02 October 2011

Refugee Law Initiative

The Refugee Law Initiative is a new academic centre based at the Human Rights Consortium of the University of London's School of Advanced Study. It hosts events, undertakes research and "works to integrate the shared interests of refugee law scholars and practitioners."

Here are some of the activities the RLI currently has lined up:

Seminar Series on International Refugee Law, London, 11 October 2011 - 5 June 2012 [info]
- The first seminar will be given by Guy Goodwin-Gill on the subject of "Article 1F(c) of the 1951 Convention: Denying refugee status because of acts contrary to the purposes and principles of the United Nations." Seminars will generally be held monthly through June 2012. Future presentations will focus on such topics as armed conflict and refugee law, asylum in EU law, supervising refugee law, LGBTI refugee law, and exclusion, among others.

New Challenges in Refugee Integration, London, 26 October 2011 - 15 March 2012 [info]
- This seminar series is being held to mark the 60th anniversary of the Refugee Council. The first presentation will be given by Loren B Landau on the subject of "Authority and Inclusion: Reconsidering the Meaning of Integration in a Fragmented Age."

Short Course: International Protection of Refugees and Displaced Persons, London, February-March 2012 [info]
- An 8-week evening course designed to establish "a strong grounding in the protection of refugees and other displaced persons under international law."

Visiting Fellowships in Human Rights [info]
- The next deadline for applications is 30 March 2012.

The RLI also has plans to launch a working paper series.

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