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About Gregor Noll

Gregor Noll is professor of international law, Faculty of Law, Lund University, Sweden and is currently the holder of the Ragnar and Torsten Söderberg Foundations’ Professorship in Memory of Samuel Pufendorf.

Articles by Gregor Noll

This week’s front page editor

Claire Provost

Claire Provost is editor of 50.50 covering gender, sexuality and social justice.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Visions of the exceptional

Why did Britain and Denmark choose to reopen the migration debate not long after endorsing the 1952 refugee convention? What did this mean for the resettlement of peoples? [Reposted from openDemocracy, June 2003]

Why the EU gets in the way of refugee solidarity

To distribute people, the most sensitive dimension of solidarity, is firstly about sharing norms; the rights of the asylum seekers must be guaranteed in reality, not just in law. 

IS – a threat to the structure of international law?

The theological and ideological basis for IS’s struggle visualizes this as a fight against the spiritual power centre of European public international law: Rome.

EU migration control: made by Gaddafi?

For over three years now, we have relied on Gaddafi and his state apparatus to keep asylum seekers and other migrants away from our European doors.

The Euro-African migration conference: Africa sells out to Europe

The Rabat gathering’s "plan of action" to control migration flows from south to north is based on a faulty diagnosis and will not succeed even in its own terms, says Gregor Noll.

Visions of the exceptional

This week, the People Flow argument gives way to the intense controversy over British and Danish government proposal for Regional and Transit Processing Centres to hold asylum-seekers. The proposal, presented as humane and practical, carries echoes of earlier, failed ‘refugee camp’ policies. If implemented, it would signify a costly and dangerous return to a dark period of European history.
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