Sanjula Weerasinghe

Sanjula Weerasinghe is a Senior Research Officer within IOM’s Migration Policy Research Division and a non-resident Fellow with ISIM. Prior to her work with MPRD, Sanjula worked with the Migrants in Countries in Crisis Initiative Secretariat, based within IOM, where she was the lead secretariat drafter of the MICIC Initiative Guidelines to Protect Migrants in Countries Experiencing Conflict or Natural Disaster. Sanjula's research interests lie at the intersection of international law, migration, and human rights. She has worked as a consultant with UNHCR and the Brookings Institution and as a researcher with the UNSW Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law. Sanjula's past experience also includes representing refugees and asylum seekers, managing legal aid centers in Thailand and Hong Kong, and working as a legal practitioner with Mallesons Stephen Jaques (now King & Wood Mallesons). Sanjula is a co-editor of Humanitarian Crises and Migration: Causes, Consequences and Responses, Routledge (2014). She holds a Bachelor of Laws (hons) from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia ​and a Master of Laws (dist.) with a Certificate in Refugees and Humanitarian Emergencies from Georgetown University