M. Gkliati, LL.M.

  • PhD-candidate
  • Human Rights Protection
  • European Migration Law

Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 1388
E-Mail: m.gkliati@law.leidenuniv.nl
Faculty / Department: Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid, Instituut voor Publiekrecht, Immigratierecht
Office Address: Binnenstadcomplex
Rapenburg 38
2311 EX Leiden


Mariana Gkliati is a legal researcher specializing in human rights protection in Europe and European Migration Law. She studied Law at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and obtained a Legal Research Master’s degree at Utrecht University.

She has previously worked at the EU Fundamental Rights Agency in the area of asylum, migration, and borders and as a legal case reporter and commentator for Oxford Reports on International Law database, summarizing and analyzing case-law of the European Court of Human Rights. During her studies in Athens she worked as a journalist and assisted voluntarily the NGO AITIMA, which provides legal and social aid to asylum seekers and refugees.

She is currently conducting doctoral research at the Institute of Immigration Law under the supervision of Prof. dr. Peter Rodrigues and Prof. dr. Leonard Besselink. Her PhD research focuses on the legal protection of individuals against human rights violations in the area of asylum and immigration attributed to the EU agencies Frontex, Europol, LISA, and EASO.

Last Modified: 21-06-2016