Sreetapa Chakrabarty





Sreetapa is a current PhD scholar at Rabindra Bharati University, West Bengal, India. Her research interests include international refugee law, forced migration and forced displacement, gender and forced migration, refugee, stateless and asylum seeking children and statelessness in South Asia.

She has also been engaged in various capacities in various programmes carried out by the Calcutta Research Group, which is an International think tank and research organization based in South Asia on forced migration and has since a long time, in collaboration with the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, Germany, carried out dialogues, policy advocacies and research on various issues like human rights, forced displacement and migration, peace and conflict resolution, citizenship, border and border conflicts and so on. She has been an active part of its winter workshop in November 2019 (Fourth Annual Research and Orientation Workshop and International Conference on Refugees and Migrants: Issues of protection, rights and justice) where apart from being a paper presenter, she was the rapporteur on Module E of the workshop, i.e. 'Statelessness' (details of her report can be found on the CRG website). Sreetapa is also a part of the Kolkata Declaration that was adopted by the Calcutta Research Group on November 30, 2018, on the last day of its annual workshop and conference on refugees and migrants, keeping in the backdrop and addressing certain questions which have arisen from the New York Declaration on Refugees and Migrants adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 2016.

Currently Sreetapa's research focuses on the Rohingya refugee and stateless children in South Asia, and her thesis title is "The State of Rohingya Refugee Children since 2017".


Recent Publications:

  • "Gender, Violence and Forced Migration: The State of Syrian and Rohingya Refugee Women", in G. C. Mishra, & D. S. Tiwary (Eds.), International Conference on Women's Empowerment, Laws, Feminism, Gender Discrimination, Gender Space and Women's Leadership: Issues and Challenges in 21st Century (pp. 104-108). New Delhi: Krishi Sanskriti Publications. 

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