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The Centre for International Law and Globalisation is delighted that Southampton Alumnus Dr S Chelvan has been appointed as a Visiting Adjunct Professor. Chelvan is a globally recognised legal expert on refugee and human rights claims based on sexual or gender identity and expression.  He is instructed on cases in the UK up to and including the Supreme Court, and the Strasbourg Court, and is specifically renowned to adopt a symbiotic approach to spearhead strategic litigation, academic research, and policy development in refugee and migration law.

Chelvan holds a First in Politics and Law from the University of Southampton (1998), an LLM from Harvard Law School (2001, Kennedy Memorial Trust Scholar), and was awarded a PhD in Law from King’s College London (2019).  Chelvan was called to the Bar by Inner Temple (1999, Major Scholar). Chelvan practices from 33 Bedford Row Chambers, London, where he is Head of Immigration and Public Law.  In July 2022, Chelvan was awarded the Inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award at Southampton's Outstanding Alumni Awards.

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