Paula Thompson

Deputy Chairperson of the Refugee Appeal Division

Paula has been committed to the IRB mandate for more than 20 years, leaving only to spend few years at home with her kids Zoya and Maksim and to participate in OSCE missions in Bosnia and Hercegovina, Romania and Ukraine. A Sovietologist (more relevant than ever it seems), wannabe modernist architect, L. Cohen fan and one-time Gagauz chronicler, Paula has previously worked at the IRB as an executive, Chief of Staff, Refugee Claim Officer and Researcher. Paula studied in Ottawa, Moscow, Vienna and received her LL.M in International Human Rights Law in the UK.