Professor Geoff Gilbert

Professor Geoff Gilbert

Geoff Gilbert is a Professor of Law in the School of Law and Human Rights Centre at the University of Essex. He was Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Refugee Law from 2002-15; he is now Editor Emeritus and sits on the Advisory Board. In 2014 he was appointed a consultant to UNHCR (with Anna Magdalena Rüsch) on Rule of Law: Engagement for Solutions. In April 2016, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung invited him to present papers in Manila and Canberra on refugee solutions in the region, and in the September that year he spoke at the Festival of Dangerous Ideas at the Sydney Opera House. In 2017, he and Anna Magdalena were again commissioned, this time by the Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law, UNSW, to write Creating Safe Zones and Safe Corridors in Conflict Situations: Providing protection at home or preventing the search for asylum? During 2017-18, he was seconded under an ESRC IAA grant to UNHCR and worked on the political participation of refugees in their country of nationality, on exclusion and national security, and on the Global Compact on Refugees. He has worked with the Council of Europe and UNHCR in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.