Dr. Teresa Fajardo del Castillo is an Associate Professor in the Department of Public International Law and International Relations in Granada University where she teaches Public International Law at the Faculty of Law and International and European Environmental Law at the Science Faculty.
She read law at Granada and Poitiers Universities and the Licence Spéciale en Droit Européen at the Institut d’Etudes Européennes at the Université Libre de Bruxelles. She has spent stages at the Legal Service of the European Commission and has been a visiting researcher/scholar at the universities of Florence, Brussels, Geneva and King’s College, London. She obtained her Ph.D. with a thesis on the External Policy of the European Union in the field of environment. Her research fields are International and European Environmental Law, International Law of the Sea and the EU Migration Policy. She is engaged in several inter-university and European Union projects relating to International and European environmental law.
She is currently researching in wildlife crime and illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and has published several contributions in these fields, while she participated in the interdisciplinary research project EFFACE, “European Union Action to Fight Environmental Crime”, funded under the 7th Research Framework Programme of the EU. As part of the EFFACE research project, Dr. Fajardo compiled a study on environmental crime and efforts to combat it in Spain and analysed international and EU legal instruments related to organised crime and environmental crime. Her recent publications are “Wildlife crime: The European Union's Approach in the Fight against Wildlife Trafficking: Challenges Ahead”, Journal of International Wildlife Law and Policy 01/2016 and reports for the European Parliament on Wildlife Crime in Europe and in Spain.