Faculty Profiles

E. Tendayi Achiume

E. Tendayi Achiume

Professor of Law
Faculty Director, Promise Institute for Human Rights
B.A. Yale University, 2005
J.D. Yale Law School, 2008
UCLA Faculty Since 2014

Articles and Chapters

Migration as Decolonization, 71 Stanford Law Review 1509 (2019). Full Text
Governing Xenophobia, 51(2) Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law 333 (2018). Full Text
The Fatal Flaw in International Law for Migration (Model International Mobility Convention Commentary), 56 Columbia Journal of Transnational Law 257 (2018). Full Text
Transformative Vision in Liberal Rights Jurisprudence on Racial Equality: A Lesson from Justice Moseneke, in A Warrior for Justice: Essays in Honor of Dikgang Moseneke (edited by Penelope Andrews, Dennis Davis and Tabeth Masengu, Juta Press, 2018). Full Text
The SADC Tribunal: Socio-Political Dissonance and the Authority of International Courts, in International Court Authority (edited by Karen Alter, Laurence Helfer, and Michael Rask Madsen, Oxford Univ. Press, 2018). (Solicited Peer-Review Chapter) Full Text
Re-Imagining International Law for Global Migration: Migration as Decolonization?, 111 American Journal of International Law Unbound 142 (2017). Full Text
The Fact of Xenophobia and the Fiction of State Sovereignty: A Reply to Blocher and Gulati, 1(2) Columbia Human Rights Law Review Online 1 (2017). (solicited essay) Full Text
Misreading Mobility? Bureaucratic Politics and Blindness in UN Migration Reports, 48(5) Development and Change 1 (2017). Full Text
Syria, Cost-Sharing and the Responsibility to Protect Refugees, 100 Minnesota Law Review 687 (2015). Full Text
Beyond Prejudice: Structural Xenophobic Discrimination Against Refugees, 45 Georgetown Journal of International Law 323 (2014). Full Text
Prison Conditions in South Africa and the Role of Public Interest Litigation Since 1994 (with Rudolph Jansen), 27(1) South African Journal on Human Rights 183 (2011).

Other Publications

What Could Be Bad About A Global Campaign Against Xenophobia? (with Loren B. Landau), IRIN (Sept. 19, 2016). Op-Ed
The African Union Migration and Regional Integration Framework (with Loren B. Landau), ACCORD Policy and Practice Brief 36 (2016). Article
Focus on Europe Neglects the Syrian Refugee Crisis, Jurist (Nov. 12, 2015). Academic Commentary
The Socio-Economics of Xenophobia: A Comment on UNHCR’s Emerging Policy, Opinio Juris, New Voices in International Law Symposirum (July 2013). Article
On Kony2012: In Defense of the Armchair, Jadaliyya (March 29, 2012). Op-Ed