Mohbuba is a lawyer with extensive experience in refugee law and policy. She has worked in a variety of contexts including for the UK government and international organisations. During her work for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) she advised the UK government on improvements to the asylum and statelessness procedure in line with international law. Recently her work with UNHCR in Ethiopia involved practical implementation of the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework, including contributions to the Ethiopia Economic Opportunities Project and the progressive new Refugee Proclamation. She has co-authored a number of publications on asylum and refugee issues. Her research interests include international refugee law, international humanitarian law, trafficking, statelessness, and the intersection between humanitarian and development spheres in the forced displacement context.
Mohbuba obtained a BA in Jurisprudence from the University of Oxford (Keble College), and holds an LLM in Public International Law from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
During her time at the Centre, Mohbuba's research will focus on the recent developments incorporating various private actors in resolving protracted displacement situations, and the subsequent impact this may have on peace and international security. Mohbuba will also be assisting with the Feminist International Law of Peace and Security and Gendered Peace projects.