Humanitarian Protection in an Age of Asylum

Posted on 28 May 2019

Congratulations to Dr Chloë Gilgan, who has been awarded a highly-competitive ESRC post-doctoral fellowship for the 2019/20 academic year. Building on her previous PhD work at the Centre for Applied Human Rights, University of York, the study is titled “Humanitarian Protection in an Age of Asylum”.

Her work will be the first in-depth study of how the UK understands its international responsibilities for protecting people from mass atrocities. The overall aim is to inform, educate and ultimately impact policymakers and practitioners working in mass atrocity policy on the national and international level.

This study will provide a springboard for Chloë to identify and apply for further research funding for a project that builds on key themes of her research to-date, particularly liberal states cannot be presumed, just by virtue of their democratic label, to adhere to or implement human rights norms, particularly in the context of asylum seekers.