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Dallal Stevens





School of Law
University of Warwick
Tel: 024 765 23289

Research Interests

Dallal's research interests relate to refugee and asylum law and policy. She has published over 35 peer reviewed journal articles, book chapters and reports. Dallal has written on current legal developments as well as on historical aspects of UK asylum and published a book on 'UK Asylum Law and Policy: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives' with Sweet & Maxwell in 2004. Recently, she has been considering the impact of globalisation on asylum and her current research has focused on the protection of refugees and forced migrants in the Middle East - see, for example, D. Stevens, 'Rights, Needs or Assistance? The Role of the UNHCR in Refugee Protection in the Middle East', International Journal of Human Rights, Special Issue, The strengths and weaknesses of regional protection frameworks for refugees (2016) 20 International Journal of Human Rights 2, 264-283; D. Stevens, 'Legal status, labelling and protection: the case of Iraqi "refugees" in Jordan' (2013) IJRL 25:1, 1-38; D. Stevens, 'Shifting conceptions of refugee identity and protection: European and Middle Eastern approaches' in S. Kneebone, D. Stevens and L. Baldassar (eds), Refugee Protection and the Role of Law: Conflicting Identities (Routledge, June 2014). Dallal's research has been supported by external grant income from the ESRC, British Academy and the Arts and Humanities Board. She is Associate Editor of the Journal of Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Law. Dallal currently teaches Year 1 undergraduates in the Modern English Legal System, Years 2, 3 and 4 in an elective module Refugee & Asylum Law & Policy, and LLM postgraduates in Refugees Rights and Realities. She welcomes applications from prospective PhD students in the refugee and asylum law fields.


  • Director of Research 2015-
  • LL.B Hull (First; Ranked 1); PhD Warwick
  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court (Non Practising)
  • Reader 2015-; Associate Professor 2006-2015; Senior Lecturer, 2005-2006; Lecturer, University of Warwick, 1990-2005
  • Trustee, Immigration Advisory Service 2002-2009
  • Trustee Electronic Immigration Network 2002-2006
  • External Moderator, Immigration Accreditation Scheme, Central Law Training, 2004-2007
  • Norton Rose Law Firm 1988-1990
  • Associate Editor, Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Law Review

  • Research Projects

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    • Stevens, Dallal, 2016. 'Rights, needs or assistance? The role of the UNHCR in refugee protection in the middle east'. International Journal of Human Rights, 20 (2), pp. 264-283, View
    • Stevens, Dallal, 2013. What do we mean by protection?. International Journal on Minority and Group Rights, Volume 20 (Number 2), pp. 233-262, View
    Books and Chapters
    • Stevens, Dallal E., 2017. Access to justice for Syrian refugees in Lebanon. In: Stevens, Dallal E.; O'Sullivan, Maria; (ed.), States, the law and access to refugee protection : fortresses and fairness: , Hart Publishing, View
    • Billings, Peter, Stevens, Dallal E., 2017. Protection seekers and preventive justice : immigration detention in Australia and the United Kingdom. In: Tulich, Tamara; Ananian-Welsh, Rebecca; Bronitt, Simon; Murray, Sarah; (ed.), Regulating preventive justice : principle, policy and paradox: , Routledge, View
    • Stevens, Dallal, 2014. Shifting conceptions of refugee identity and protection : European and Middle Eastern approaches. In: Kneebone, Susan; Stevens , Dallal; Baldassar, Loretta; (ed.), Refugee protection and the role of law : conflicting identities, London ; New York, Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, pp. 73-97, View

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    Dallal Stevens Curriculum Vitae with key publications.

    Sample publications

    Book with Maria O'Sullivan (Monash), States, the Law and Access to Refugee Protection – Fortresses and Fairness (Hart, 2017)