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Professor Satvinder Juss

 Professor Satvinder Juss, Professor of Law in The Dickson Poon School of Law.Contact details


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Professor Juss is a human rights expert focusing on policy-oriented work. He contributed as a renowned expert at the invitation of the Home Affairs Committee to a pioneering seminar on Human Trafficking at the Houses of Parliament on 14 May 2009, which brought together the Chairs of all the Home Affairs Committees in Europe, in a new initiative to harmonize standards and procedures in this field. He was also Consultant in April 2009 to the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) in a programme funded by the British Embassy in Ankara, Turkey, on issues of expulsion, re-admission and voluntary return of migrants.  In 2010, he advised the Government of Bermuda on legislation.

Professor Juss has been involved in, and given policy speeches for, various think-tanks, including the Royal Society of Arts, Encounter, and the Rowntree Trust. He regularly appears as a practicising Barrister in the High Court and the Court of Appeal and is listed as a "Legal Expert" in the Directory of Legal Experts, He has also argued cases in the House of Lords and the Privy Council. He was counsel in the foreign marriages case (involving Art. 12 right to marry) and in the 'funeral pyres' case (involving Art. 9 right to religious freedom) and sits as a part-time Judge. Professor Juss has taught at a number of Universities in the UK and the USA, including Harvard Law School and Indiana University in Bloomington. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and its Council Member, and is a member of its Migration Commission, which published its ground-breaking Report, “Migration: A Welcome  Opportunity” in November 2005. He is a Council member of Encounter, and of the Society of Legal Scholars. In 2010 his name was added to the Panel of the Arbitrators of the Indian Council for Arbitration.  Professor Juss seeks to incorporate the role of scholar, practitioner, and activist in all the various fields of his expertise.

Research interests and PhD supervision

Research interests

  • International Refugee Law
  • Comparative Constitutional Law
  • Human Rights Law 
  • Public Law

PhD students & topics

Selected publications


  • The Ashgate Research Companion to Migration Law, Theory and Policy (Ashgate Press; London, 2013).
  • International Migration & Global Justice , (With a Foreword by Prof. Guy S. Goodwin - Gill) 330 pages (Ashgate Press; London, 2006), (ISBN 0 7546 4671 8).
  • A Guide to the Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants etc..Act) 2004 177 pages (London, Cavendish Press, 2005) (ISBN 1 85941 982 8).


  • “Sikh Cremations and the Re-imagining of the Clash of Cultures”, 32 pages, Human Rights Quarterly, (Vol.35; Number 3, 2013; pp.598-630).
  • “Complicity, Exclusion, and the “Unworthy in Refugee Law”, 39 pages, Refugee Survey Quarterly, (Vol.31; Number 3,2012; pp.1-39).
  • “Kirpans, Law and Religious Symbols in Schools”, Journal of Church and State, (2012).
  • “Terrorism and the Exclusion of Refugee Status in the UK”, 34 pages, Journal of Conflict and Security Law, (Vol. 17; Number 3, 2012; pp. 465-499).
  • “The Decline and Decay of European Refugee Policies”, 44 pages, Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, ( Vol. 25; Number 4, Winter 2005; pp.749-792).

View full list of Professor Juss’ publications.



  •  English Administrative Law
  •  Human Rights Law


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