University of Gothenburg
The University of Gothenburg meets societal challenges with diverse knowledge. 38 000 students and 6 000 employees make the University a large and inspiring place to work and study, with a continuous flow of new knowledge and ideas.
Strong research and attractive study programmes attract scientists and students from all around the world. The University of Gothenburg is environmentally certified and works actively for sustainable development. With new knowledge and new perspectives, the University of Gothenburg contributes to a better future. Since the autumn of 2004, the Department of Law offers a modernised LL.M. programme introducing new pedagogy, role-play and simulations, increased use of IT resources, several new courses and cooperation with practicing legal professionals. The aim is to adapt the LL.M. programme to societal changes and to the internationalised study environment. Beside the LL.M. programme, the department also offers optional courses and programme courses for undergraduate students of economics and engineering, as well as tailored courses for professionals. The department plans to develop two-year Master tracks that will give our students the chance to graduate with double degrees. Since 2013, the department has been developing a platform for university-based legal training exploring the conditions for offering legal courses in applied law.
Role in ASILE
University of Gothenburg, led by Prof. Gregor Noll in this proposal, will be in charge of WP2 on Actors Networks, together with the EUI, leading Task 2.2 on Responsibility Allocation, as well as in WP3, Task 3.2 on International Law Compatibility. Prof. Noll and his team count with an extensive experience on asylum, migration laws and policies, having published largely about it. Moreover, Prof. Noll has also collaborated in previous occasions with some of the partners of the consortium.
ASILE Work package Leader –WP2 on Actors Networks and Responsibility Attribution
Gregor Noll is Chair at the School of Business, Economics and Law at Gothenburg University after holding the chair of international law at Lund University between 2005 and 2018. His research covers themes as migration law, the law of armed conflict and the theory of international law. With a group of junior and mid-career research fellows, he transformed Lund into a brand for interdisciplinary research in international law. Noll held the prestigious Pufendorf Chair at Lund University from 2012 to 2016 and co-launched the Gothenburg/Lund/Uppsala Migration Law Research Network in 2011. Noll has directed two studies commissioned by UNHCR, the U.N. Refugee Agency, and the European Commission, which launched a debate on so-called Protected Entry Procedures, allowing asylum seekers to approach an EU representation anywhere in the world with an asylum application (in 2002 and 2003). He has regularly published on the asylum and migration laws and policies of the European Union, and is currently researching the interaction between demography, democracy and migration law.
Matilda Arvidsson is Researcher and currently heads the Migration Law Clinic at the University of Gothenburg where she also acts as course director in Migration Law. Her research interests are interdisciplinary and include law and theory, migration law, international and public law, humanitarian law, posthumanism and technology, artificial intelligence (AI), as well as the embodiment of law in its various forms and in inter-species relations. She has lived, and worked extensively as a consultant in the field of gender equality, in the Middle East and East Africa before joining academia, and she continues to act as a law and gender expert in the NGO and academic sectors. Her excellence in scholarship relates mainly to Global Legal Relations, with an emphasis on gender equality, LGBTQ rights, and the North-South relations of migration and global legal order.
Dr. Eleni Karageorgiou is researcher at the Faculty of Law at Lund University and at the Department of Law at the University of Gothenburg. Previously working for the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law and visiting at the Danish Institute for Human Rights and the Refugee Studies Centre at Oxford University, Eleni’s work on migration, refugee protection and solidarity in the European Union has been published in e.g. the Oxford Handbook of International Refugee Law, Research Handbook on Human Rights and Poverty, Nordic Journal of International Law, and Perspectives on European Politics and Society. She has a legal practitioner’s background and has conducted commissioned work for several institutions, including the European Parliament and the Swedish Institute for European Policy Studies (SIEPS). Her current research includes an investigation of the implications of EU externalisation practices, and a critical enquiry into the concept of migrant integration. Her most recent publication is the Volume Law, Solidarity and the Limits of Social Europe: Constitutional Tensions for EU Integration (Edward Elgar 2022), co-edited with A-C Hartzen and A Iossa. Eleni is an affiliate at the Gothenburg/Lund/Uppsala Migration Law Network (GLUMIN) and the Refugee Law Initiative, SOAS University of London.
Dr. Gamze Ovacık is a researcher at University of Gothenburg Department of Law and is an assistant professor at International Law Department of Başkent University Faculty of Law. She is a research affiliate of the Refugee Law Initiative. She completed her Ph.D. at Bilkent University Faculty of Law in June 2021 and her research focused on “Turkish Judicial Practices on International Protection, Removal and Administrative Detention in Connection with the Safe Third Country Concept”. During her Ph.D. studies she joined Radboud University Centre for Migration Law as a visiting researcher in 2019-2020. She was part of the Policy Development Unit of UNHCR Turkey during 2018, and the Project Development and Implementation Unit of IOM Turkey between 2012-2014. She also worked with the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) Turkey as a freelance expert on migration and asylum law between 2016-2017. She obtained her L.L.M. degree on Public International Law from University of Amsterdam Faculty of Law in 2007. Her research interests lie in migration and asylum law, international law and human rights law.