E. Tendayi Achiume

E. Tendayi Achiume

Member of the Board of Editors

E. Tendayi Achiume is the UN Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance, and is the first woman to serve in this role since its creation in 1994. She is Professor of Law at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, and a research associate of the African Center for Migration and Society at the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa. She is also the Faculty Director of the UCLA Law School Promise Institute for Human Rights. The current focus of her scholarship is the global governance of racism and xenophobia; and the legal and ethical implications of colonialism for contemporary international migration. In 2016, she co-chaired the Annual Meeting of the American Society of International Law. Her publications include: Migration as Decolonization, Stanford Law Review (forthcoming 2019); Governing Xenophobia, Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law (forthcoming 2018); Syria, Cost-Sharing and the Responsibility to Protect Refugees, 100 Minnesota Law Review 687 (2015); and Beyond Prejudice: Structural Xenophobic Discrimination Against Refugees, 45(2) Georgetown Journal of International Law 323 (2014).

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