Patricia García Amado

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Patricia García Amado
Refugee Law Initiative
Home institution:
University of Deusto
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Research Summary and Profile

Research interests:
Human rights
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Patricia is currently completing her PhD in Human Rights at the University of Deusto. Her dissertation deals with the role of tenure security in the process of local integration of internally displaced persons in urban areas. With a background in political science, peace and humanitarian studies, she has carried out research on armed conflicts, humanitarian emergencies, and peace processes in Sub-Saharan Africa at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, and for international NGOs such as Doctors Without Borders. Her main areas of interest are forced migration, local integration, durable solutions, informal housing rights and tenure security. 

PhD title: The Role of Tenure Security in Urban Internally Displaced Persons Integration Process.


Publications/recent projects

  • García Amado, P. ‘From restitution of property rights to the right to adequate housing: connecting tenure security with durable solutions to internal displacement’, International Migration (2016) vol. 54, issue 4:74-86. 
  • Churruca, C. y García Amado, P., ‘Internally Displaced Persons: A Vulnerable Group in Need of Protection’, in The Rights of Minorities: Cultural Groups, Migrants, Displaced Persons and Sexual Identity, Bentham Science Publishers, 2017. 
  • Peace and Conflict Database (from 2009 to 2012) 
  • Escola de Cultura de Pau (ed.), Alert! Report on Conflicts, Human Rights and Peacebuilding, Icaria Editorial, Barcelona (yearbook, 2007 to 2012 editions) 
  • ‘CPPB Training experiences and responses of local stakeholders in conflict-affected countries and territories’ (roundtable moderator) in Training for Peace: Training Responses to Challenges in Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding. 18 September2017, Universidad de Deusto, Bilbao 
  • ‘Tenure Systems in Post-Conflict Sub-Saharan African Cities: Weapons of War or Hybrid Infrastructures for Peace’. International Peace and Conflict Studies Association Annual Conference, 11-12 September 2014, University of Manchester
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