Dr. Nikolas Feith Tan

Email: nita@humanrights.dk

Website: https://menneskeret.dk/medarbejdere/nikolas-feith-tan​



Dr Nikolas Feith Tan is a researcher at the Danish Institute for Human Rights where he works on refugee and asylum law. In 2019, Nikolas defended his PhD dissertation, International cooperation on refugees: between protection and deterrence, which investigated bilateral cooperation in the field of migration control and asylum.  His academic work has been published in the International Journal of Refugee Law, European Journal of Migration and Law and in specialist edited volumes.

Nikolas has taught Masters-level courses related to international refugee law with Aalborg and Aarhus University and has tutored the core module Protecting human rights, refugees and displaced persons in international law for the University of London School of Advanced Study MA in Refugee Protection and Forced Migration Studies since 2016.

Nikolas has acted as legal consultant for the Danish Refugee Council on fundamental rights in the hotspots and international asylum claims and Amnesty International Denmark on community sponsorship of refugees. He is coordinating editor of Asylum Insight (www.asyluminsight.com).


Publications/recent projects:

  • ‘International Models of Deterrence and the Future of Access to Asylum’ in Satvinder Juss (ed) Elgar Research Handbook on Refugees (Edward Elgar Publishing) (forthcoming)
  • ‘The Manus Island Regional Processing Centre: A Legal Taxonomy.’ European Journal of Migration and Law 20(4) (2018) 427-451
  • ‘State responsibility and migration control: Australia's international deterrence model’ in Thomas Gammeltoft-Hansen and Jens Vedsted-Hansen (eds), Human Rights and the Dark Side of Globalisation: Transnational law enforcement and migration control (Routledge 2017)
  • (with Thomas Gammeltoft-Hansen) 'The End of the Deterrence Paradigm? Future Directions for Global Refugee Policy' Journal of Migration and Human Security 5(1) (2017) 28-56
  • (with Francesca Mussi) Comparing cooperation on migration control: Italy–Libya and Australia–Indonesia, Siobhán Mullally (ed), Irish Yearbook of International Law (Hart-Bloomsbury 2017)

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