ICWS staff publication hat trick

Wednesday 5 November 2014

Institute of Commonwealth Studies academic staff members Dr David James Cantor, Reader in International Human Rights Law, and Dr Sarah Singer, Early Career Academic in Refugee Law, have both recently had articles published in the Journal of International Criminal Justice. Dr Cantor’s article is a timely reflection on the laws of war and how they can contribute to securing refuge from the inhumanity of war, published as part of a Refugee Law Initiative-led project on ‘Refuge from Inhumanity’. Dr Singer examines the question of the exclusion from refugee status of those suspected of involvement in terrorist activities in the United Kingdom.

In addition, the Journal of International Criminal Justice is publishing a review of Refuge from Inhumanity? War refugees and International Humanitarian Law, co-edited by Dr Cantor and Jean-François Durieux, in which this publication is hailed as a ‘ground-breaking’ contribution to the literature on the protection of those individuals fleeing situations of armed conflict.

Both Dr Cantor and Dr Singer lecture on the MA in Understanding and Securing Human Rights at the Human Rights Consortium and are the academic leaders of the distance-learning MA in Refugee Protection and Forced Migration Studies, a collaborative programme with the University of London’s International Academy.