Dr. Ben Hudson

Email: bhudson@lincoln.ac.uk




Dr Ben Hudson is a Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Lincoln and Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Prior to Lincoln, Ben taught for three years at the University of Bristol Law School.

Ben’s research on internal displacement focuses primarily on return. His doctoral research identified, examined and elucidated a series of pertinent challenges in law and practice that impact upon the effective realisation and requisite conceptualisation of return as a durable solution to internal displacement. His current work concerns reparation in circumstances in which there is little to no prospect of return. Aside from his work on internal displacement, Ben has also published in the area of cross-border migration, notably examining the concept of vulnerability as utilised by the European Court of Human Rights in its case law pertaining to migrant journeys across the Mediterranean Sea.

Ben completed his doctorate in 2019 at the University of Bristol under the supervision of Professor Sir Malcolm Evans and Professor Diego Acosta Arcarazo. His thesis was examined by Professor Chaloka Beyani (London School of Economics) and Professor Rachel Murray. This research was funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) 1+3 scholarship. Ben holds an MSc in Socio-Legal Studies (with distinction) and an MSc in International Development (with distinction), both also from the University of Bristol; and a BA (Hons) in Architecture from the University of Manchester.

Ben is Assistant Editor of the Journal of Internal Displacement. He is also an active supporter of Sanctuary Scholarships and other related initiatives that promote access to higher education for persons who have fled persecution and sought asylum in the UK (and elsewhere). In this capacity, Ben sits as a member of the Universities of Sanctuary National Steering Group in the UK. Ben is also a Director of the Lincolnshire Refugee Doctor Project CIC.


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