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Ileen Verbeek

last updated 10/23/2017

Ileen Verbeek

Programme Officer at Statelessness

Canadian Centre On Statelessness C/O Centre For Social Innovation 215 Spadina Avenue, Suite 400, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion

Ileen Verbeek works as programme officer at the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion, supporting research into a variety of topics, including on the relationship between discrimination and statelessness among Roma, the arbitrary detention of stateless persons in Europe, and the role of statelessness within international frameworks such as the Universal Periodic Review and the Sustainable Development Agenda.
She is also involved in capacity building, e.g. through trainings and teaching on the topics of statelessness and nationality, as well as the Institutes communications work and fundraising. Ileen has a background in social sciences, with a BSc in Social Psychology and a MSc in Victimology and Criminal Justice, before turning her attention towards an understanding of what legal tools for empowerment there exist in the form of an LLM on International Human Rights Law, all from Tilburg University, the Netherlands. The interest in human rights was ignited while studying legal psychology abroad, at Universidad Complutense in Madrid, Spain. Ileens thesis for the LLM focused on children that are born into families that do not fit the traditional image and these childrens right to acquire a nationality, a topic that continues to have her interest.

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