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Associate Director Dr Cathryn Costello Wins Teaching Excellence Award to Enhance Course on International Human Rights and Refugee Law

admin 6th November 2014

ODID Associate Professor Cathryn Costello has won an Oxford University Teaching Excellence Award for a project to enhance the course on International Human Rights and Refugee Law, which forms a core part of the MSc in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies. Cathryn is the first holder of the Andrew W Mellow Associate Professorship in International Human […]

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Associate Director Dr Cathryn Costello Co-Authors New Report on Aslyum Procedures

admin 6th November 2014

Study on “New Approaches, Alternative Avenues and Means of Access to Asylum Procedures for Persons Seeking International Protection” conducted for the European Parliament’s LIBE Committee Upon request by the LIBE committee, this study examines the workings of the Common European Asylum System (CEAS), in order to assess the need and potential for new approaches to […]

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Prof Mary Bosworth’s new book Inside Immigration Detention

admin 3rd November 2014

A few weeks ago Mary Bosworth, Professor of Criminology, Oxford University published the first national study of life in Britain’s immigration removal centres (IRCs).  Granted unprecedented levels of research access by the Home Office and the custodial companies, Prof Bosworth documents the experiences of staff and detainees across 6 centres, in order to flesh out our understanding of […]

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Prof Mary Bosworth's new book Inside Immigration Detention

admin 3rd November 2014

A few weeks ago Mary Bosworth, Professor of Criminology, Oxford University published the first national study of life in Britain’s immigration removal centres (IRCs).  Granted unprecedented levels of research access by the Home Office and the custodial companies, Prof Bosworth documents the experiences of staff and detainees across 6 centres, in order to flesh out our understanding of […]

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Prof Davina Cooper, Law & Political Theory, University of Kent asks: What kind of world would you like to live in?

admin 31st October 2014

What kind of world would you like to live in? In many countries of the global north, where pragmatism has replaced idealism, and resignation has replaced action, there is an ever greater need to imagine our worlds otherwise. Critique, resistance and opposition are important political strategies. Small scale initiatives and reforms make life better for […]

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