Dallal Stevens is Associate Professor of Law at the University of Warwick. Her expertise is in the fields of refugee and asylum law, on which she has published widely. Much of her work has revolved around the construction of the asylum seeker within a contemporary perspective, though she has also examined the plight of the refugee in a historical context. Her work adopts a contextual and, at times, comparative approach, and is concerned with highlighting the tension that exists between asylum law and human rights protection in this contentious area. She is currently researching asylum and refugee policies in the Middle East.

Publications/recent projects

  • Protection seekers and preventive justice : immigration detention in Australia and the United Kingdom (2017)
  • 'Rights, needs or assistance? The role of the UNHCR in refugee protection in the middle east'. International Journal of Human Rights, 20 (2), pp. 264-283 (2016)
  • The humaneness of EU asylum law and policy. In: Ferreira, Nuno; Kostakopoulou, Dora (2016)
  • Refugee Protection and the Role of Law: Conflciting Identities (2014), S Kneebone, D Stevens & L Baldassar (eds)
  • ‘Exclusion is Not Just about Saying ‘No’: Taking Exclusion Seriously in Complex Conflicts’ in Cantor and Durieux, Refuge from Inhumanity, pp.155-75, Martinus Nijhoff, 2014