18 March 2011

Anniversary Items


The UN Refugee Convention at 60: The Challenge for Europe (Chatham House, March 2011) [text]


Strengthening the International Legal Framework on Statelessness: Expert Meeting Series (venue TBD, 2nd quarter 2011) [info]
- Aim of the meetings is to "develop the international legal framework on statelessness through the development and dissemination of UNHCR guidelines on statelessness-related issues."

Looking Forward: The Refugee Convention at 60, Washington, DC, 20 April 2011 [info]
- This conference "examines the current dynamics of forced displacement, highlighting the challenges that particular flows pose to existing legal standards, and focusing attention on the breadth and limits of the Convention as a framework for international refugee protection."

Honouring Refugee Rights: 60th Anniversary of the Refugee Convention, Hamilton, Canada, 26-28 May 2011 [info]
- The Canadian Council for Refugees Spring Consultation is now open for registration.

"UNHCR and Landmark Commemorations in 2011," The Researcher, vol. 6, no. 1 (March 2011) [text]
- Scroll down to p. 23 for events taking place in Ireland during the latter part of the year.

Year of International Human Rights (YIHR), 2011-2012: Refugees and Migration, Webster University [info]
- Activities have not yet been planned but likely will include films, art exhibits, speakers and conferences.

For more information, see UNHCR's updated calendar of events.

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