Brian Gorlick





Brian Gorlick is an international jurist who worked with the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and UN Secretariat in a number of senior positions for over twenty-five years. With UNHCR he served in Turkey, India, the regional office for the Nordics and Baltics, New York, the Caribbean, Bangladesh, Malaysia and the Department of International Protection at Headquarters in Geneva. He has been on UN mission to some forty countries around the globe.

Prior to joining the United Nations, Brian worked as legal counsel in the areas of immigration, refugee and administrative law in Toronto. He holds degrees from the University of Winnipeg (BA), York University, Toronto (MA), Osgoode Hall Law School (JD), the London School of Economics and Political Science (LLM, with distinction), and was called to the Ontario Bar. For several years Brian was Policy Developments Editor of the International Journal of Refugee Law (Oxford University Press). He has published on international refugee and human rights law, gender rights, immigration and national security, and global administrative law, and has lectured and taught at university and training institutions in Asia, Europe and North America. He currently teaches on the MA course in Refugee Protection and Forced Migration and is engaged in consultancy work on public international law.