activities: The Ambiguous Position of the EU’ (CLEER Papers 2022), ‘The new Review Mechanism of the UN Smuggling of Migrants Protocol: challenges in measuring the EU’s and its Member States’ compliance’ (with T. Molnár, Hart Publishing, 2022) or Perspectives croisées sur la coopération transatlantique: Analyse à partir des politiques européennes et canadiennes (book edited in open access with L. Fromont & A. Navasartian, Editions de l’Université de Bruxelles, 2022). An overview of her publications is available here.

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Co-funded by the European Union

This project receives funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under the Call HORIZON-CL2-2021-DEMOCRACY-01 – Grant agreement n°101061621

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