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Nicholas Oakeshott

Senior Identity Management Officer, UNHCR’s Division of Programme Support and Management

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Nicholas Oakeshott is the Senior Identity Management Officer in UNHCR’s Division of Programme Support and Management, focusing on the inclusion of refugees, internally displaced persons and persons at risk of statelessness in States’ identity management and civil registration systems. Between 2012 and 2017 he was UNHCR’s Regional Protection Officer working on statelessness in Southeast Asia. Before joining UNHCR, he practiced law, worked for NGOs promoting the rights of refugees and stateless persons in the UK and Europe and held positions as a visiting lecturer in law at a number of Universities.
He holds an MA in Modern History from Oxford University, an LL.M in International Human Rights Law from the University of Essex and was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1997.