Rodolfo Ribeiro



Rodolfo is a Ph.D candidate in International Law and Teaching Assistant at the Graduate Institute, Geneva. Before starting his doctoral studies, he worked with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), both in Geneva and in Brazil. His research interests range from legal theory, international refugee law, international human rights law, and the law on statelessness to forced migration studies more broadly. Rodolfo holds a master’s degree in International Law from the Graduate Institute and an LL.B (Dean's list) from the Federal University of Paraiba (Brazil). He is a qualified lawyer in Brazil and a Research Affiliate at the Refugee Law Initiative (University of London).

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In Memoriam: Antônio Augusto Cançado Trindade

Antonio Augusto Cançado Trindade, who died at age 74 after a long illness, was unquestionably a towering figure of international law and a profound influence on many. As a professor, researcher, consultant, legal advisor, delegate, and international judge, Cançado Trindade had always kept an intransigent commitment to humanized international law, one sensitive and attentive to the needs of…

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Protecting the Rights of the Rightless: The UN Human Rights Committee and the Right to Acquire a Nationality under International Law

On December 28, the UN Human Rights Committee published its views in a ground-breaking case (Communication n. 2918/2016, CCPR/C/130/D/2918/2016), finding that the Netherlands had violated a child's right to a nationality (Article 24.3 of the ICCPR) by registering “nationality unknown” in his civil records, thus hampering his access to international protection as a stateless child and leaving him with…

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