Dr. Sarah Singer

Email: sarah.singer@sas.ac.uk

Website: https://research.sas.ac.uk/search/staff/801/dr-sarah-singer/


Sarah Singer is a Senior Lecturer in Refugee Law at the Refugee Law Initiative, School of Advanced Study, University of London. She is Programme Director of the distance-learning MA in Refugee Protection and Forced Migration Studies, Managing Editor of the International Community Law Review journal and teaches the law component of the MA in Understanding and Securing Human Rights at the School of Advanced Study. She has published broadly on the topic of asylum seekers and migrants suspected of serious criminality.

Publications/recent projects:

  • ‘Undesirable and Unreturnable Migrants in the United Kingdom’ (2017) 36(1) Refugee Survey Quarterly 9–34.
  • ‘Migration Law and Policy: 'Undesirable and Unreturnable' Aliens Symposium (2017) 36(1) Refugee Survey Quarterly, co-edited with Joris van Wijk, David James Cantor and Maarten Bolhuis.
  • Criminal Justice and “Undesirable” Aliens Special Issue (2017) 15(1) Journal of International Criminal Justice, co-edited with Joris van Wijk, David James Cantor and Maarten Bolhuis.
  • ‘No Safe Refuge: Experiences of LGBT asylum seekers in detention’, (field researcher), Stonewall and the UK Lesbian & Gay Immigration Group (October 2016).
  • ‘Undesirable and Unreturnable? Policy challenges around excluded asylum seekers and other migrants suspected of serious criminality who cannot be removed’, Refugee Law Initiative (University of London) and Centre for Criminal Justice (VU University Amsterdam), co-authored with Joris van Wijk, David Cantor and Maarten Bolhuis (May 2016).
  • Terrorism and Exclusion from Refugee Status in the UK: Asylum Seekers Suspected of Serious Criminality, Queen Mary Studies in International Law vol. 18, Brill; Martinus Nijhoff (May 2015).
  • Seeking Asylum in the European Union: Selected Protection Issues Raised by the Second Phase of the Common European Asylum System, International Refugee Law Book Series, (Brill; Martinus Nijhoff, 2015), co-edited with Céline Bauloz, Meltem Ineli Ciger and Vladislava Stoyanova.
  • ‘Terrorism and Article 1F(c) of the Refugee Convention: Exclusion from refugee status in the United Kingdom’ (2014) 12(5) Journal of International Criminal Justice 1075-1091.
  • Reservations to International Treaties Special Issue (2014) 16(3) International Community Law Review 259-261, co-edited with Malgosia Fitzmaurice
  • ‘Exclusion from Refugee Status: asylum seekers and terrorism in the UK’ (2012) 1 Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights Working Papers Series 1-15.
  • ‘Exclusion from Refugee Status and Terrorist-related Offences: the case of AH (Algeria)’ (2012) 26(4) Journal of Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Law 337-348.