Nikolas Feith Tan





Nikolas Feith Tan is a PhD fellow at the Danish Institute for Human Rights and Aarhus University. His research investigates state cooperation in the field of migration control and asylum. He teaches courses related to international refugee law with Aarhus University and the University of London’s MA in Refugee Protection & Forced Migration Studies. Nikolas is also a legal advisor at the Danish Refugee Council and editor of Asylum Insight ( An Australian lawyer admitted to practice, Nikolas is a former officer of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Publications/recent projects:

  • ‘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', 5 Journal of Migration and Human Security  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 (Forthcoming, Hart-Bloomsbury 2017)

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