Rama Sahtout is a PhD candidate in international law at Exeter University. Her PhD research analyses the concept and practice of temporary refuge in relation to large-scale refugee influxes. By analyzing temporary refuge in context, the thesis deduces a bigger picture of refugee law norms and their correlations during large-scale refugee situations. Thus, it approaches refugee law in a different way, placing the concept of international cooperation at its heart. 

Rama holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from Damascus University- Syria. She has an LLM degree in international law and comparative law from University of Exeter. Her current research interests include understanding how concepts related to refugee law and refugee protection are implemented in the context of large-scale refugee movements, international cooperation in the field of refugee protection, Syria’s refugees in Europe and the Middle East, and the legal and political dimensions of the internal displacement crisis within Syria.