Cathryn Costello

Cathryn Costello is Andrew W Mellon Associate Professor in International Human Rights and Refugee Law, at the Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford.  Her research spans international and EU migration and asylum law, including its interactions with labour law.  Her recent articles include ‘Refugees and (Other) Migrants: Will the Global Compacts Ensure Safe Flight and Onward Mobility for Refugees?’ (2018) International Journal of Refugee Law and  'Non-refoulement as custom and jus cogens? Putting the prohibition to the test’ (2015) Netherlands Yearbook of International Law (with Michelle Foster). Her monograph on the Human Rights of Migrants and Refugees in European Law (OUP 2015) was co-awarded the 2016 Odysseus Academic Prize for 'outstanding academic research in the area of European Immigration or Asylum Law'. She is the co-editor (with Professor Mark Freedland) of Migrants at Work:  Immigration and Vulnerability in Labour Law (OUP 2014).  She is also the contributed to several studies for the European Parliament and the UNHCR (most recently on Article 31 of the Refugee Convention).   In 2018, she commenced her individual ERC-funded project entitled Refugees are Migrants (RefMig), on mobility, status and rights of refugees, which includes a strand on international organisations in the refugee and migration regimes, and a strand entitled Recognising Refugees on the diverse modes of refugee recognition in the EU, Kenya, Lebanon, South Africa and Turkey.