Patrick van Berlo

Patrick van Berlo LL.M MSc copyPatrick van Berlo LL.M MSc holds a bachelor in International and European Law from Tilburg University (2011, cum laude and with honours), an LL.M degree from Cambridge University (2012, First Class degree) and an MSc degree from Leiden University (2014, cum laude). He has also been an exchange student at the Faculty of Law of Oslo University in Norway, and participated in the John W. Adams Summer School Programme at Oxford University. During his studies, he has developed an interest in the international interplay between law, the criminal justice system, and migration control. In particular, he is focusing on crimmigration theory and scholarship.

In 2013, Patrick undertook internships at the Chambers of the International Criminal Court, and the Case Analysis Unit of Eurojust. He has also been a student-assistant at the Institute of Criminal Law and Criminology. During his Master in Crime and Criminal Justice, he has visited the UNSW (Sydney) and Monash University (Melbourne) for his thesis research concerning Australia’s offshore asylum policy and related discursive practices. Currently, he is a PhD researcher at the Institute of Criminal Law and Criminology of Leiden University, focusing on crimmigration aspects of the detention realm, comprising both prisons and immigration detention centres. His position as PhD candidate is fully sponsored by the Meijers Research Institute.


van Berlo, P. (2016) ‘The Protection of Asylum Seekers in Australian-Pacific Offshore Processing: The Legal Deficit of Human Rights in a Nodal Reality‘ Human Rights Law Review.

van Berlo, P. (2015) ‘Australia’s Operation Sovereign Borders: Discourse, Power, and Policy from a Crimmigration Perspective‘ Refugee Survey Quarterly, 34(4): 75-104.

Patrick van Berlo LL.M MSc
PhD Candidate (Promovendus)
Leiden Law School, Institute for Criminal Law & Criminology
Steenschuur 25, Room C1.12
PO Box 9520
2300 RA Leiden, The Netherlands