Members, PhD students

Maria Bexelius, PhD student (Uppsala).

Tommaso Braida, PhD student (Uppsala).

Hevi Dawody Nylén, PhD candidate (Stockholm).
Research project: The Impact of the Exclusion Clause in International Refugee Law in Relation to Terrorism.
The project focuses on the interpretation of Article 1F of the 1950 Refugee Convention, known as the ‘exclusion clause’, in relation to acts of terrorism. Even though ‘terrorism’ is not explicitly referred in the exclusion clause, the objectives to recognize acts of terrorism as an integral part of the exclusion clause is asserted clearly by the international community. It is therefore possible to exclude asylum seekers from international refugee protection due to acts of terrorism despite the lack of a universal definition of the term ‘terrorism’. Given the absence of a universal definition of terrorism, the main research aim is thus to understand how to interpret exclusion in relation to terrorism from an international perspective in order to maintain the protection of legal certainty.
My overall research interests are projects that relate to the legal fields of refugee law, human rights law, criminal law, treaty interpretation and extradition law. In terms of specific areas, I am interested in issues relating to national security, status definitions, sovereignty, conflict of interest, critical theory, and interrelation vs. fragmentation within international law.

Karin Hervéus, PhD student (Gothenburg).
Research project: The concept of circular migration  Towards a common EU framework for labour migration?

Isa Cegrell Karlander, PhD student (Uppsala).

Lisa Kerker, PhD student (Lund).Research project: “Rättighetsskydd och rättsutveckling för våldsutsatta kvinnor i anknytningsrelationer”.

Guilherme Marques Pedro, PhD student (Uppsala).

Annkatrin Meyerson, PhD student (Gothenburg)
Research project: “Trovärdighetsbedömningar i den svenska asylprocessen”.

Aleksandra Popovic, PhD student (Lund)
Research project: “Lag, fakta och problemlösning med särskilt fokus på flyktingars problem”

Elena Prats, PhD student (co-tutelle Uppsala & UPF Barcelona)

Laura Tarvainen, PhD student at University of Lapland, Finland
Research project: Vulnerability of the victims of torture in asylum process.

Kristina Anna Wejstål, PhD student (Gothenburg).
Research project: Legal Channels for Asylum Seekers into the European Union – A Balance between Protection and Security?        

Karin Åberg, PhD student (Gothenburg).
Research project: Blurring the Boundaries: On Human Rights and Humanitarianism.