Established in 2022, the Working Group on Internal Displacement Law and Policy builds on the Internal Displacement Research Programme to provide an academic platform for the exchange of ideas, extending and deepening connections, promotion of opportunities, and developing collaborative research on the legal and policy frameworks concerning internally displaced persons. Currently, it has members from all parts of the world. 

Key outputs and activities

  • The Working Group hosts bimonthly meetings where members can showcase and receive constructive feedback on their work, as well as share opportunities concerning internal displacement in law and policy.

The Internal Displacement Law and Policy Working Group is convened by Dr Bríd Ní Ghráinne and Professor David Cantor. RLI network members who wish to become involved should email the convenors directly.

Current members

Zoé Briard

Student in Gender Studies / PhD Candidate (EDEM, UCL) / Teaching assistant (ULB)

Dr Carolin Funke

Senior researcher, Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict


Prof. Geoff Gilbert

Professor of Law in the School of Law and Human Rights Centre at the University of Essex

Dr. Bríd Ní Ghráinne

Assistant Professor, School of Law and Criminology, Maynooth University, Ireland
Senior Researcher at the Judicial Studies Institute, Masaryk University, Czech

Gillian Kane

Dr Gillian Kane

Lecturer in the School of Law/Transitional Justice Institute at Ulster University

Hasna Sheikh

LAHP Doctoral Student, School of Law, Queen Mary University of London

Almamy Sylla

Dr. Almamy Sylla

Senior Lecturer at the Université des Lettres et des Sciences Humaines de Bamako (ULSHB), Mali