Andrew W Mellon Professor of Refugee and Migration Law
Cathryn Costello is Andrew W Mellon Professor of Refugee and Migration Law, and a fellow of St Antony's College. From 2003 - 2013, she was Francis Reynolds Fellow and Tutor in EU and Public Law at Worcester College, Oxford, during which time she also completed her DPhil studies on EU asylum and immigration law.
She has taught a range of public and EU law courses on the Oxford undergraduate and postgraduate curriculum. She began her academic career in 1998 as Lecturer in European Law at the Law School, Trinity College Dublin, and from 2000-2003, she was also the Director of the Irish Centre for European Law. She has been a Visiting Professor at the University of San Francisco and a visiting research fellow at NYU School of Law and Melbourne Law School.
Cathryn has published widely on many aspects of EU and human rights law, including asylum and refugee law, immigration, EU Citizenship and third country national family members, family reunification and immigration detention. Publications include The Human Rights of Migrants and Refugees in European Law (Oxford University Press, 2015).
She also researches the intersections of immigration, asylum and labour law. Her work on this theme includes (with Mark Freedland) Migrants at Work: Immigration and Vulnerability in Labour Law (Oxford University Press 2014) and 'Migrants and Forced Labour: A Labour Law Response' in A Bogg, C Costello, A Davies, J Prassl (eds) The Autonomy of Labour Law (Hart Publishing 2014).
Cathryn has undertaken research for UNHCR, the Council of Europe and the European Parliament. She is regularly invited to address diverse audiences, both academic and practical, such as the European Council of Refugees and Exiles (ECRE) and International Association of Refugee Law Judges (IARLJ). She is also a Senior Research Associate of the Refugee Law Initiative of the University of London.
Cathryn welcomes approaches from doctoral candidates with projects in refugee law, EU asylum and migration law, and the labour and human rights of migrants and refugees.
The Human Rights of Migrants and Refugees in European Law
Cathryn Costello, (2015)
Enhancing the Common European Asylum System and Alternatives to Dublin
Elspeth Guild, Cathryn Costello et al, (2015)
Article 31 of the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees
Cathryn Costello (with Yulia Ioffe and Teresa Büchsel), (2017), PPLA/2017/01
Research Handbook on EU Labour Law
Alan Bogg, Cathryn Costello and A.C.L. Davies (editors), (2016)
Border Justice: Migration and Accountability for Human Rights Violations
Cathryn Costello and Itamar Mann, (2020), German Law Journal, 21, 311 - 619
Cathryn Costello and Itamar Mann, (2020), German Law Journal, 21, 311 - 334
Başak Çalı, Cathryn Costello and Stewart Cunningham, (2020), German Law Journal, 21, 355 - 384
Cathryn Costello, (2020), German Law Journal, 21 (1), 17 - 22
Cathryn Costello, (2019), International Journal of Refugee Law