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About the speaker

Hugh Tuckfield is a PhD candidate at the University of Sydney. Hugh’s doctoral research focuses on the norms of the international refugee regime and the role they play in influencing state behaviour and policy related to situations of protracted refugeehood in South Asia. He holds a Master of Human Rights and Democratisation (Asia Pacific Region) from the University of Sydney and a B.Ec. and an LL.B. from Monash University, in Melbourne, Australia. His dissertation title for his Master’s degree was ‘The Tie That Binds: The Influence of the Trafficking in Victims Protection Act (US) on Vulnerable Citizens in Nepal’. In 2013 Hugh attended the Kathmandu School of Law to complete his Master of Human Rights and Democratisation. During this time, he worked as a consultant to the UNDP and the SNV in Nepal and was a visiting lecturer at the Kathmandu School of Law in professional legal English and refugee studies, as well as acting as a Presiding ICC Judge in the Henry Dunant Moot Court Competition. In 2016, he was a Visiting Merit Research fellow at the WZB Social Science Centre in Berlin, in the Global Governance Unit.


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