Rasika Jayasuriya has worked for over two decades across the government, multilateral and civil society sectors on policy issues related to migration and human rights. She has held positions as a Policy Specialist and Consultant with the Migration and Displacement team at UNICEF Headquarters and the UN Network on Migration at IOM-UN Migration in Geneva. She has also worked for the Australian Attorney-General’s Department on human trafficking and for the Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet on migration and refugee policy.
Rasika holds a PhD from the University of Melbourne’s Law School, focusing on temporary labour migration and child rights, and was a Doctoral Associate with the global ‘Gender, Migration and the Work of Care’ project at the Centre for Global Social Policy, University of Toronto. She is also a Member of the Gender and Care Hub at Oxford University.
Her publications include Children, Human Rights and Temporary Labour Migration: Protecting the Child-Parent Relationship (Routledge, 2021) and ‘The Migration of Women Domestic Workers from Sri Lanka: Protecting the Rights of Children Left Behind’ (2015) 48 Cornell International Law Journal 579.