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Professor Guy S. Goodwin-Gill

MA, DPhil
Emeritus Fellow since 2014
I am an international lawyer, currently working on the legal aspects of refugee flows, migration, and forced displacement in general. Professor Jane McAdam (University of New South Wales) and I are currently preparing a fourth, expanded edition of The Refugee in International Law, which will be published by Oxford University Press in 2018. I am also engaged with related issues, including statelessness, deprivation of citizenship, ‘counter-terrorism’, and the challenges to human rights raised by the widespread emphasis globally on ‘securitisation’. Many of these questions have arisen also in my practice as a Barrister at Blackstone Chambers. In addition, I remain particularly interested in the activities of international and regional organisations, both in contributing to the resolution of humanitarian problems and as potentially ‘representative’ forums.

In July 2017, I took up a post as Professor in Faculty of Law at the University of New South Wales, where I will also be Acting Director of the Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law and Acting Editor of the International Journal of Refugee Law for the twelve months to June 2018.

External homepages:
https://www.blackstonechambers.com/barristers/guy-goodwin-gill/
http://www.kaldorcentre.unsw.edu.au/
Contact: guy.goodwin-gill at all-souls.ox.ac.uk
  • Background

    • Emeritus Fellow, All Souls College (from 2014)
    • Senior Research Fellow, All Souls College (from 2002 to 2014)
    • Professor of International Refugee Law, University of Oxford (from 1998 to 2014)
    • Rubin Director of Research, Institute of European Studies, University of Oxford (from 1997 to 2002)
    • Professor of Asylum Law, University of Amsterdam (from 1994 to 1999)
    • Professor of Law, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada (from 1989 to 1997)
    • Senior Legal Research Officer and variously Legal Adviser, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, London, Sydney, Geneva (from 1976 to 1988)
    • Visiting Lecturer, Public International Law, Kingston Polytechnic, Kingston-upon-Thames (from 1973 to 1976)
    • Lecturer, later Senior Lecturer, The College of Law, London (from 1971 to 1976)
    • Undergraduate and Postgraduate, Wadham College, Oxford (from 1965 to 1974)
  • Research interests

    • Public international law, with particular interests in immigration, refugees, statelessness and asylum, the use of force, elections and electoral standards
  • Selected publications

    • Protection des migrants et des réfugiés au XXIe siècle: Aspects de droit international/Migration and Refugee Protection in the 21st Century: International Legal Aspects, with Philippe Weckel, eds., Hague Academy of International Law, Leiden: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2015
    • 'Asylum (Colombia v. Peru), 1949 and Request for Interpretation of the Judgment of 20 November 1950 in the Asylum Case (Colombia v. Peru), 1950', in Paula Wojcikiewicz Almeida & Jean-Marc Sorel, eds., Latin America and the International Court of Justice: Contributions to International Law, London: Routledge, 2017, 170-82
    • 'Setting the Scene: Refugees, Asylum Seekers, and Migrants at Sea – The Need for a Long-Term, Protection-Centred Vision', in Violeta Moreno-Lax & Efthymios Papastavridis, eds., 'Boat Refugees' and Migrants at Sea: A Comprehensive Approach, Leiden: Brill Nijhoff, 2017, 17-31
    • 'The Movements of People between States in the 21st Century: An Agenda for Urgent Institutional Change', (2016) 28 International Journal of Refugee Law 679-694: https://doi.org/10.1093/ijrl/eew040
    • 'The Mediterranean Papers: Athens, Naples, and Istanbul', (2016) 28 International Journal of Refugee Law 276-309: https://doi.org/10.1093/ijrl/eew030
    • ‘Migration and Forced Migration Today: Challenges for the Rule of Law’, in Guy S. Goodwin-Gill & Philippe Weckel, eds., Protection des migrants et des réfugiés au XXIe siècle: Aspects de droit international/Migration and Refugee Protection in the 21st Century: International Legal Aspects, Hague Academy of International Law, Leiden: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2015, 3-22
    • 'Current Challenges in Refugee Law', in Jean-Pierre Gauci, Mariagiulia Giuffré & Evangelina (Lilian) Tsourdi, eds., Exploring the Boundaries of Refugee Law: Current Protection Challenges, Leiden: Brill Nijhoff, 2015, 9-28
    • Non-Refoulement, Temporary Refuge, and the “New” Asylum Seekers’, in David Cantor & Jean-François Durieux, eds., Refuge from Inhumanity? War Refugees and International Humanitarian Law (Leiden: Brill, 2014) 433-59.
    • ‘The International Law of Refugee Protection’, in Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, Gil Loescher, Katy Long and Nando Sigona, eds., The Oxford Handbook of Refugee and Forced Migration Studies (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014), 36-47.
    • ‘The Dynamic of International Refugee Law’, International Journal of Refugee Law, 25 (2013), 651-666: https://doi.org/10.1093/ijrl/eeu003
    • 'Palestine, UN Membership and Popular Representation: International Legal Challenges and Strategic Options’, in Mutaz Qafisheh, ed., Palestine Membership in the United Nations: Legal and Practical Implications (Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013), 30-44.
    • (ed. with Hélène Lambert), The Limits of Transnational Law: Refugee Law, Policy Harmonization and Judicial Dialogue in the European Union, (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010).
    • (ed. with Ian Brownlie, Q.C.), Brownlie’s Documents on Human Rights, 6th edn. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010).
    • (with Dr Jane McAdam), The Refugee in International Law, 3rd edn. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007).
    • Free and Fair Elections, 2nd revised and expanded edn. (Geneva: Inter-Parliamentary Union, 2006): http://www.ipu.org/pdf/publications/free&fair06-e.pdf
    • ‘The Right to Seek Asylum: Interception at Sea and the Principle of Non-refoulement’, International Journal of Refugee Law 23 (2011), 443-57.
    • ‘The Politics of Refugee Protection’, Refugee Survey Quarterly 27 (2008), 8-23.
    • ‘The International Protection of Refugees and Asylum Seekers: Between Principle and Pragmatism?’ – Presentation to the 2014 Kaldor Conference, University of New South Wales, Sydney, 3 November 2014: http://www.kaldorcentre.unsw.edu.au/sites/kaldorcentre.unsw.edu.au/files/gsgg-kaldor2014-final.pdf
    • ‘The Globalization of High Seas Interdiction – Sale’s Legacy and Beyond’
      Part 1: http://opiniojuris.org/2014/03/16/yale-sale-symposium-globalization-high-seas-interdiction-sales-legacy-beyond/
      Part 2: http://opiniojuris.org/2014/03/16/yale-sale-symposium-sales-legacy-beyond-part-ii/
    • ‘Mr Al-Jedda, Deprivation of Citizenship, and International Law’, paper (revised) presented at Middlesex University, 14 February 2014: http://www.parliament.uk/documents/joint-committees/human-rights/GSGG-DeprivationCitizenshipRevDft.pdf
    • ‘Deprivation of Citizenship resulting in Statelessness and its Implications in International Law: Opinion’, 12 March 2014: https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/1086878-guy-s-goodwin-gill-legal-opinion-on-deprivation.html
    • ‘Deprivation of Citizenship resulting in Statelessness and its Implications in International Law: Further Comments’, 6 April 2014: https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/1104868-gsgg-deprivationcitizenshipfurthercommentfinal.html
    • ‘Deprivation of Citizenship, Statelessness and International Law: More Authority (if it were needed...)’, 5 May 2014: https://s3.amazonaws.com/s3.documentcloud.org/documents/1154592/gsgg-deprivationcitizenship-moreauthority.pdf
    • ‘Analysis: Why Australia is failing on asylum seekers’, The New Daily, 13 July, 2014: http://thenewdaily.com.au/news/2014/07/13/comment-asylum/