Barbero, Iker

University of the Basque Country (Spain)


Iker Barbero (ID Research U-4661-2018)  is Associate Professor at the Department of Administrative Law, Constitutional Law and Philosophy of Law at the University of the Basque Country. Master in Sociology of Law (IISJ, 2004), University Specialist in International Migrations (EHU, 2005) and Doctor in Law (UPV / EHU, 2010). Between 2011 and 2014, he was Ikerbasque Visiting Researcher at the Center for Citizenship, Identities and Governance of the Open University.

He has delivered master courses at the IISL in 2016/2017, 2017/2018 and 2018/2019, supervised several master dissertations as well as been a member of numerous examination tribunals. 

He, together with Libardo Ariza, founded Sortuz: Oñati Journal of Emergent Socio-Legal Studies in 2007.

In 2014, he was awarded with the "Adam Podgòrecki prize, by the Research Committee on Sociology of Law ISA-RC12.

Author of several works in the field of sociology of law and migration studies: "When rights need to be (re)claimed: Austerity measures, neoliberal housing policies and anti-eviction activism in Spain "(Critical Social Policy, 2015); Legal aid services in Spain within the migration industry debate. Public policy, business or social compromise? (International Journal of the Legal Professions, 2019), “A ubiquitous border for migrants in transit and their rights: analysis and consequences of the reintroduction of internal borders in France” (European Journal of Migration and Law, 2020) or  “When return orders are more than just a deportation receipt: Transit migration and socio-legal meanings of administrative documents” (Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Studies, 2021).

He has been the principal investigator of the IUSFUNDIE project: Fundamental rights and current mechanism of detention, detention and expulsion of irregular foreigners ( 2015-2017; and TRANSITEUS: Transit migrants in the Basque Country: diagnosis and proposals from a rights´perspective ( ), 2019-2021. SOS Racismo Gipuzkoa was partner in both last projects.