Repatriation, Peacebuilding and State-building in Burma/Myanmar

Repatriation, Peacebuilding and State-building in Burma/Myanmar
Date
20 February 2019, 6.00pm - 8.00pm
Type
Seminar
Venue
IALS Council Chamber, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DR
Description

The International Refugee Law Seminar Series, sponsored by the Refugee Law Initiative at the School of Advanced Study, University of London, provides a public space for discussion, promotion and dissemination of research between academics, practitioners, students and others with an interest in the refugee and forced migration field.

9th International Refugee Law Seminar Series

The 9th International Refugee Law Seminar Series is an open theme covering a range of topics related to refugee law and protection, and presented by experts from a number of professions.


Repatriation, Peacebuilding and State-building in Burma/Myanmar

Abstract:

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Speaker:

Kirsten joined UEA as a Senior Lecturer in Law in April 2018, having previously held posts at the University of Warwick (Assistant Professor, 2015- 2018), University of Oxford’s Refugee Studies Centre (Junior Research Fellow, 2012-2015), and the University of Edinburgh (Research Fellow 2011-2012). She studied at Queen's University Belfast (PhD in Law), University of Nottingham (LLM in the Law of Armed Conflict) and the University of Glasgow (LLB in Scots Law).

Kirsten is a socio-legal researcher working on governance and justice in refugee situations. She has a particular regional interest in southeast Asia, having worked first with Karen refugees living in camps in Thailand and more recently with ethnic Chin refugees in Malaysia and India. Her book, Governing Refugees (Routledge 2014), analysed governance and justice in refugee camps in Thailand and was awarded the Socio-Legal Studies Association early career book prize for 2015.  She have also published on topics including governance by armed groups; the history and management of refugee camps; legal pluralism and non-state justice systems; forced migration in southeast Asia; the role of victims in transitional justice; and constitutional reform. A common thread in this work is a focus on pluralistic governance and on the role of non-state actors in governance.

Contact

Refugee Law Initiative
rli@sas.ac.uk
020 7862 8668