Dr Hugo Storey

Hugo Storey

Adjunct Professor
Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law

Dr Hugo Storey is a retired judge of the Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) in the United Kingdom. In an academic capacity he has published widely on human rights, refugee law, international law and European law issues. A former law lecturer in Leeds, he is a Research Fellow attached to the Refugee Law Initiative (RLI), University of London. His book on The Refugee Definition in International Law was published by Oxford University Press in October 2023.

He is one of the International Association of Refugee and Migration Judges’ (IARMJ’s) founding members as well as the honorary and immediate past President of the IARMJ’s European Chapter. He has extensive experience in training judges in Europe and around the world, including for UNHCR. Between 2015-2022 he headed the judicial work on two projects between IARMJ-Europe and the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) (now European Union Asylum Agency (EUAA)) to review, update and develop core judicial training materials on asylum law in 27 Member States. These projects resulted in over 16 publications, most of which have been translated into several languages. Since 2016, these have formed the nucleus of the training in workshops of members of courts and tribunals in EU members states as well as several adjoining countries. He is currently involved in ongoing training of new members of the Irish International Protection Appeals Tribunal.


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