About James Souter
James Souter is a DPhil candidate in International Development at the University of Oxford. His work addresses ethical issues surrounding asylum and refugee protection, particularly in relation to reparation for displacement. In his thesis, he is developing the argument that asylum should at times act as a form of reparation for past injustice. He holds an MSc in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies from the University of Oxford, an MA in Understanding and Securing Human Rights from the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London, and a BA in Philosophy and History with European Study from the University of Exeter. He is a volunteer and trustee of the Oxford-based organisation, Asylum Welcome.