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
- Olympic Games turned Blame Games: Responsibility for Abuse of Migrant Workers in Sochi
- How We Can Do Something: Sharing the Responsibility to Protect Syrian Refugees
- Syrian Refugees, Allocation of Responsibility and the Right to Choose: Beggars Can’t Be Choosers (or Can They?)
- On Human Shields: Balancing the Responsibilities of Attackers and Defenders?
- Dublin and Beyond: ‘Each According to Its Abilities’?
- The MSS Case: Shifting Burdens and Evading Responsibilities?