Nicola Delvino Senior Researcher, Global Exchange on Migration and Diversity

Nicola Delvino is a Senior Researcher at the Global Exchange on Migration and Diversity at COMPAS, University of Oxford, where his research focuses on EU and national laws and policies on irregular migration; and on local practices responding to the presence of migrants with irregular status. He is currently leading a project researching laws and policies allowing “safe reporting” of crime by victims of crime with irregular status, and assessing the legal and political replicability in Europe of good practices from the USA. Nicola has been supporting research for two initiatives of the Global Exchange: the C-MISE initiative and the annual Autumn Academy.

While at COMPAS, Nicola has been working as a Human Rights Consultant for the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) – Regional Office for Europe (Brussels). He has also been cooperating as a Visiting Scholar with the Center for Gender and Refugee Studies at the University of California – Hastings College of the Law (San Francisco).

Prior to joining COMPAS, Nicola worked and researched on asylum, migration and human rights policies in Europe for Brussels-based NGOs, in particular as the Executive Officer on Asylum and Migration of Amnesty International’s European Institutions Office. He subsequently worked as a Justice & Home Affairs Officer in the political section of the British Embassy in Rome. Nicola holds a Masters Degree in Law from the University of Bari (Italy) and studied EU law at at the Université Libre de Bruxelles – ULB (Belgium).


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City Initiative on Migrants with Irregular Status in Europe (C-MISE)

Sarah Spencer, Nicola Delvino, Marie Mallet-Garcia, Nathan Grassi and Rosaleen Cunningham | Phase I: 2017-19 | Phase II: 2020-21