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Delphine Nakache

Professor, University of Ottawa

Degrees:LL.D. (McGill), LL.M. (UQàM), LL.B. (IEP)
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Delphine Nakache is a Professor at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law, teaching in the areas of public international law and immigration and refugee law. Formerly an Associate Professor of International Development and Global Studies, Prof. Nakache was also a Visiting Professor at the Global Migration Centre from 2015 to 2016 and a Visiting Professor at the Catholic University of Leuven’s Faculty of Law in 2017. Professor Nakache holds an LL.D. from McGill University, LL.M. from l’Université du Québec à Montréal and an LL.B. from l’Institut d’études politiques.

Professor Nakache is a member of several research teams focusing on migration and refugees. In LERRN she leads the Protection Working Group, in collaboration with the Refugee Hub. She is also leading a five-year SSHRC-funded research on pathways into and out of precarity for migrant workers in Canada (Profs Idil Atak, Jason Foster, Luin Goldring, Co-Investigators) and leading the Canadian portion of a three-year Horizon 2020 EU research project analyzing how the protection regimes of some countries (Belgium, Canada, Germany, Italy, Lebanon, Norway, South Africa, Uganda) address the “vulnerabilities” of migrants seeking protection, and how migrants’ concrete experiences are affected accordingly (Professors Dagmar Soennecken and François Crépeau, Co-investigators; Nathan Benson and Professor James Milner, Collaborators). She is also a Co-Investigator in several funded research projects besides LERRN:

  • A SSHRC-funded research (Partnership Grant, 2013-2019) titled “On the Move” investigating employment-related geographical mobility and its consequences for workers, families, employers, communities, and all levels of governments.
  • A France-Canada funded research (2017-2019), exploring the role of citizenship acquisition for immigrant integration trajectories in Canada and France

Beyond the fields of academic research, Prof. Nakache provides consultancy work for the United Nations and the Government of Canada and is an International Adviser with the International Detention Coalition.

A selection of publications coauthored by Prof. Nakache relevant to the human rights and security-based implications of migration, citizenship and refugee laws and policies include:

  • Delphine Nakache, Jessica Losier. The European Union Immigration Agreement with Libya: Out of Sight, Out of Mind?, E-international Relations (2017)
  • Graham Hudson, Idil Atak, Delphine Nakache. The Criminalisation of Migration and Asylum: A Comparative Analysis of Policy Consequences and Human Rights Impact (editorial note), International Journal of Migration and Border Studies, Volume 4, Issue 4, 281-286 (December 2018)
  • Midori Kaga, Delphine Nakache. Whose Needs Count in Situations of Forced Displacement? Revaluing Older People and Addressing their Exclusion from Research and Humanitarian Programmes, International Journal of Migration and Border Studies, Volume 5, Issue 1/2, 134-151 (2019)