Dr. Jinan Bastaki

Email: jinan.b@gmail.com​

Website: https://ucberkeley.academia.edu/JinanBastaki



Dr. Jinan Bastaki is Assistant Professor of International Law at the United Arab Emirates University. She has worked with refugees in different locations, most recently as a volunteer interpreter for refugees in Greece. She is part of the National Committee for International Humanitarian Law, and recently won the IIHL and ICRC's 2018 "San Remo New Voices in International Humanitarian Law" competition for her paper on nationality-based detention of asylum seekers. She researches the use of force, forced migration policy, durable solutions for refugees, as well as informal measures undertaken by States not party to the 1951 Convention to protect/accommodate refugees on their territory.


Recent Publications:

  • “Temporary Protection Regimes and Refugees: What Works? Comparing the Kuwaiti, Bosnian and Syrian Refugee Protection Regimes”, Refuge Journal (Forthcoming – November 2018)
  • “Reading History into Law: Who Is Worthy of Reparations? Observations on Spain and Portugal’s Return Laws and the Implications for Reparations”, Islamophobia Studies Journal, Vol. 4, No. 1 (2017)
  • “The Legacy of the 1951 Refugee Convention and Palestinian Refugees: Multiple Displacements, Multiple Exclusions”, Berkeley Journal of Middle Eastern and Islamic Law, Vol. 8, No. 1 (2017)
  • “Who Represents Palestinian Refugees? The Sidelining of the Core of the Palestine Question”, Perceptions: Journal of International Affairs, Vol. 20, No. 1 (2015)

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