Dr Ben Hudson is a Lecturer in Law at the University of Exeter and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (Advance HE). Prior to Exeter, Ben was a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer at the University of Lincoln (2017-2020), and before that taught at the University of Bristol (2014-2017).
Ben’s research primarily concerns internal displacement and international human rights law. 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. 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 is a Co-coordinator of the University of Exeter's interdisciplinary Routes network, and Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Internal Displacement and the Refugee Law Initiative (RLI) Working Paper Series. Ben also leads the migration-themed, 'Managing and Protecting People on the Move', research stream at the annual UK Socio-Legal Studies Association (SLSA) Conference.
- Hudson B and Ni Ghrainne B, 'Enhancing State-to-State Dialogue on Internal Displacement: Current Global Fora and Future Prospects' (2021) 39(4) Refugee Survey Quarterly 425-443
- Hudson B, ‘Migration in the Mediterranean: Exposing the Limits of Vulnerability at the European Court of Human Rights’ (2018) 4 Maritime Safety and Security Law Journal 26-46
- Hudson B and Murray R, ‘Guiding Principles on Sanctuary Scholars in UK Higher Education’ (Article 26 2018)
- Hudson B, ‘Migrants on Lampedusa’ (2017) 2 European Human Rights Law Review 192-195