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Jens Vedsted-Hansen earned his LL.M and LL.D. from the University of Aarhus, where he is a Professor of Law. Having worked as a research scholar at the University of Aalborg, Faculty of Social Sciences, and as assistant and associate professor at the University of Aarhus Law School, he became a research fellow at the Danish Centre for Human Rights in 1993. In 1997 he joined the Faculty of Law at the University of Copenhagen as an associate professor. Since 1999 he has been a professor of human rights law at the University of Aarhus Law School. He has participated in various international research projects as a contributor, commentator or panel member. He is a member of the Odysseus Academic Network of Legal Studies on Immigration and Asylum in Europe, and of the editorial board of European Journal of Migration and Law. He served as a member of the Danish Refugee Appeals Board from 1987 to 1994. His research interests include administrative law, immigration and refugee law, and human rights law.