Sarah Scott Ford
Karen Blixens Plads 16, 2300 København S, Søndre Campus, Building: 6A.4.50
My PhD project is about asylum adjudication in the Nordic countries, focusing on the appellate structure. It is especially focused on how human rights influence this field of practice.
The project is interdisciplinary, and employs methods within comparative law and legal cultures, and perspectives on the role of law in society. It pulls on an analysis of relevant international jurisprudence concerning asylum seekers, as well as interviews with relevant judicial actors.
I hope to be able to contribute to a better understanding of how national judicial actors draw on, negotiate, and ultimately make, international law - in a domain that is highly politicised, dynamic and challenging.
Primary fields of research
International Law, International Legal Theory, Refugee Law, Human Rights, Asylum Practice, Sociology of Law, Empirical Legal Resarch