Romit Bhandari

Romit Bhandari


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    Research Interests

    Romit is broadly interested in forced migration and postcolonialism. He has developed a specialism in International Refugee Law as well as International Human Rights Law.

    His first book examined how powerful states used the law to both contain refugees within their region of origin and promote the language of humanitarianism. 

    Work is currently underway on a second book, Rethinking the Foundations of Refugee Law, with Professor and Upper Tribunal Judge Satvinder Juss. 

    He holds an ASPiRE Fellowship 2021 - 2023, joining the Centre of Peace, Trust and Social Relations.



    Romit teaches a range of private law subjects - Tort Law, Contract Law as well as Equity and Trusts. He has taught Research Design at LLM level. He has experience of leading several modules relating to International Law: Public International Law, International Human Rights Law and International Refugee Law. He supervises LLB, LLM dissertations and has been involved in several PhD progress report panels. He provides pastoral care as a Success Coach.

    He holds additional positions of responsibility:

    - Lead of the CLS Forum

    - Lead of the Human Rights Special Interest Group

    - Co-convenor of the Critical International Law Reading Group.

    He has previously taught at King's College London, the University of Essex and Birkbeck University. He was the Deputy Director of Essex's Human Rights Summer School. He has acted a Research Associate on two separate projects at King's College London. He has also worked as a consultant for the BBC and a policy analyst for several Africa-focused political organisations. 


    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
    • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

    Education/Academic qualification

    International Law, Doctorate, King's College London

    1 Sep 20131 Oct 2018

    Award Date: 18 Oct 2018

    LLM Public International Law, Degree, King's College London

    Award Date: 1 Sep 2010

    LLB Law with German Law, King's College London


    Rechtswissenschaft, Humboldt University of Berlin


    External positions

    External Expert , European Asylum Support Office

    2021 → …

    Subject Expert on the Rule of Law, United Nations

    2021 → …

    Expert Reviewer , International Journal of Refugee Law

    2020 → …

    Expert Researcher, International Association of Refugee and Migration Judges



    • JX International law
    • K Law (General)
    • JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration


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