Malek, Dalia


Dalia Malek specialises in refugee law, international human rights law, humanitarian law, and the African regional system of international law. She has held various roles at the UN, NGOs, and non-profit organisations doing legal aid, refugee status determination and resettlement, writing and editing, grantmaking, consultation, research, and advocacy. She has provided expert guidance to the UK Home Office through her work for Independent Advisory Group on Country Information, evaluating and reporting on their information products used for determining asylum, and has been a member of the Editorial Board for UNHCR’s Dialogue, as well as an Editor for International Refugee Rights Initiative’s Rights in Exile Programme and a Consultant for International Detention Coalition. Her PhD in Law from King’s College London focused on the availability of individual complaints to refugees, the exhaustion of local remedies in host countries, access to justice, transitional governments, and immigration detention practices. During her PhD programme she was a Human Rights and Migration Editor for the King’s Student Law Review. She was a recipient of the University Fellowship to complete her Master of Arts in International Human Rights Law and a Graduate Diploma in Forced Migration and Refugee Studies at the American University in Cairo where she researched refugee detention and refoulement. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California at Berkeley where she double majored in English and Linguistics. She has published and taught on the topics of human rights, regional legal mechanisms, immigration detention, and refugee law.