Jean-François Durieux is a graduate of Facultes Universitaires St-Louis in Brussels, Belgium, and obtained a Law Degree from the Catholic University of Louvain. He has taught international law at the RSC 2007-2009, and again 2011-2012. In 2011 Mr Durieux completed a long career with UNHCR, his last position in the organisation being that of Director in the Division of Programme Support and Management. Mr Durieux’s research in the 1990's was mainly policy-oriented and “operational”, addressing the protection challenges faced by UNHCR in the regions in which he worked, and at the global level. In recent years, his research interest has focused on legal responses to mass influxes of refugees, including a comparison of African and European regimes and a reflection on the legal implications of refugee emergencies and protracted refugee situations. He has organised seminars and short courses on statelessness and on the cross-fertilisation of refugee law, human rights law, and international humanitarian law. He is currently associated with a project which analyses the global impact of EU asylum law.
Durieux, J.-F. (2009) Protection where? - or when?: First asylum, deflection policies and the significance of time. International Journal of Refugee Law, 21 (1), 75–80.
Durieux, J.-F. (2008) Salah Sheekh is a refugee: new insights into primary and subsidiary forms of protection. Oxford: Refugee Studies Centre. Working Paper Series, 49.
Durieux, J.-F. (2008) The many faces of “prima facie”: group-based evidence in refugee status determination. Refuge, 25 (2).
Betts, A. and Durieux, J.-F. (2007) Convention Plus as a Norm-Setting Exercise. Journal of Refugee Studies, 20 (3), 509–535.
Durieux, J.-F. and Hurwitz, A. (2004) How Many Is Too Many? African and European Legal Responses to Mass Influxes of Refugees. German Yearbook of International Law, 47, 105.
Durieux, J.-F. and McAdam, J. (2004) Non-refoulement through time: the case for a derogation clause to the refugee convention in mass influx emergencies. International Journal of Refugee Law, 16 (1).
Kelley, N. and Durieux, J.-F. (2004) UNHCR and current challenges in international refugee protection. Refuge, 22 (1), 6–17.
Humanitarian Innovation Project