Mirjam Streng

Mirjam Streng is a PhD candidate at Tel Aviv University's Faculty of Law. Her fields of interest include refugee and asylum law, immigration, international human rights law, public international law and political theory. Mirjam examines the extent to which host states have normative and international legal obligations to guarantee asylum seekers’ access to education, integration into the general education system, school and curriculum choice. Building upon political theory and philosophy of education, she analyzes normative grounds for inclusion and exclusion of asylum seekers in education. She examines current legal norms guaranteeing asylum seekers’ right to education under international human rights law and refugee law. The research clarifies current state obligations under international law and suggests grounds and ways for rethinking state obligations that guarantee asylum seekers’ right to education and their socio-economic rights more generally.