PhD candidates

Isabelle Swerissen

Isabelle Swerissen is a Policy Officer at the Ministry of Security and Justice of the Netherlands.

She was a PhD candidate in the SHARES Project (2011-2015).

Topic: Responsibility Allocation Arrangements and Protection of Refugees

Her research seeks to answer the question if, and under what conditions, states may implement responsibility allocation arrangements. The preliminary findings of the research show that, while the arrangements are in principle not contrary to international law, they must meet strict conditions. These conditions relate the level of refugee protection offered, ties of refugees with certain countries and disproportionate protection burdens resting on certain countries.

Blogposts by Isabelle Swerissen