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Ruvi Ziegler

Dr Reuven (Ruvi) Ziegler is Associate Professor in International Refugee Law at the University of Reading School of Law, where he is a member of the Global Law at Reading (GLAR) research group (specialising in human rights, international humanitarian law and international refugee law).

He is Editor-in-Chief, Working Paper Series, Refugee Law Initiative (Institute for Advance Legal Study, University of London). He is a Research Associate of the Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford, and an Academic visitor at its Faculty of Law. He is also a researcher at the Israel Democracy Institute (analysing the treatment of African asylum seekers in Israel as part of the Constitutional Principles project).

Previously, he was a visiting researcher at Harvard Law School (affiliated with its Immigration and Refugee Clinic and with the Human Rights Program) annd a Tutor in Public International Law at the University of Oxford. He holds DPhil, MPhil, and BCL degrees from the University of Oxford; LLM with specialisation in Public Law from Hebrew University; and a joint LLB and BA from the University of Haifa.

Latest Articles

Brexit means that an academic exodus is unavoidable

Research Associate at the Refugee Studies Centre, Oxford, Associate Professor in International Refugee Law at the University of Reading, and New Europeans member Dr Ruvi Ziegler fears Brexit will undermine Britain’s research status.

How the European Council can break the impasse and give EU citizens certainty

The way that EU27 citizens in the UK have been used as bargaining chips in the Brexit negotiations is woeful. Unfortunately, the EU has not helped matters by conceding that the rights of UK citizens living in the rest of the EU were negotiable, too. 

The EU27-UK negotiations & unilateral recognition of citizens' rights

Long before the ‘triggering’ of Article 50, I made the normative case for unilateral guarantees by the UK to over 3 Million EU27 citizens. I argued that it is both logically flawed and morally indefensible for the UK to use EU27 citizens’ rights as ‘bargaining chips’ in the negotiations. I was concerned that, absent such unilateral guarantees, the EU will emulate the UK’s approach, adopting a restrictive view of the scope of protection of rights of UK citizens in the EU27 and subjecting rights’ protection to negotiations.

Our response to Theresa May’s ‘fair and serious’ offer

The New Europeans Citizenship Unit,  and the Britain in Europe think tank are pleased to present our report on The Rights of EU27 Citizens in the UK and UK Citizens in the EU27: A response to Theresa May’s ‘fair and serious’ offer               

Citizens' rights: What are the two sides’ opening positions and how do they disagree?

The Institute for Government has published a table comparing the EU Commission and the UK Government's proposed frameworks for protecting the status and rights of non-UK EU citizens post-Brexit.

Three Lords amendments proposed to the EU bill related to rights of non-UK EU citizens

Three Lords amendments related to rights of non-UK EU citizens were proposed yesterday.

The EU (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill: Bargaining Chips on the Commons Table

On 8th February, the  EU (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill passed Third Reading in the House of Commons, by 494 votes to 122.  MPs rejected all amendments to the 133-word Bill. 

New Europeans #Oxford4Europe panel reveals MP approach towards Article 50 vote

Ruminations on yesterday's #Oxford4Europe Brexit panel, chaired by Dr. Ruvi Ziegler

Oxford residents appeal to MPs over Brexit concerns

Oxford for Europe on behalf of New Europeans Oxford branch have appealed to both local MPs over concerns about the negative effect Brexit will have on their city.

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