Policy and Research

Elizabeth J. Rushing

Researcher and Writer


Elizabeth is IDMC’s Researcher & Writer, bringing with her more than ten years' experience in human rights law and humanitarian programming and policy. Since 2015, she has coordinated research and analysis on conflict-induced internal displacement and led the development of new research areas for IDMC's Policy & Research department. She has a particular interest in understanding the relationship between internal displacement and cross-border movements in the Middle East and Africa, and directs a project on forced migration in the context of criminal violence in Central America.

Before joining IDMC in 2011, Elizabeth worked with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), UNAIDS, la Fédération Internationale des Droits de l'Homme (FIDH) and the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). She holds a Juris Doctor from the American University Washington College of Law and a Masters in International Human Rights Law from the University of Paris X Nanterre. Lizzie is fluent in English and French, speaks Italian conversationally and has a basic knowledge of Mandarin and Spanish.

+41 76 57 82 159
elizabeth.rushing@idmc.ch