01 September 2011

Marking 60 Years of the Refugee Convention


I am finally getting around to posting a list of some of the resources I had compiled for the 60th anniversary of the refugee convention (which I missed since I was out of town!):

Celebrating World Refugee Day & 60 Years of the Refugee Convention (The Irish Immigration Blog, June 2011) [text]
- Summary of talk given by James Hathaway.

Challenges to the Development of the Common European Asylum System on the 60th Anniversary of the Adoption of the Convention relating to the Status of Refugees, Conference of the Polish Presidency of the Council of the EU, Warsaw, 11 July 2011 [keynote address] [summary]

Commemorating the 60th Anniversary of 1951 Refugee Convention: Upholding the Rights of Refugees in the Asia Pacific (Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network, June 2011) [text]

Courage: 60 Years of the UN Refugee Convention (Scottish Refugee Council, June 2011) [access]
- A "short film made to mark the anniversary of the 1951 Refugee Convention."

Disasters, Virtual Issue on Refugees and the Displaced (June 2011) [full-text]
- "To mark the 60th anniversary of the UN Convention relating to the Status of Refugees, this special issue of Disasters features a selection of the most relevant and original articles about refugee and displacement issues published by the journal over the past 35 years." Articles will be available until 31 Dec. 2011.

Dispatches, no. 301 (June 2011) [text]
- Special edition for World Refugee Day and commemorating 60 years of the refugee convention.

EASO & the 60th Anniversary of the 1951 Refugee Convention (EASO Monitor, July 2011) [text]

Historically European, Morally Universal? The 1951 Geneva Convention on the Status of Refugees (e-IR, May 2010) [text]

Honouring Refugee Rights: 60th Anniversary of the Refugee Convention, Canadian Council for Refugees Spring 2011 Consultation, Hamilton, 26-28 May 2011 (CCR, 2011) [conf. report]

Looking to the Future, Learning from the Past: A Conference to Mark 60 Years of the Refugee Convention, Sydney, 14-16 June 2011 [access]
- Audio, video and some presentations are now available.

"Refugee and Displaced Women: 60 Years of Progress and Setbacks," Amsterdam Law Forum, vol. 3, no. 2 (2011) [text]

UNHCR Marks 60th Anniversary of Refugee Convention (UNHCR, July 2011) [text]

[Photo credit: UNHCR-Central Europe]

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