Sanjula Weerasinghe

Sanjula Weerasinghe is a non-resident Fellow at ISIM and a consultant with UNHCR. Her recent experience includes work with the Migrants in Countries in Crisis (MICIC) 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, displacement, migration, and human rights. She has worked as a consultant with the Brookings Institution's former IDP project 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). 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.