The Participants

Meet the Participants of the Conference

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Katy Hayward

Katy Hayward, PhD, is Reader in Sociology at Queen’s University Belfast. She has 20 years’ research experience on the impact of the EU on the Irish border and peace process, including as part of the EU FP5 EUBorderConf [EU and border conflicts] project and the current SSHRC-funded ‘Borders in Globalization’ programme. She is the author of over 100 publications, including Bordering on Brexit (2017), Dynamics of Political Change in Ireland (2017), and Irish Nationalism and European Integration (2009). Outside the University, she is a Board Member of the Centre for Cross Border Studies and Conciliation Resources.



Kirsty Hughes

Dr Kirsty Hughes is the Director of the Scottish Centre on European Relations. She is a researcher, writer and commentator on European politics and policy. She has worked at a number of leading European thinktanks including as Senior Fellow at Friends of Europe, Brussels; Senior Fellow, Centre for European Policy Studies; Director, European Programme, Chatham House; Senior Fellow, Policy Studies Institute, and Research Fellow, WZB Berlin Social Science Centre. She has published extensively, including books, reports, and policy papers, as well as contributing to a wide range of national and international media outlets. Her research focus has included: the UK, Scotland and Brexit, EU democracy, the politics of the Eurozone crisis, the EU enlargement to central and eastern Europe, and Turkey’s EU accession process.


Michael Llamas

Michael Llamas QC read law at Sussex University (BA), King’s College, London (LLM) and La Sorbonne (DEA). Called to the Bar England & Wales (1990) and to the Paris and Gibraltar Bars (1994). In 1997, he became EU Legal Counsel to the Gibraltar Government based in Brussels. In 2007, he returned to Gibraltar to become Chief Legal Advisor to the Government’s EU and International Department. He was appointed Silk in 2012 and Attorney General in 2015. He has specialised in EU law throughout his professional life. He is intrinsically involved in advising the Gibraltar Government on the impact of Brexit in Gibraltar.


Jamie Trinidad

Jamie Trinidad is a Fellow and Tutor of Wolfson College, Cambridge, and a Fellow of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge. He is the author of Self-Determination in Disputed Colonial Territories (Cambridge University Press, 2018) and has published on a wide range of international legal topics in leading journals. He is also a practising barrister, and regularly advises Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar on international legal matters. He holds a PhD from Cambridge.  


Bernard Ryan

Bernard Ryan has been Professor of Migration Law at the University of Leicester since 2013, having previously been Professor of Law at the University of Kent. He is a graduate of University College Dublin and the European University Institute.

He has published on many aspects of migration law and policy, including the British-Irish common travel area, migration control at sea, employer checks of immigration status, and the right to remain after Brexit.

His current research is concerned with the effects of migration upon employment law, and the implications of Brexit for migration law.

In the academic year 2016-2017, he held a British Academy fellowship. He is the co-chair of the Migration and Law Network, which promotes the study of migration law in British universities. 

The caption reads: the ECtHR recognises the TRNC "Immovable Property Commission"'

The caption reads: the ECtHR recognises the TRNC "Immovable Property Commission"'

5. 'Building Transitional Justice Mechanisms without a Peace Settlement. A Critical Appraisal of the Recent Jurisprudence of the Strasbourg Court on the Cyprus issue' 35 European Law Review (2010) 720-733

On March 1, 2010, the Strasbourg Court delivered its decision in Demopoulos v Turkey. With this judgment, the Court allowed the building of what could be considered to be a transitional justice mechanism for the settlement of the property aspect of the Cyprus issue. Thus, it influenced the fragile balance in the current negotiations for the reunification of Cyprus. This article analyses this landmark judgment by tracing the reasoning of the Court to earlier case law on issues arising from the Cyprus dispute, discussing the discrepancies between the ECtHR judgment in Demopoulos and the ECJ decision in Apostolides v Orams, and referring to the political ramifications of the decision.

The map of the United Cyprus Republic according the Annan Plan

The map of the United Cyprus Republic according the Annan Plan

6. 'Speaking of the De...rogations: Accommodating a Solution of the Cyprus Problem within the Union Legal Order' (with M Cremona), 11 Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies (2009) 381-395

This paper argues that, however desirable the absence of derogations from the EU acquis may be in abstract terms, the employment of derogations is a political issue that any comprehensive settlement plan would ultimately need to determine. Legally speaking, according to Union practice in general and Protocol No. 10 to the Cyprus Act of Accession more specifically, possible derogations from the acquis, which might be deemed necessary for the achievement of a settlement to the conflict, can be accommodated in the EU legal order. There are however some provisions of Union law that cannot be disregarded in the constitutional design of the unified Cypriot State, strict compliance with them being a conditio sine qua non.

The UN Buffer Zone in Nicosia

The UN Buffer Zone in Nicosia

7. 'The Application of the Acquis Communautaire in the Areas not Under the Effective Control of the Republic of Cyprus: The Green Line Regulation' 45 Common Market Law Review (2008) 727-755

The paper presents a legal analysis of the partial application of the acquis in the “Areas” provided by the Green Line Regulation which consists, without being a panacea, of a first step in the economic integration of the island and for improving contact between the two communities. It addresses the issue by referring to the historical background of this legal Gordian knot analysing thoroughly the legal basis of the Regulation, and reviewing the relevant provisions with regard to the crossing of persons and goods.