Senior Lecturer in Law
University of Lincoln

Areas of Expertise
European Union, Global Governance, Human Rights, Immigration, International Development, International Human Rights Law, International Humanitarian Law, Refugees and Displacement, Treaties, UN Human Rights System, United Nations

Region of Focus
Central and South Asia, Europe

Dr Ben Hudson is a Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Lincoln, United Kingdom. Ben conducts research primarily in the areas of internal displacement, refugee law, human rights and international law. His latest work examines the concept of vulnerability as utilised by the European Court of Human Rights in its case law pertaining to migrant journeys across the Mediterranean Sea. Ben’s ESRC-funded doctoral research concerned the human rights protection of internally displaced persons (IDPs). Inspired by his time working with NGOs and UN agencies in Georgia, this research examined IDP return in international, regional and domestic law and policy.
Ben completed his PhD in Law at the University of Bristol in 2019. Ben holds an MSc in Socio-Legal Studies (with distinction) and an MSc in International Development (with distinction), both also from the University of Bristol; and a BA (Hons) in Architecture from the University of Manchester. Ben is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Ben is Assistant Editor of the Journal of Internal Displacement. He is also an active supporter of Sanctuary Scholarships and other related initiatives that promote access to higher education for persons who have fled persecution and sought asylum in the UK (and elsewhere). In this capacity, Ben sits as a member of the Universities of Sanctuary National Steering Group. Ben is also a Director of the Lincolnshire Refugee Doctor Project CIC

Recent Publications

Hudson B, ‘Migration in the Mediterranean: Exposing the Limits of Vulnerability at the European Court of Human Rights’ (2018) 4 Maritime Safety and Security Law Journal 26-46

Hudson B and Murray R, ‘Guiding Principles on Sanctuary Scholars in UK Higher Education’ (Article 26 2018)

Hudson B, ‘Migrants on Lampedusa’ (2017) 2 European Human Rights Law Review 192-195

Recent ACUNS Activity
Ben presented a paper, titled ‘IDP Return for Whom?’ at the 2017 ACUNS Annual Meeting in Seoul, South Korea. Ben’s attendance at the Annual Meeting was supported by travel grants generously awarded by ACUNS and KACUNS.