Dr Ainhoa Campàs Velasco is a Lecturer in Law at Southampton Law School at the University of Southampton.
She is the Widening Participation Co-ordinator for Southampton Law School.
- Maritime law
- Law of the Sea
- International Human Rights
- International Refugee Law
Ainhoa’s research interests lie primarily in the legal areas of maritime law, the law of the sea, international human rights law and more recently international refugee law, with increasing emphasis on the interaction between the law of the sea and maritime law and broad considerations of humanity. The intersection of these legal arenas was at the core of her PhD research, where she focused on treaty interpretation and the integration of human rights law and refugee law considerations in the reading of maritime legal instruments relevant to search and rescue at sea.
During her research, Ainhoa also developed particular interest in the notion of vulnerability and the legal implications of vulnerability reasoning in treaty interpretation.
Current PhD Students
Ainhoa is the LLM Dissertation Coordinator.
Ainhoa Campàs Velasco has collaborated with the Institute of Maritime Law, Southampton Law School, in a number of projects since 2007.
She was a part-time lecturer at Southampton Law School from 2008 to 2014 conducting tutorials in the module of Carriage of Goods by Sea at postgraduate and undergraduate levels.
In 2021, she completed her PhD entitled ‘Adrift in international law: towards a place of safety for sea migrants’ for which she had obtained the MPhil/PhD Vice-Chancellor’s Award scholarship.
More recently, she has collaborated as postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Law School in the Project ‘Saharan and Mediterranean Cross-Border Migration and Deaths: The Impacts on Economic and Social Development of African Countries’ (Principal investigator: Dr Remigius N Nwabueze).
Ainhoa is a Qualified Lawyer, admitted to the Bar Association of Madrid in 1998. She has a background of ten years of legal practice in two leading maritime law firms in Madrid, specialising substantially in litigation, cargo claims, charterparty disputes and maritime administrative proceedings.