I am a tenured Lecturer in Law at the University of Reading, School of Law, where I
am a member of the Global Law at Reading (GLAR) research group. *** My forthcoming book,
'voting rights of refugees', will be published by Cambridge University Press in
2016. *** Research interests: Human Rights Law; Citizenship and the Franchise;
International Refugee Law; International Humanitarian Law; and Comparative Constitutional
Law. *** Research affiliations * Senior Research Associate, Refugee Law Initiative
(Institute for Advance Legal Study, University of London); Editor-in-Chief, Working Paper
Series. * Research Associate, Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford, an academic
visitor at Faculty of Law, and an Associate Member of Lincoln College. * Researcher,
Israel Democracy Institute, analysing the treatment of asylum seekers in Israel as part
of the Constitutional Principles project. *** Teaching *I convene and teach International
Refugee Law, International Humanitarian Law, and Israel:Palestine/International Law and
Human Rights Issues on the LLM (postgraduate) programme. *I convene and teach the core
Public Law II (administrative law and civil liberties) module On the LLB (undergraduate)
programme. *** Select previous academic positions: * Visiting Professor, Hebrew
University Law Faculty (international refugee law) * Visiting researcher, Harvard Law
School, affiliated with its immigration and refugee clinic and with its human rights
program * Tutor in Public International Law, University of Oxford * Legal advising
officer (Captain) at the Legal Counselor's Office of the Israel Defence Forces
(mandatory service). *** Qualifications: * DPhil, MPhil, and BCL (Oxon); LL.M. with
specialisation in Public Law (Hebrew); LLB and BA (Haifa). * FHEA (2015) * Called to the
Israeli bar in 2003. 

(r.ziegler@reading.ac.uk) 

Articles

'Protecting Recognized Geneva Convention Refugees Outside their States of Asylum, International Journal of Refugee Law (2013)

This article highlights the predicament of persons recognized as refugees according to the Convention Relating...

 

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Do Soldiers' Lives Matter? A View from Proportionality (with Sahi Otzari Esq.), Israel Law Review (2012)

A military operation is about to take place during an ongoing international armed conflict; it...

 

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LEGAL OUTLIER, AGAIN? U.S. FELON SUFFRAGE: COMPARATIVE AND INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS PERSPECTIVES, Boston University International Law Journal (2011)

The judiciousness of American felon suffrage policies has long been the subject of scholarly debate,...

 

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Submission on International Law (with Oxford Pro Bono Publico), Submitted to the Iraq Inquiry (2010)

A collaborative submission prepared by six post-graduate students in international law at the University of...

 

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The French 'headscarves Ban': Intolerance or Necessity ?, The John Marshall Law Review (2007)

The notion analyzed in the article is that a right can often be interpreted in...

 

Contributions to Books

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Non-refoulemt between Common Article 1 and Common Article 3, Refuge from Inhumanity: Refugee Protection and the Laws of War (2014)
 

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Out-of-Country Voting: The Predicament of the Recognised 1951 Convention Refugee, Forced Migration(s): Critical Reflections on Refugee Law (2014)

‘Out-of-Country Voting: The Predicament of the Recognised Refugee’ points to an emerging global trajectory to...

 

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An Imperative for Today: Recognizing a Positive Legal Right to Palliative Care (in Hebrew) (with Sylviane Colombo), LAW, SOCIETY AND CULTURE (2004)

The issue of palliative care, which is increasingly at the heart of the end-of-life discourse...

 

Case Notes, Blog Posts, and Book Reviews

Israel Democracy Institute

Popular Press

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Reclaiming the Human Rights Agenda, Cherwell (2009)

This contribution offers a critical appraisal of the Durban Review Conference