Dr. Reuven (Ruvi) Ziegler

Email: r.ziegler@reading.ac.uk

Website: https://www.reading.ac.uk/law/about/staff/r-ziegler.aspx​



Dr. Reuven (Ruvi) Ziegler is Associate Professor in International Refugee Law at the University of Reading, School of Law, where he is Director of the Global LLM programmes in Human Rights, International Law, and Advanced Legal Studies.  Ruvi is an Academic Fellow of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple; Research Associate of the Refuge Studies Centre, Oxford; Co-convenor of the Migration and Asylum Section of the Society of Legal Scholars; Senior Research Associate of the Refugee Law Initiative (Institute for Advance Legal Study, University of London) Working Paper Series; and a Researcher at the Israel Democracy Institute, analysing the treatment of asylum seekers in Israel as part of the ‘Democratic Principles’ project. Ruvi's public engagements include being Chair of the Board of Trustees of 'New Europeans Association Ltd'; Chair of the Oxford European Association; A 'Britain in Europe' academic expert; and an advisory council member of 'Rene Cassin'.

Previously, Ruvi was a visiting researcher at Harvard Law School’s Immigration and Refugee Clinic and with the Human Rights Program, Tutor in Public International Law at Oxford, and a Legal Advising Officer in the Military Advocate General Unit of the Israeli Defence Forces. 

Ruvi's recently published book is 'Voting Rights of Refugees' (Cambridge University Press, 2017).  Ruvi's areas of research interest include International Refugee Law, Citizenship & Electoral Rights, Comparative Constitutional Law, and International Humanitarian Law. 

Ruvi holds DPhil, MPhil, and BCL degrees from the University of Oxford; LL.M. with specialisation in Public Law from Hebrew University; and a joint LLB and BA from the University of Haifa. He was called to the Israeli bar in 2003.  


Publications/recent projects:

  • Voting Rights of Refugees (Cambridge University Press, 2017)
  • ‘No Asylum for “Infiltrators”: The Legal Predicament of Eritrean and Sudanese Nationals in Israel’ 29(2) Journal of Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Law 172
  • 'The EU (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill: Bargaining Chips on the Commons Table' (OxHRH Blog, 14 February 2017)
  • ‘UK Citizens as former EU citizens: predicament and remedies’ in Floris de Vitte and Rainer Bauböck (eds), Freedom of Movement under Attack: is it worth defending as the core of EU citizenship? (EUI, 2016)
  • ‘The Referendum of the UK’s EU Membership: No Legal Salve for its Disenfranchised Non-resident Citizens’ Verfassungsblog on Matters Constitutional (21 June 2016)