About Gregor Noll
My main areas of research are international refugee and migration law, human rights law, the theory of international law and international humanitarian law. Currently, I am working on how neurotechnology, robotics and AI impact on international humanitarian law and human rights law and I consider how our ontological history impacts our way of operationalizing international law.
|Present||Co-Director of the Lund/Uppsala Migration Law Research Network, Lund University Faculty of Law|
|Present||Professor of International Law, Gothenburg University ‐ Department of Law|
|2006 - 2018||Professor of International Law, Lund University Faculty of Law|
|2012 - 2016||Torsten and Ragnar Söderberg Foundations Chair in Commemoration of Samuel Pufendorf, Lund University Faculty of Law|
International law, Refugee and Migration Law, and Theory of International Law
Faculty of Law
SE-221 00 Lund
Recent Works (4)
Vicious circle: will ageing populations lock the EU into immigrant exclusion? OpenDemocracy (2021)
EU demographics today are radically different from those of earlier decades. While the EU regulatory model on migration and asylum is clearly outdated, there are reasons to doubt that it will be possible to negotiate ...
Credibility, Reliability, and Evidential Assessment The Oxford Handbook of Refugee Law (2020)
Overall, judgement on asylum evidence is exercised in a difficult context. A long tradition of strong scepticism against a single source speaking about herself in the future tense is a force to be reckoned with. ...
Articles and Reports (28)
Understanding the crisis of refugee law: Legal scholarship and the EU asylum system Leiden Journal of International Law (2020)
In 2015 Europe’s refugee protection crisis triggered the effective collapse of the world’s most complex regional framework for asylum. A development both unexpected and unexplained by the hierarchical model of European asylum law that tends ...
Junk Science? Four Arguments against the Radiological Age Assessment of Unaccompanied Minors Seeking Asylum International Journal of Refugee Law (2016)
Should radiological age assessment be considered as a means of alleviating the doubts of a decision maker in the asylum procedure? The present article addresses this question through a number of steps. First, it questions ...
Weaponising Neurotechnology: International Humanitarian Law and the Loss of Language London Review of International Law (2014)
In the past years, research on military applications of neuroscience has grown in sophistication. We may expect that future neuroweapons will be advertised as resting on the most objective form of human cognition, leading to ...
Analogy at War: Proportionality, Equality and the Law of Targeting Netherlands Yearbook of International Law (2013)
This text is an inquiry into how the international community is understood in and through international law. My prism for this inquiry shall be the principle of proportionality in international humanitarian law, relating expected civilian ...
Why Human Rights Fail to Protect Undocumented Migrants European Journal of Migration and Law (2010)
In this article, I depart from the factual difficulties of undocumented migrants to access a state’s protection mechanisms for avowedly universal human rights. I relate this aporia to two competing conceptions of territorial jurisdictions. Drawing ...
Parrhēsia and Credibility: The Sovereign of Refugee Status Determination Social and Legal Studies (2009)
This article is concerned with the correlation between credibility and the concept of sovereignty in international law and their relationship to truth. Empirically, the authors focus on the credibility assessment informing the refugee determination procedure ...
The Miracle of Generative Violence? René Girard and the Use of Force in International Law Leiden Journal of International Law (2008)
In this article, I apply Rene´ Girard’s theory of generative violence to the international law relating to the use of force. I argue that texts of international law make gestures of referral towards an immanent ...
Why Refugees Still Matter Melbourne Journal of International Law (2007)
In a 2007 article, Hathaway relaunched his proposal of a multilateral refugee protection system based on the idea of ‘common but differentiated responsibility’. The 2007 article and an earlier, similar article of 1997 both observe ...
Asylum Claims and the Translation of Culture into Politics Texas International Law Journal (2006)
Since the early 1990s, we have witnessed how the system of asylum law reacts to the relativization of the nation-state in the global domain. The growing emphasis on cultural aspects in the conceptualization of "being ...
Diplomatic Assurances and the Silence of Human Rights Law Melbourne Journal of International Law (2006)
Certain states resort to diplomatic assurances to facilitate and legitimise the removal of non-nationals to third states with dubious human rights records. Typically, these removals involve two countries where human rights are conceived of in ...
Evidentiary Assessment in Refugee Status Determination and the EU Qualification Directive European Public Law (2006)
Evidentiary assessment in asylum procedures is an area largely unregulated by international law. While the EU Qualification Directive does not purport to fill this lacuna, its Article 4 offers a norm that does touch on ...
Seeking Asylum at Embassies: A Right to Entry under International Law? International Journal of Refugee Law (2005)
Is the processing of asylum claims at embassies and the grant of ‘humanitarian visas’ within the framework of Protected Entry Procedures a mere expression of the political benevolence on behalf of potential host states vis-à-vis ...
Understanding Refugee Law in an Enlarged European Union European Journal of International Law (2004)
The present article seeks to explore how asylum law is formed, transformed and reformed in Europe, what its effects are on state practice and refugee protection in the Baltic and Central European candidate countries, and ...
Risky Games? A Theoretical Approach to Burden Sharing in the Asylum Field Journal of Refugee Studies (2003)
Drawing on a game‐theoretical background, this article seeks to develop an analytical framework for explaining the problems an international lawmaker is faced with when crafting norms on the sharing of protective burdens in the asylum ...