Shyla V.

Master's DegreeLeiden University



Highly experienced senior lawyer with 20+ years professional experience in Australia, Europe and the Pacific. Currently Deputy Secretary in a complex and politically sensitive environment, tasked with managing the establishment and implementation of a national asylum system, providing ministerial advice on range of policy, legal and operational issues relating to refugees and protection. Previously Senior Legal Officer with the International Organization for Migration in Geneva, globally responsible for the provision of legal advice on migration issues to management and field offices in over 100 countries. Masters degree in public law and extensive expertise in asylum, administrative law and government policy.


  • legislation / regulations
  • refugees
  • migration
  • public administration
  • law
  • nauru
  • australia
  • haiti
  • libya
  • canada
  • Sectors
  • Funders
  • Countries
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