“Everyone has the right to a nationality”

Mike Sanderson

Mike Sanderson read law (LLB) at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) and holds graduate degrees in law (BCL, MPhil) from Keble College, Oxford and public health (MSc) from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). He has previously taught law at St. Hugh’s College, Oxford and Queen Mary and King’s Colleges, London. Mike was called to the Bar (Inner Temple) in 2004 and completed pupillage in the Chambers of Lord Gifford QC (8 King’s Bench Walk). Prior to joining the law school at the University of Exeter he served as a legal protection officer with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in North Africa, West Africa and the former Yugoslavia. Mike continues to act as a consultant to UNHCR on issues related to citizenship and the prevention of statelessness. Mike contributes teaching to undergraduate public international law and is the course convener for undergraduate International Refugee Law (LAW2088/3088), International Refugee Law (LAWM672) and Immigrants and Refugees in the EU (LAWM635).