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Thomas Gammeltoft-hansen

Human Rights
Raoul Wallenberg Institute


 Thomas Gammeltoft-Hansen is Research Director at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law and adjunct Professor of Law at Aarhus University. He received his PhD (in international law) from Aarhus University, MSc (in refugee studies) from the University of Oxford and MA (in political science) from the University of Copenhagen. His research focuses on international refugee law, human rights, and the relationship between international law and politics. He is author or editor of several books, including Access to Asylum: International Refugee Law and the Globalisation of Migration Control (Cambridge University Press, 2011), which received the 2013 KG Idman Award for best publication in international law, Tracing the Roles of Soft Law in Human Rights (Oxford University Press, 2016); The Power of Legality: International Law and its Practices (Cambridge University Press 2016); Human Rights and the Dark Side of Globalisation(Routledge, 2016) Protecting the Rights of Others (DJØF, 2013), The Migration Industry: The Commercialisation of International Migration (Routledge, 2013), and Sovereignty Games: Instrumentalizing State Sovereignty in Europe and Beyond (Palgrave, 2008). He is also series editor of the Routledge Studies in Human Rights and part of the editorial board for Cambridge Asylum and Migration Studies.

Research Interest

 Human Rights

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