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Natasha Yacoub

Visiting Research Fellow

Natasha is an international refugee law practitioner and scholar. She started her career as a refugee lawyer working for the Founding Director of RSC, Professor Harrell-Bond. From 2001, she worked for UNHCR in refugee protection positions in Egypt, Sudan, Ireland, UNHQ New York, Myanmar, Australia and the Pacific Island States (including Nauru and Papua New Guinea). From 2012 to 2014, she served as a decision-maker on the Refugee Review Tribunal and Migration Review Tribunal in Australia.

She presently teaches at the Refugee Law Initiative at the University of London, where she convenes a Working Group on Feminist Theory and Refugee Law. She is finalising her doctoral studies at the Andrew and Renata Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law, University of New South Wales. Her thesis is titled: ‘Gendering the International Law Criteria for Return of Refugees: the case of Sudan. She publishes on a range of international refugee law issues, from "offshore processing" in Australia to the history of refugee protection in Southeast Asia.

Academic contact: Catherine Briddick