Jenny Poon

Senior Fellow

About

Jenny Poon is a Ph.D. Candidate at the Faculty of Law of the University of Western Ontario and a qualified Barrister & Solicitor in Ontario, Canada. She was previously a Visiting Study Fellow at the University of Oxford, Refugee Studies Centre for Trinity Term 2017.

Her research focuses on examining the principle of non-refoulement as a norm in international and European law and a comparative analysis of the norm in the United Kingdom and Germany.

She has presented at 15 academic conferences, consisting of 11 papers and 4 posters, at Oxford (UK), London (UK), Birmingham (UK), Norwich (UK), Brussels (Belgium), Michigan (US), London, Toronto, and Waterloo. In Summer 2018, she will be presenting an Agora at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law at Heidelberg, Germany.

She is affiliated with the Council for European Studies (Columbia), the Andrew & Renata Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law (UNSW), the Canadian Centre for the Responsibility to Protect (Toronto), the Refugee Law Initiative (London), the International Migration Research Centre (Balsillie), and the Centre for Refugee Studies (York).

Her past involvement includes the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, Community and Legal Aid Services Programme at Osgoode Hall Law School, Pro Bono Students Canada, and various NGOs and human rights organizations.

Featured Publications

Journal Articles
“European Migrant Crisis” (2016) American Bar Association, The Year in Review 51, 484-487.

“EU-Turkey Deal: Violation of, or Consistency with, International Law?” (2016) European Papers (Forum) Insight 3(1), 1195-1203.

“EU Commission on ‘Dublin IV’: Sufficient Safeguards for Asylum Claimants?” (2016) European Society of International Law, Reflection Series 5(9), 1-10.

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