Martin Jones is a lecturer in international human rights law at the Centre for Applied Human Rights at the University of York.  He previously practiced as a refugee lawyer in Canada and has held academic appointments in Canada, the USA, Egypt and Australia.  Martin has been active with refugee legal aid organisations in the Global South, including by co-founding in 2008 the Egyptian Foundation for Refugee Rights.  Martin's research examines the intersection of refugee law and refugee protection, including in particular the role of the law, the legal profession and the judiciary in the enjoyment of refugee rights in the Middle East, South East Asia, and East Asia.

Publications/recent projects

  • "Refugee Status Determination: Three Challenges” Forced Migration Review, Volume 32 (April 2009).
  • "Case Comment on Lee Seng Kee v. Sukatno and Ong Thean Soo” (September 2008)
  • "CRS Working Paper No. 2: Beyond Conscientious Objection: Canadian Refugee Jurisprudence on Military Service Evasion" (August 2005)
  • Refugee Law with Sasha Baglay (2007)