Diego Acosta Arcarazo

Professor of European and Migration Law, University of Bristol Law School  

Diego’s research focuses on European law and migration law globally. His most recent book, The National Versus the Foreigner in South America (2018), discusses the legal construction of the national and the foreigner in South America during 200 years. Professor Acosta has provided legal advice to law firms, international organisations, governments and parliaments in Europe, the USA, the Caribbean, South America and Africa.   

Recent publications:  

  • Acosta Arcarazo, D, 2018, The National Versus the Foreigner in South America. 200 Years of Migration and Citizenship Law. Cambridge University Press.  
  • Acosta Arcarazo, D, 2019, ‘The Expansion of Regional Free Movement Regimes. Towards a Borderless World?’ In: Caught In Between Borders: Citizens, Migrants and Humans. Liber Amicorum in Honour of Prof. Dr Elspeth Guild. Wolf Legal Publishers.  
  • Acosta Arcarazo, D & Brumat, L, 2019, ‘Three Generations of Free Movement of Regional Migrants in Mercosur: any Influence from the EU?’. In: The Dynamics of Regional Migration Governance. Edward Elgar Publishing, pp. 54-72. 

 University of Bristol profile.

Personal webpage.

In August 2020, Diego testified before the Peruvian Congress on a new draft bill on migration that breaches international law and Peru’s constitution. His presentation is available for viewing here.