MSc Refugee and Forced Migration Studies
Mansfield College
AfOx-Oppenheimer Scholarship

Kimberly Rimber

Kimberly is a lawyer, with a research interest in refugee law. She has recently completed a Masters of Law in Human Rights from the University of Cape Town. 

Kimberly’s specific focus is on the policies that support refugees to integrate in their new country, promote self-reliance, and enable them to live a dignified life. During her first Masters degree, Kimberly critically analysed the Global Compact on Refugees to assess whether it offers practical solutions to developing countries which host refugees and asylum seekers. Kimberly compared refugee programmes and their outcomes in different countries.  

She also conducted a case study of the Kalobeyei Integrated Socio-Economic Development Plan in Kenya,which seeks to supports the entrepreneurial potential of refugees and meet their needs for housing, jobs, and healthcare. 

After graduation, Kimberly aims to work with governments and international organisations to establish legal and policy frameworks for refugee protections, particularly in developing countries.