Delphine Nakache

Delphine Nakache
Delphine Nakache
Full-Time Professor

LL.B. (1998) – Droit public – Institut d'études politiques
LL.M. (2002) – Droit – Université du Québec à Montréal
LL.D. (2009) – Law – McGill University

Brooks (430)
Office: + 1 (613) 562-5800 ext. 2647


Delphine Nakache is a Full Professor at the Faculty of Law (French Common Law). She teaches courses in the areas of public international law, constitutional law, and immigration, citizenship, and refugee law. Her research focusses on the most precarious groups of refugees, temporary migrants (such as migrant workers and undocumented migrants), and immigrants. It seeks to shed light on the many factors creating or exacerbating precarity, or preventing access to a secure status, and to suggest ways to improve their rights and protections. She regularly engages with government representatives and civil society on those topics.

Prof. Nakache is currently leading a five-year SSHRC-funded research on pathways into and out of precarity for temporary migrants in Canada (Profs Idil Atak, Jason Foster, Luin Goldring, Co-Investigators; Dr. Marcella Cassiano, Collaborator). She is also leading the SSHRC-funded Canadian portion of the VULNER project, an international research initiative which has received funding from the European Union‘s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 870845 (for the Canadian part of the research: Profs Dagmar Soennecken and François Crépeau, Co-investigators; Nathan Benson and Prof. Anna Purkey and James Milner, Collaborators). She is as well a Co-Investigator in a SSHRC-funded research (Partnership Grant, 2018-2025) titled " Civil society and the global refugee regime: understanding and enhancing impact through the implementation of global refugee policy (LERRN)”, led by Prof. Milner.). In this research, she is leading the working group on "Protection", in collaboration with Nathan Benson from the Refugee Hub.

Prof. Nakache also provides consultancy work for the United Nations and the Government of Canada.

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