Ms Christel Querton

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About me

Before joining UWE in September 2019, I worked for over ten years in the field of refugee, immigration and human rights law.

My doctoral research compares judicial decision-making of asylum appeals made by persons fleeing armed conflicts from a gender perspective in the European Union and was funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (2016-2019).

I am a member of the Global Crime, Justice and Security Research Group at UWE and a Research Affiliate at the Refugee Law Initiative (University of London). I sit on the Editorial Board of the Refugee Law Initiative's Working Paper Series ( 

I previously taught Public Law on the LLB at Newcastle University and 'Protecting Human Rights, Refugees and Displaced Persons in International Law' and 'Gender, Sexual Identity and Age in the Refugee Context' on the MA in Refugee Protection and Forced Migration Studies at the University of London.

Prior to entering academia, I was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2013 (Middle Temple Diplock Scholarship 2012) and practised as an asylum, immigration and human rights barrister from Lamb Building in London (now a door tenant).

In addition to experience in legal practice, I have strong ties to the charity sector. I was an Advisory Committee member of the Women's Project at Asylum Aid from 2012 to 2019 and I am currently one of the founding Trustees of the Asylum Research Centre Foundation (

I previously worked at Asylum Aid (2010-2012) and Wilson Solicitors LLP (2009-2010).

Area of expertise

International Refugee Law, Human Rights Law, Public Law, UK Asylum Law, Judicial Review, Gender


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