Raoul Wallenberg Visiting Professor of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

Thomas Spijkerboer is the Raoul Wallenberg Visiting Professor of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law in Lund since November 2017, in addition to being professor of migration law at his home base, the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. His research is about border deaths; gender and sexuality in asylum law; the crisis of European refugee law; illegalized refugees; and the role of courts in migration law.

Learn more about his research via his website.

KEYWORDSmigration law; refugee & asylum law

Ongoing research projects

Thomas is planning to develop a project about the externalization of European migration law and policy. By involving the RWI offices in Nairobi, Amman and Istanbul, he wants to develop an network on migration and human rights, which can lead to a series of conferences and publications in Sub-Sahara Africa and the MENA countries.