Photograph of Kinga Janik.

Kinga Janik

Kinga Janik (Bar 2000) is currently a Human Rights Officer for MINUSTAH based at Port-au-Prince in Haiti. She has worked for the Canadian Department of Justice for almost 10 years. Between 2000 and 2009, she was a legal advisor for the Department of Citizenship and Immigration, advising policy makers on refugee and security issues and corporate matters. During this time she had several positions and had been involved in diverse projects related to Human Rights Law. For almost 3 years, Kinga Janik was the Special Advisor to the Assistant Deputy Attorney General for the Public Safety, Defence and Immigration Portfolio. In 2008, she became a litigator and defended the government’s position before the tribunals. From 2010 to 2014, Kinga Janik devoted her time to her family and her thesis from Italy. In December 2013, she defended her thesis with success at University of Montreal. Her research interests are driven by an ethical approach and her main interests are refugee law, humanitarian cooperation, security and governance. In 2015 and 2016, in collaboration with University of Bari and Doctors without Borders, she worked on an international research project on the best welcoming practices for smuggled people arriving by sea studying the Italian experience.