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Guy S Goodwin-Gill

MA, DPhil

Emeritus Fellow, All Souls College, Oxford

  • Barrister, Blackstone Chambers, London

Guy S. Goodwin Gill is Emeritus Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford and Emeritus Professor of International Refugee Law. He is also a Barrister and a member of Blackstone Chambers, London, where he practises in public international law generally, and in human rights, refugee and asylum law. He has worked extensively with the United Nations, including twelve years as a Legal Adviser with UNHCR, has advised the Inter-Parliamentary Union and the Carter Center on elections and international law, has been a Patron of Asylum Aid since 2008, was a member of the Council of the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) from 2007-2013, President of Refugee and Migrant Justice (formerly the Refugee Legal Centre) from 1997-2010, and President of the Media Appeals Board of Kosovo from 2000–2003. He is the Founding Editor of the International Journal of Refugee Law and was Editor-in-Chief from 1989-2001.

Recent publications include:

Introductory notes to the 1951 Convention and 1967 Protocol relating to the Status of Refugees, the 1954 Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons, the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness and the 1967 UN Declaration on Territorial Asylum in the ‘Historic Archives’ section of the UN Audio-Visual Library of International Law : ;

‘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 Nijhoff, 2014, 433-59;

‘The International Law of Refugee Protection’, in Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, Gil Loescher, Katy Long & Nando Sigona, eds., The Oxford Handbook of Refugee and Forced Migration Studies, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014, 36-47;

‘Palestine, UN Membership and Popular Representation: International Legal Challenges and Strategic Options’, in M. Qafisheh, ed., Palestine Membership in the United Nations: Legal and Practical Implications, Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013, 30-44;

‘The Dynamic of International Refugee Law’, (2013) International Journal of Refugee Law, 25, 651-666;

‘Europe: A place to seek, to be granted, and to enjoy asylum?’, in C. Gortázar, C. Parra, B. Segaert, B. & C. Timmerman, eds., European Migration and Asylum Policies: Coherence or Contradiction? Bruxelles: Bruylant, 2012, 33-43;

‘The Right to Seek Asylum: Interception at Sea and the Principle of Non-refoulement’, (2011) International Journal of Refugee Law 23, 443-57;

‘The Challenge of the Child Soldier’, in H. Strachan & S. Scheipers, The Changing Character of War, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011, 410-28;

‘The Search for the One, True Meaning...’, in G. S. Goodwin-Gill & H. Lambert, eds., The Limits of Transnational Law, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010, 204-41;

‘The Extra-Territorial Reach of Human Rights Obligations: A Brief Perspective on the Link to Jurisdiction’, in L. Boisson de Chazournes & M. G. Kohen, eds., International Law and the Quest for its Implementation/Le droit international et la quête de sa mise en oeuvre: Liber Amicorum Vera Gowlland-Debbas, Leiden: Brill, 2010, 293-308;

Brownlie’s Documents on Human Rights, sixth edition with the late Sir Ian Brownlie, QC, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010;

The Refugee in International Law, third edition with Jane McAdam, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007;

Free and Fair Elections, second rev’d edn., 2006, Geneva: Inter-Parliamentary Union.