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Eliza Bateman is the Senior Research Analyst at the University of Ottawa Refugee Hub, leading and supporting legal scholarship, policy analysis, and research projects on refugee protection, with a focus on refugee resettlement, refugee sponsorship, complementary pathways, and integration. She co-leads the Refugee Hub’s interdisciplinary research team.
Prior to joining the University of Ottawa Refugee Hub, Dr. Bateman worked as Senior Legal Advisor for the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission (Australia) and as a Senior Lawyer specializing in equality and human rights legal practice at Victoria Legal Aid (Australia). She has also worked in senior policy and legal roles for the Australian Department of Home Affairs, specializing in immigration and administrative law. She holds a PhD in Law and an LLM from McGill University and degrees in law and arts (hons., literature) from the Australian National University.
The number of people who have been forcibly displaced has grown to unprecedented levels. While the global refugee protection regime has come under incredible strain as a result, states have also shown creativity in the design of resettlement programs and complementary pathways. This report takes stock of these programs worldwide, identifies opportunities to scale them up, and assesses barriers that have hindered growth.