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Sunny Dhillon

Sunny Dhillon

PhD Student


Sunny Dhillon’s dissertation centres on the human rights accountability of the European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex). His doctoral research is funded through the King’s College London PGR International Scholarship and focuses on the use of digital and visual methods in shaping Frontex’s international human rights obligations.

Prior to joining the Dickson Poon School of Law, Sunny was a Program Evaluator for five years with the John Howard Society of Ontario. There he evaluated a mix of gang exit, youth crime, and housing programs.

PhD Thesis

Tracing Accountability in the Routine: How Compliance to International Human Rights is Constructed by Frontex & Accountability Forums from Below


First: Ben Bowling

Second: Philippa Webb

Research Interests

  • Border policing
  • Transnational accountability
  • Criminal justice evaluation and monitoring
  • Visual methods


Jurisprudence (2022)