Ms Emma Dunlop

  • Master of Studies in Legal Research (M.St), University of Oxford
  • LL.M (International Legal Studies), New York University
  • LL.B (Hons Class I), University of Sydney
  • BA (Hons Class I and University Medal), University of Sydney

Emma Dunlop is a Teaching Fellow and PhD candidate at UNSW Sydney, Australia. Her chief research interests are international refugee law, public international law, and administrative law. Previously, Emma worked in the Legal Directorate of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris from 2014–2016. She has also worked as a contractor in the International Criminal Court’s Presidency Legal and Enforcement Unit and undertaken a nine-month university traineeship at the International Court of Justice. She was a visiting scholar to the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law at the University of Cambridge in early 2019.


Emma holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours Class I) and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours Class I and University Medal) from the University of Sydney, an LL.M in International Legal Studies from New York University, where she studied as a Hugo Grotius Scholar, and a Master of Studies in Legal Research from the University of Oxford. 

Journal articles

Dunlop E, 2017, 'The Longest Journey: Law and Practice around Refugee and Migrant Deaths', International Journal of Refugee Law, vol. 29, pp. 662 - 667,

Dunlop E, 2015, 'Book Review, Andrea Bianchi and Anne Peters (eds), Transparency in International Law', Leiden Journal of International Law, pp. 167 - 171

Dunlop E, 2009, 'Humanity as the A and [Omega] of Sovereignty: Four Replies to Anne Peters', European Journal of International Law, vol. 20, pp. 556 - 560,

Book Chapters

Dunlop E; McAdam J; Weeks G, 2019, 'A Search for Rights: Judicial and Administrative Responses to Migration and Refugee Cases', in Groves M; Boughey J; Meagher D (ed.), The Legal Protection of Rights in Australia, Hart Publishing,

Dunlop E, 2016, '‘Globalization and Sovereignty: Global Threats and International Security’', in Cassese S (ed.), Research Handbook on Global Administrative Law, pp. 458 - 483


Dunlop E, 2011, 'Indications of Progress? Assessing the Reliance on Indicators in UNHCR Operations', Research Paper No. 214, UNHCR Policy Development and Evaluation Service