Rodolfo Ribeiro





Rodolfo is a PhD candidate in International Law and Teaching Assistant at the Graduate Institute, Geneva (IHEID). His doctoral research focuses on denationalization and the obligation to eradicate statelessness under International Law. Before starting his doctoral studies, he worked with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), both in Geneva and in Brazil. Author of the book "O Princípio do Non-Refoulement no Direito Internacional Contemporâneo: escopo, conteúdo e natureza jurídica" (Editora Lumen Juris, Rio de Janeiro), Rodolfo’s research interests range from legal theory, international refugee law, international human rights law, and laws of war to forced migration studies more broadly. Rodolfo holds a master’s degree in international law from the Graduate Institute and an LL.B (Dean's list) from the Federal University of Paraiba (Brazil). 


Recent Publications:


  • O Princípio do Non-Refoulement no Direito Internacional Contemporâneo: Escopo, Conteúdo e Natureza Jurídica. Rio de Janeiro, Editora Lumen Juris, 2018, xx+126 p. (available here). 

Main articles and contributions to collective works 

  • “Exclusão da Condição de Refugiado em Razão de Acusações de Crimes de Guerra” in: LL. Jubilut & R. Lopes (eds), Direitos Humanos e o Direito dos Refugiados, Santos, Editora UniSantos (forthcoming, 2021). 
  • Book review of “The Arc of Protection: reforming the international refugee regime” by A Aleinikoff and L. Zamore. International Journal of Refugee Law (forthcoming, 2020). 
  • “The Right of Migrants to Access Consular Assistance and Protection in the Global Compact for Migration”, Special Issue “Global Compacts” (Soon to be published in the International Journal of Postcolonial Studies). 
  • “Da Proibição do Deslocamento Forçado no Direito Internacional Humanitário: (re)visitando os artigos 45 e 49 da Quarta Convenção de Genebra” in: LL. Jubilut & R. Lopes (eds), Direitos Humanos e Vulnerabilidades e Direito Humanitário, Boa Vista, Editora Universidade Federal de Roraima, 2019. 
  • “Can Brazil’s Democracy Survive the Heralds of Authoritarianism?” (available online), Dresden International Affairs Review, Dresden, 2018. 
  • “Por que não é lícito fechar as portas àqueles que buscam refúgio?” (available online), Gazeta do Povo, Curitiba, 2018. 
  • “Non-refoulement under the Inter-American Human Rights System” (Working Paper n. 20), Refugee Law Initiative Working Paper Series, London, pp. 58—69, 2017.


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