Petra Molnar

Research Affiliate

Petra Molnar is a lawyer and researcher specializing in technology, migration, and human rights and the Associate Director of the Refugee Law Lab. She is currently working on a project looking at the impacts of migration management technologies on the lives of people on the move. Petra also works on issues around immigration detention, gender-based violence, and the politics of refugee, immigration, and international law.

Her work has appeared in numerous academic publications and the popular press, including the New York Times. Petra is also the co-author of “Bots at the Gate,” an internationally recognized report on the human rights impacts of automated decision-making in immigration and refugee systems. She holds a Master of Arts in Anthropology from York University, a Juris Doctorate from the University of Toronto, and an LL.M in International Law from the University of Cambridge.

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