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Marina Sharpe

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Visiting Fellow, Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism, Faculty of Law
McGill University
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Marina Sharpe is Assistant Professor of International Studies at Canada’s Royal Military College Saint-Jean in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec. Prior to this, she was Senior Legal Officer with UNHCR in Addis Ababa. She was also a Banting and Steinberg Post-Doctoral Fellow at McGill University’s Faculty of Law. Before her doctoral studies, Marina was associated with the law firm Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP in New York and worked for refugee rights organisations in Uganda. She holds a DPhil in law from Oxford, where she was a Trudeau Scholar, an MSc in development studies from the London School of Economics and LLB, BCL and BA (economics) degrees from McGill. Marina is the author of The Regional Law of Refugee Protection in Africa (OUP 2018) as well as numerous articles on human rights and refugee law. She has taught and lectured widely, including at Georgetown, the University of Tripoli and Yale, and is called to the bars of New York and England & Wales.