Staff Profile: Sue Anne Teo

Sue Anne is a Senior Programme Officer at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute. Before coming to RWI, she worked in the UN on Myanmar refugee issues. Originally wanting to study fine arts, Sue Anne’s experience growing up as a Malaysian Chinese LGBT citizen largely influenced her decision to work in human rights. She has worked for…

How Can Better Understanding of the Decisions Refugees Make Improve Protection?

We recently convened a workshop on refugee decision-making in first countries of asylum in Istanbul with leading academics and researchers. The concept of a first country of asylum is in itself problematic, as it suggests a degree of safety, including protection from refoulement, that may in fact not be guaranteed. The vast majority of the…

Thomas Spijkerboer

Thomas Spijkerboer is the Raoul Wallenberg Visiting Professor of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law in Lund since November 2017, in addition to being professor of migration law at his home base, the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. His research is about border deaths; gender and sexuality in asylum law; the crisis of European refugee law; illegalized refugees;…

Research Project Begins on Displacement in the Context of Disasters and Climate Change

The Raoul Wallenberg Institute has launched a ten-country research initiative studying displacement in the context of disasters and climate change from a human rights perspective. RWI Researcher Matthew Scott has written a short blog post to explain the work. “Following on from a series of consultations with international organisations and national human rights institutes in…