Evelien van Roemburg is a lawyer and a political scientist. She conducts research for her PhD at the Amsterdam Center for International Law (ACIL) on UNHCR, the refugee agency of the United Nations. She is also the Europe Migration Campaign Manager at Oxfam International.

Evelien was born in 1984. She graduated at the University of Amsterdam with a masters in Public International Law and a masters in Political Theory and Behavior. In New York she graduated at Columbia Law School with a masters in Human Rights and International Governance.

Evelien worked in 2008 as a trainee for UNHCR in Kenya, and in 2008/2009 as a legal counselor for a human rights organization in New York. From 2009-2014, she was a member of the Amsterdam city council. From 2011-2015, she lectured in the course International Refugee Law, and in 2015-2016 she also lectured in Conflict Studies. For the third year in a row, she is the academic director of the summer course ‘Migration & Immigration’ at the Graduate School of Social Sciences, University of Amsterdam. She is a member of the board of appeals of the UAF (the Foundation for Refugee-Students) and a member of the advisory board on asylum at the Dutch Refugee Council.

Evelien lives together with her fiancé, with whom she has two sons.


I am available for contributing to meetings, debates, interviews and articles on refugees, migration, UNHCR, international cooperation, conflicts and humanitarian assistance – always analytical, constructive and with expertise. I like brainstorming about form, participants and content!

evanroemburg [at] gmail [dot] com
evelien.van.roemburg [at] oxfamnovib [dot] nl


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