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Veronica Øverlid

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Law
Carleton University
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Veronica Øverlid is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Law and Legal Studies at Carleton University, focusing on migration and refugee law. She has a degree in Spanish and Latin American Studies (BA), and in International Human Rights Law (MA). Prior to the PhD, she worked with civil society organizations related to human rights and youth in several countries and has written several articles about human rights activism in Latin America. She has, furthermore, worked at the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Egypt, with a focus on gender-based violence. She has significant experience in teaching as well as in outreach work. Currently, she is involved in various student initiatives at Carleton University, including the Migration and Diaspora Student Society and the Graduate Law Student Association. For her doctoral dissertation, she is examining the Migrant Caravan in Central America as a social resistance movement, considering its implications for international law.