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Seminar lecture:

Dr. Reuven (Ruvi) Ziegler

University of Reading, School of Law

Uncertain futures: EU citizenship rights in the shadow of Brexit

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 between 10:15-11:45

Room 1013, Terrace building, University of Haifa*

Participation is free 
Lecture will be streamed live on YouTube 



If Britain leaves the European Union, over 60 million British citizens face being stripped of their EU citizenship rights and 3.8 million EU 27 citizens resident in Britain face an uncertain future in the UK in terms of the continued exercise of their EU citizenship rights. A relatively under-explored areas concerns the impact of Brexit on electoral rights of citizens of other EU member states in the UK and those of UK citizens residing elsewhere in the EU. Pertinent questions pertain to the maintenance of electoral rights in local government elections and elections to devolved parliaments and assemblies in the UK and, correspondingly, of UK citizens elsewhere in the EU; and the effect on the prospective elections for the European Parliament, most notably in Northern Ireland. 

Dr. Reuven (Ruvi) Ziegler is Associate Professor in International Refugee Law at the University of Reading, School of Law, where he is the Director of Postgraduate Taught Programmes.  Ruvi is an Associate Academic Fellow of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple; Research Associate of the Refuge Studies Centre, University of Oxford; Co-convenor of the Migration and Asylum Section of the Society of Legal Scholars; Senior Research Associate of the Refugee Law Initiative (Institute for Advance Legal Study, University of London) and Editor-in-Chief of its Working Paper Series; and a Researcher at the Israel Democracy Institute, analysing the treatment of asylum seekers in Israel as part of the ‘Democratic Principles’ project. Ruvi's public engagements include serving as Chair of the Board of Trustees of New Europeans Association UK; Chair of the Oxford European Association; A Britain in Europe academic expert; and an advisory council member of Rene Cassin
Previously, Ruvi was a visiting researcher at Harvard Law School’s Immigration and Refugee Clinic and with the Human Rights Program; and a Tutor in Public International Law at Oxford.
Ruvi's recently published book is Voting Rights of Refugees (Cambridge University Press, 2017). Ruvi's areas of research interest include International Refugee Law, Electoral Rights and citizenship, Comparative Constitutional Law, and International Humanitarian Law. 
Ruvi holds DPhil, MPhil, and BCL degrees from the University of Oxford; LL.M. with specialisation in Public Law from Hebrew University; and a joint LLB and BA from the University of Haifa. He was called to the Israeli bar in 2003.  

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* The Center is located at ground level of the Terrace building (Hamadrega). See map
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