Oreva Olakpe


Refugee Review Editorial Team

Oreva Olakpe is a doctoral candidate in the Law Faculty at SOAS, University of London. Oreva’s dissertation focuses on south-south refugee and undocumented migrations as the lens to study and understand international law. In particular, Oreva centres on the manner in which contemporary migration and refugee laws are deployed by States in the global South to assert sovereign identity, both internally and externally, and how this provides a collision between human rights protections and international standards with respect to the protection of non-nationals abroad. Oreva uses two understudied case studies on migration in China and Nigeria and TWAIL (Third World Approaches to International Law) as a methodology. Oreva holds a BA in International Studies from the University of Maine at Farmington, USA and a Masters in International Law and International Studies from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland. Oreva is a freelance research analyst and writer in her free time.