Tamara Wood

Email: tamara.wood@unsw.edu.au

Website: http://www.law.unsw.edu.au/profile/tamara-wood



Tamara Wood is a Doctoral Candidate and former Teaching Fellow at UNSW Law and a Member of the Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law. Her research focuses on African regional refugee law and other protection frameworks. Tamara’s doctoral research investigates the scope and application of refugee norms in Africa – in particular, under the 1969 African Refugee Convention. She has been a visiting researcher at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, and conducted field research in South Africa, Kenya, and Ethiopia. Tamara was a consulting legal expert for the Nansen Initiative on Disaster Induced Displacement’s Regional Consultation for the Greater Horn of Africa and is a member of the Advisory Committee for the Platform on Disaster Displacement, the follow up to the Initiative. Tamara has published widely, including in the International Journal of Refugee Law, International and Comparative Law Quarterly, and the Forced Migration Review. She has taught Forced Migration and Human Rights in International Law and other subjects at UNSW Law. Prior to commencing her doctorate, Tamara worked as a refugee advocate in Melbourne, Australia, assisting onshore refugee applicants with their claims for asylum.

Publications/recent projects:

  • Tamara Wood, ‘The 1969 OAU Convention Governing the Specific Aspects of Refugee Problems in Africa’, in Satvinder Juss (ed), Research Handbook on Refugees (Edward Elgar Publishing, forthcoming)
  • Tamara Wood, 'Lessons in Refugee Hospitality from the Horn of Africa’ The Conversation, 23 October 2015
  • Tamara Wood, ‘Developing Temporary Protection in Africa’ (2015) 49 Forced Migration Review 23
  • Tamara Wood, ‘Expanding Protection in Africa? Case Studies of the Implementation of the 1969 African Refugee Convention’s Expanded Refugee Definition’ (2014) 26(4) International Journal of Refugee Law 555
  • Tamara Wood, ‘The African War Refugee: Using IHL to Interpret the 1969 African Refugee Convention’s Expanded Refugee Definition’, in David Cantor and Jean-François Durieux (eds), Refuge from Inhumanity? War Refugees and International Humanitarian Law (Martinus Nijhoff, 2014).

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