Doctoral Researcher
Glasgow Caledonian University

 

Areas of Expertise
European Union, International Human Rights Law, International Humanitarian Law, Human Rights, UN Human Rights System, Refugees and Displacement, Development of International Law, Regional Specialization

Regions of Expertise
Europe

Background
Mr. Tasawar Ashraf is 2nd year full-time doctoral researcher in European Asylum Law at Glasgow Caledonian University’s department of Law, Economics, Accountancy and Risk. Tasawar is affiliated with Refugee Law Initiative, the only academic research center in the UK to concentrate specifically on international refugee law. He is also member of WISE research centre of the Glasgow Caledonian University which is conducting innovative, multidisciplinary research on gender economic and public policy both in Scotland and internationally.

Tasawar completed his Master in Law with specialization in International Human Rights Law from the University of Strathclyde in 2016. Tasawar also holds Post Graduate Diploma in International Business Law and LLB as first law degree. His research interests lie in the area of international human rights law, European Union law, European immigration and asylum law, and human rights in Islamic context. Tasawar is currently writing his PhD thesis on; The Securitization of the Migration in the Common European Asylum System and its Human Rights Implications: A Case Study of EU-Turkey Migration Deal. He conducted critical analysis of the legality of Veil ban in France to attain his LLM degree.

Recent Publications
Solidarity or Solitary? The European Union’s Legacy of Securitization and Exclusion in the Common European Asylum System and its reflection of the Turkish Asylum law.

Recent ACUNS Activity
Recently awarded a Friends of ACUNS Travel award to present my research paper, “Solidarity or Solitary? The European Union’s Legacy of Securitization and Exclusion in the Common European Asylum System and its reflection of the Turkish Asylum law” in the 2018 Annual Meeting “Human Rights, Migration, and Global Governance.”