Job Opportunities: Research in Immigration Detention

A quick update on two job opportunities in immigration detention: these are excellent opportunities both for postdoctoral work led by outstanding scholars, and in critical areas – brief details and links are below:

Fellow of the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law (Part-time) to research The Rule of Law and Immigration Detention in Europe

The Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law is seeking to appoint one strong candidate to assist with research for a study on The Rule of Law and Immigration Detention in Europe. The post is part-time (equivalent to three days per week) and consists of research with no teaching duties. The post will enable the Fellow to work directly with a broad network of scholars, practitioners, judges, government officials, international institutions and others working in this field.

The aim of the study is to explore existing international, European and domestic standards regarding the use of immigration detention with a view toward producing a report and a set of Guidelines. The Guidelines will streamline existing standards and update them into a single document that takes into account domestic and international practice and case law, as well as standards derived from existing declarations, resolutions and other soft law instruments. They are intended for consultation by those people who make decisions relating to detention on a daily basis, and as a source for individuals currently in detention or facing detention proceedings to understand their rights, and any limitations thereof. The full project description is available here.

Associate Research Fellow

The University of Exeter College of Life and Environmental Sceinces is looking to appoint a Associate Research Fellow to support Dr. Nick Gill’s investigation into disparities in asylum appeal success rates at different courts around the UK. This unique ESRC funded post is available from January 2013 on an 18 month fixed term contract. The successful applicant will become part of a dynamic research team based at the University of Exeter with links to legal scholars at both Plymouth University and University College London. They will work at the University of Exeter for part of the contract period, conducting literature reviews and drafting both academic and non-academic outputs. They will also conduct a three month ethnography of an immigration court in the UK and another six month detailed observation of a different court in the UK.

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