Lecturer, Centre for Applied Human Rights
Alice is a Lecturer at the Centre for Applied Human Rights and conducts research on the security and protection of human rights defenders at risk, and on asylum and migration in Asia. She is the Principal Investigator of an international research project that examines how human rights defenders navigate risks, manage security, and receive protection support in Colombia, Mexico, Egypt, Kenya, and Indonesia.
Alice's research focuses on two key areas:
1. Security and protection of human rights defenders at risk
Alice is interested in how human rights defenders navigate the risks involved in their work, how they perceive and manage their own security, and how they collaborate with protection-oriented actors in the pursuit of their work.
She is interested in the construction and function of the multi-level international protection regime for human rights defenders, and in what 'protection' means for human rights defenders, and how states and non-state actors (such as NGOs, donors, and civil society groups) collaborate to protect human rights defenders at risk.
Alice and Martin Jones and collaborated with the UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders, Michel Forst, on a research projects that lead to his reports to the UN General Assembly and the Human Rights Council.
2. Migration and Asylum in Asia
Alice is interested in the experiences of migrants and refugees in Asia, and how their lives are shaped by laws, policies and practices. She also focuses on how state authorities, civil society groups, UNHCR, and non-citizens understand the place of migrants and refugees in Asian societies and how 'protection' is understood, organised, and enacted by state and non-state actors.