Dr. Vladislava Stoyanova is the Ragnar Söderberg Associate Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Law, Lund University, Sweden. Her research interests are within the areas of international migration law, international refugee law, international human rights law and EU law. She was a visiting scholar at the University of Michigan Law School, Ann Abor, USA and the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights, Oxford University. She is currently working on projects addressing positive obligations under the European Convention on Human Rights and the right to leave any country.

Publications/recent projects

  • Human Trafficking and Slavery Reconsidered. Conceptual Limits and States’ Positive Obligations in European Law (Cambridge University Press, 2017)
  • The New Asylum and Transit Countries in Europe during and in the Aftermath of the 2015/2016 Crisis (Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2018) co-edited with E Karageorgiou
  • “The Disjunctive Structure of Positive Rights” 87(3) Nordic Journal of International Law (2018) 344-392
  • “The Right to Leave any Country: A Right to be Delivered” European Yearbook on Human Rights (2018) 373-394, co-authored with Elspeth Guild
  • “Sweet Taste with Bitter Roots. Forced Labour and Chowdury and Others v Greece” European Human Rights Law Review (2018) 67-75
  • “Populims, Exceptionality and the Right of Migrants to Family Life under the European Convention on Human Rights” 10(2) European Journal of Legal Studies (2018) 83-125
  • “A Stark Choice: Domestic Violence or Deportation? The Immigration Status of Victims of Domestic Violence under the Istanbul Convention” 20(1) European Journal of Migration and Law (2018) 53-82
  • “How Exceptional Must ‘Very Exceptional’ be? Non-refoulement, Socio-economic Deprivation and Paposhvili v. Belgium” 29(4) International Journal of Refugee Law (2017) 580-616
  • “Causation between State Omission and Harm within the Framework of Positive Obligations under the ECHR” 18(2) Human Rights Law Review (2018)