Dr. Luisa Marin

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Assistant Professor in European Law


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RA 4236

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General Information:

Dr. Luisa Marin is Assistant Professor of European Law since November 2007. She is affiliated to the Centre for European Studies (CES), and Research Fellow of the Institute for Governance Studies (IGS).

Research and Publications:

Dr. Marin’s research background is the constitutional analysis of European criminal law cooperation. More specifically, Luisa investigates the implications of governance regimes and regulatory choices on constitutional rules and concepts and tries to provide suggestions on how to “adjust” them, with the traditional toolkit of constitutionalism.

Her research focuses on the European Arrest Warrant and its implementation into domestic legal orders, and more generally on the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice and its governance. Recently Luisa has broadened her interests toward technology and surveillance (LiSS, Living in Surveillance Societies, COST Action).

Key publications:

Luisa Marin (2014). ‘Effective and Legitimate? Learning from the Lessons of 10 Years of Practice with the European Arrest Warrant’ in New Journal of European Criminal Law, Vol. 5, Issue 3, 2014.

M. Viola de Azevedo Cunha, L. Marin, G. Sartor, “Peer-to-Peer Privacy Violations and ISP Liability: Data Protection in the User-Generated Web”, International Data Privacy Law Journal, 2012 (earlier appeared as EUI Working Papers LAW, 11/2011) http://idpl.oxfordjournals.org/content/2/2/50.full

L. Marin, “Policing EU’s external borders: a challenge for the rule of law and fundamental rights in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice? An analysis of Frontex Joint Operations at the southern maritime border”, Journal of Contemporary European Research, vol. 7 no. 4-2011, p. 468-487

L. Marin, “Is Europe turning into a ‘technological fortress’? Innovation and technology for the management of EU’s external borders. Reflections on FRONTEX and EUROSUR”, in M.A. Heldeweg & E. Kica (eds.), Regulating Technological Innovation: Legal and Economic Regulation of Technological Innovation, Palgrave MacMillan,

2011, p. 131-151

L. Marin, “A Spectre is Haunting Europe”: European Citizenship in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice. Some reflections on the principles of non discrimination (on the basis of nationality), mutual recognition and mutual trust originated from the European Arrest Warrant”, European Public Law, European Public Law, 2011, 705-728

L. Marin, “The External Dimension of the EU’s Area of Freedom, Security and Justice”, in C. Eckes & Th. Konstadinides (Eds.), Crime within the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice: A European Public Order, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011 (with R.A. Wessel and C. Matera)

E. Guild & L. Marin, Still not resolved? Constitutional Challenges to the European Arrest Warrant: A Look at Challenges ahead after the Lessons learned from the Past, E. Guild & L. Marin (eds.), Still not resolved? Constitutional Challenges to the European Arrest Warrant, Nijmegen, Wolf Legal Publishers, 2009, pp. 1-10

L. Marin, “The European Arrest Warrant and Domestic Legal Orders. Tensions between Mutual Recognition and Fundamental Rights: the Italian Case”, Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law, 2008, pp. 473-492

L. Marin, “The European Arrest Warrant in the Italian Republic”, European Constitutional Law Review, 2008, pp. 251-273


L. Marin, The ‘metamorphosis’ of the drone: challenges arising from the deployment of drone technology in border surveillance. An exploratory study, chapter prepared for the book “Embedding and Governing New Technologies: A Regulatory, Ethical and Societal Perspective”, ed. by D. Bowman et al.

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- Bachelor courses:

European Legal Integration (Programme: European Studies, ES)

European Legal Governance (ES)

- Master courses: European Union Law (ES)

Fundraising capacity:

2012: UT Aspasia grant (15,000 Euro)

2009: UT incentive fund (17,000 Euro)

2008: UT incentive fund (3,000 Euro)

Education and Professional Experience before joining UT:

Dr. Marin holds a PhD in “Italian and European Constitutional Law” from the University of Verona, where she also conducted a post-doctoral research. Her dissertation focussed on the principle of mutual recognition of judicial cooperation in criminal matters, and provided a reconstruction of this principle through a comparative investigation, exploring the areas of the freedom of movement of goods and judicial cooperation in civil matters.

Alongside her PhD research, Luisa regularly contributed to education (Chairs of Public Law of the School of Economics, Verona), where she worked with Prof. Marta Cartabia, participating in research projects and joining the editorial unit “Osservatorio sull’Europa - Note dall’Europa” of the leading Italian constitutional law journal Quaderni costituzionali.

Luisa was educated at the “Alma Mater Studiorum”, the University of Bologna, in Italy (Law Degree with 110/110 and Master per Giuristi Internazionali), in France at the “Université Robert Schuman” of Strasbourg (Erasmus exchange program), and in The Netherlands, where she spent a research stay at the University of Utrecht, School of Law, under the supervision of Prof. Leonard Besselink.

During her education, Luisa spent an internship at the European Court of Human Rights of Strasbourg, and, previously, at the European Parliament.

Before joining Twente University, Luisa was invited by Prof. Kimmo Nuotio at the University of Helsinki as a post-doctoral researcher. There she also lectured on the topic of European Criminal Law (course “The European Legal Space and the Europeanization of Criminal Law”, 2007).

Professional Qualifications:

Avvocato (Lawyer). Admitted to the Bar before the Venice Court of Appeal in 2004, Dr. Marin is a member of the Bar of Treviso (Ordine degli Avvocati).

Ancillary functions:

Luisa is a member of the Commissie Meijers, the Standing Committee of Experts on International Immigration, Refugee and Criminal law, Utrecht, the Netherlands.

The committee of independent experts monitors legal developments in the policies of the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice, and submits its opinion to the Dutch Parliament, the European Parliament, or parliaments in other Member States (e.g. the House of Lords), to the Dutch government, the European Commission and to other public authorities and NGO’s.


At UT: IGS, FFNT (Female Faculty Network Twente)

Outside UT: Luisa is a Member of the Ius Commune Research School, of the European Criminal Law Network (ECLAN), of the University Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES). Luisa is also a Senior Fellow of the Netherlands Institute of Government (NIG) http://www.eur.nl/fsw/research/nig/.


My Agenda:

Commissie Meijers, Heidag, 20.6.2014, on “Crimmigration: exploring the relations between migration and criminal law enforcement”; organizer and discussant on migrants’ detention. Programme.

Jean Monnet Conference on the European Union’s Area of Freedom, Security and Justice: Stockholm and Beyond, University of Dundee, 16 & 17 June 2014. Paper presentation: Dr Luisa Marin (University of Twente) ‘High-tech Fortress Europe: Border Surveillance or Preempting Migration?’

16 May 2014, University of Nijmegen: Heading to Europe: Safe Haven or Graveyard? Migration by Sea in the Mediterranean, Attendance

December 2013, Copenhagen, GLOTHRO seminar, organized by Thomas Gammeltoft-Hansen and Jens Vedsted-Hansen, paper proposal on transnational law enforcement of border management, accepted.

July 8-11, 2013, Rome, Italy: first summer school on “The European area of freedom security and justice (EAFSJ); scope, objectives, actors and dynamics”, organized by Fondazione Basso, FREE-group, europeanrights.org

June 19-20, 2013, conference: “Ultima Ratio 2.0”, organized by Prof. Joxerramon Bengoetxea, Heike Jung and Kimmo Nuotio, and held at the School of Law, University of Helsinki, Finland. I have presented the paper: “Lost (Ultima) Ratio? Reflections in the context of crimmigration and securitization of migration.”

May 23-24, 2013, international conference: “Spy in the Sky: Regulatory Issues of Drones and Unmanned Aerial Systems”, School of Law, University  of Ljubljana, Slovenia. I have presented the paper: Luisa Marin: “Deploying drones in policing borders: ethical and regulatory issues”;

April 10, 2013, European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS), Brussels, Belgium: Experts Meeting on the so-called “Smart Borders” proposals.

Luisa Marin will join the panel discussion on visa liberalization, at the ERA seminar: “KEEPING THE EU’S EXTERNAL BORDERS SECURE: LATEST DEVELOPMENTS. FRONTEX, THE USE OF NEW TECHNOLOGIES AND THE NEW EU AGENCY FOR LARGE-SCALE IT SYSTEMS”, Warsaw, 18-19 March 2013, Polish Border Guard Headquarters

Fondazione Basso and FREE-group, Rome, 4 February 2013, conference: “Libertà sicurezza e giustizia nell’Unione Europea. Problemi e prospettive a tre anni dal Trattato di Lisbona”

European Parliament, LIBE Committee, 7 November 2012: kick-off meeting of the FREE (Fundamental Rights European Experts) Group, established by Emilio De Capitani, invited as member of the Commissie Meijers / Meijers Standing Committee

Ministerie van Binnenlandse Zaken en Koninkrijksrelaties, The Hague, 1 November 2012, onderzoekersmiddag: “Science meets Policy - Policy meets Science” on Asiel, immigratie en integratieonderzoek; paper presentation: L. Marin: “The boundaries of the extraterritorialization of migration controls

University of Helsinki, School of Law, October 2012:

seminar “Effectiveness in European Criminal Law”, paper presentation: L. Marin: “Goal or instrument? Existential dilemmas of mutual recognition in criminal matters. Analysis of recent developments on the European Arrest Warrant.”  

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