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Refugee Law Initiative Book Launch: Seeking Asylum in the European Union

You are warmly invited to a panel discussion and a wine reception to launch a new volume, Seeking Asylum in the European Union: Selected Protection Issues Raised by the Second Phase of the Common European Asylum System (Brill 2015), published in the RLI International Refugee Law book series.

Against the backdrop of the ‘refugee crisis’ and amid questions surrounding the suitability – and indeed future – of the Common European Asylum System, this panel event provides an opportunity to assess the ‘second phase’ of the Common European Asylum System and look to the future of European cooperation on asylum.

– Keynote: Professor Hélène Lambert

– Chair: Professor Vincent Chetail 

– Discussants: Dr Céline Bauloz, Meltem Ineli-Ciger, Dr Sarah Singer and Dr Vladislava Stoyanova

– Friday 19 February 2016, 1800-2000

– Senate Room, Senate House, London, WC1E 7HU

The event is free. To guarantee your place please register at http://bit.ly/1EGRX2I.

Book Launch at the RLI: Seeking Asylum in the European Union Edited by C. Bauloz, M. Ineli-Ciger, S.Singer and V.Stoyanova: 19 February 2016, 1900-2030

Book Launch:

SEEKING ASYLUM IN THE EUROPEAN UNION
EDITED BY C. BAULOZ, M. INELI-CIGER, S. SINGER & V. STOYANOVA
19 FEBRUARY 2016, 18:00-20:30
SENATE ROOM, SENATE HOUSE, LONDON, WC1E 7HU

71967The Refugee Law Initiative is pleased to invite you to the launch of the exciting new volume Seeking Asylum in the European Union: Selected Protection Issues Raised by the Second Phase of the Common European Asylum System edited by Dr Céline Bauloz, Dr Meltem Ineli-Ciger, Dr Sarah Singer and Dr Vladislava Stoyanova (International Refugee Law Series, Brill/Nijhoff, 2015).

Including a keynote presentation from Professor Hélène Lambert (University of Westminster), the book launch will provide the opportunity to discuss the most pressing issues raised by the second phase of the Common European Asylum System in light of the current ‘refugee crisis’. Discussions will be followed by a drinks reception.

The event is free. To guarantee your place please register at http://bit.ly/1EGRX2I.

Flyer Attached (in PDF format).

Event: RLI Panel Discussion and Wine Reception – ‘Current Protection Challenges’

Next week, the Refugee Law Initiative will be hosting a panel discussion – followed by a wine reception! – to launch an exciting new volume published in the RLI International Refugee Law book series and compiled by three RLI doctoral affiliates:

– ‘Exploring the Boundaries of Refugee Law: Current Protection Challenges’

– Keynote: Professor Guy Goodwin-Gill

– Discussants: Dr Jean-Pierre Gauci, Dr Mariagiulia Giuffré and Lilian Tsourdi

– Thursday 26 November 2015, 1800-2000

– Senate Room, Senate House, London, WC1E 7HU

Protection challenges around the globe require innovative legal, policy and practical responses. Drawing primarily from a new generation of researchers in the field of refugee law, the book being launched at the event sets about ‘Exploring the Boundaries of Refugee Law’ (Brill 2015). The book is edited by Drs Gauci, Giuffré and Tsourdi, with an introduction by Professor Goodwin-Gill.

The event is free and open to the public. You can guarantee your place by registering through:

http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/book-launch-exploring-the-boundaries-of-refugee-law-tickets-18482116508.

All are welcome – we look forward to seeing you there!

Events: RLI Seminar on Asylum in Europe, 23 October 2015

RLI Seminar on Asylum in Europe, 23 October 2015

This year, our 6th annual Refugee Law seminar series at the Refugee Law Initiative addresses the challenges of refugee protection in the EU system. The series is made up exclusively of topical and original presentations from new and exciting researchers in the field, starting this week with…

– ‘FRONTEX Operations and Pre-emptive Humanitarianism: The “Rescue-Without-Protection” Paradigm’
– Dr Violeta Moreno-Lax

– Feiday 23 October 2015, 1800-1930
– Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, 17 Russell Square, London, WC1B 5DR

This timely seminar investigates the different phases in Frontex-coordinated missions at sea and their impact on access to international protection in the EU. It shows how the language of humanitarianism, illustrated by different joint operations in the past 10 years, has been co-opted and de-naturalised to respond to the instant necessities of those found in distress at sea, obviating the causes of flight and the consequences of pre-emption. It demonstrates how a ‘rescue without protection’ paradigm serves to legitimise operations ultimately aimed at preventing departures or deflecting protection seekers to points of embarkation across the Mediterranean, sparing them from the immediate dangers of irregular voyages without (real) opportunities to claim asylum in the EU. The un-sustainability of this approach will be tested against current events following the mass drowning of April 2015, the extension of Triton and the launch of EUNAVFOR Med.

Bio – Violeta Moreno-Lax is the EU Co-ordinator for the RLI. She is a Lecturer in Law at Queen Mary, University of London, where she teaches EU Law and EU Migration Law. She has previously taught at the Universities of Liverpool, Oxford, Louvain, and Nijmegen as well as at the College of Europe. She has also acted as consultant for the European Parliament and the European Commission, and has advised a number of governmental and non-governmental organisations active in the area of refugee and migrant rights. Her current research focuses on the interface between border control, migration management and international protection under EU and international law.

The event is free and open to the public. You can guarantee your place by registering through: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/refugee-law-initiative-university-of-london-3554876155.

 

Events: RLI Seminar Series 2015-16 – Asylum in Europe – Starting Friday, 23 October 2015 (IALS, 6 pm)

RLI Seminar Series 2015-16 – Asylum in Europe – Starting Friday, 23 October 2015 (IALS, 6 pm)

This is to announce the forthcoming Seminar Series on Asylum in Europe hosted by the Refugee Law Initiative of the University of London during the current academic year 2015/16.

The first session on access to international protection will take place on Friday, 23 October 2015, from 6 pm at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (London).

All details are below, attached and also available at: http://www.sas.ac.uk/rli/whats-on

Attendance is free, but registration recommended: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/refugee-law-initiative-university-of-london-3554876155

Thank you for spreading the word!

Looking forward to seeing you there,

Violeta Moreno-Lax

PROGRAMME

Access to Protection in Europe: Pre-emptive Humanitarianism and the “Rescue without Protection” Paradigm
Dr Violeta Moreno-Lax, Queen Mary University of London
23 October 2014, 6.00pm | L103/104, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies

Safety Zones in Countries of Origin: A Violation of International Law?
Dr Bríd Ní Ghráinne, University of Sheffield
06 November 2014, 6.00 pm | L103/104, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies

Running Sideways – Has Europe Overdone Distancing Itself from the Geneva Refugee Convention?
Julian Lehmann, Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi)
2 December 2015, 6.00 pm | L103/104, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies

Human Trafficking and Slavery Reconsidered
Dr Vladislava Stoyanova, Faculty of Law, Lund University, Sweden
19 January 2016, 6.00 pm | Council Chamber, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies

Terrorism and Exclusion from Refugee Status in the UK: Asylum Seekers Suspected of Serious Criminality
Dr Sarah Singer, Refugee Law Initiative, School of Advanced Study
29 February 2016, 6.00pm | Conference Room, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies

If the stars align: EU law, policy and practice on solidarity and responsibility-sharing for asylum and refugee protection
Madeline Garlick, Radboud University, The Netherlands
4 February 2016, 6.00 pm | Council Chamber, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies

EU asylum law and disabled refugees – is the UK reservation to the CRPD in the context of asylum law redundant?
Stephanie Motz, University of Lucerne
16 March 2016, 6.00pm | Council Chamber, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies

“Bottom-up” harmonization in the EU asylum policy: the case of EASO
Lilian Tsourdi, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Law and Institute for European Studies
4 May 2016, 6.00pm | L103/104, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies

RLI Seminar Series 2015-16 – Asylum in Europe – Starting Friday, 23 October 2015 (IALS, 6 pm)

RLI Seminar Series 2015-16 – Asylum in Europe – Starting Friday, 23 October 2015 (IALS, 6 pm)

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This is to announce the forthcoming Seminar Series on Asylum in Europe hosted by the Refugee Law Initiative of the University of London during the current academic year 2015/16.

The first session on access to international protection will take place on Friday, 23 October 2015, from 6 pm at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (London).

All details are below, attached and also available at: http://www.sas.ac.uk/rli/whats-on

Attendance is free, but registration recommended: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/refugee-law-initiative-university-of-london-3554876155

PROGRAMME

Access to Protection in Europe: Pre-emptive Humanitarianism and the “Rescue without Protection” Paradigm
Dr Violeta Moreno-Lax, Queen Mary University of London
23 October 2014, 6.00pm | L103/104, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
Safety Zones in Countries of Origin: A Violation of International Law?
Dr Bríd Ní Ghráinne, University of Sheffield
06 November 2014, 6.00 pm | L103/104, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
Running Sideways – Has Europe Overdone Distancing Itself from the Geneva Refugee Convention?
Julian Lehmann, Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi)
2 December 2015, 6.00 pm | L103/104, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
Human Trafficking and Slavery Reconsidered
Dr Vladislava Stoyanova, Faculty of Law, Lund University, Sweden
19 January 2016, 6.00 pm | Council Chamber, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies

 

Terrorism and Exclusion from Refugee Status in the UK: Asylum Seekers Suspected of Serious Criminality
Dr Sarah Singer, Refugee Law Initiative, School of Advanced Study
29 February 2016, 6.00pm | Conference Room, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
If the stars align: EU law, policy and practice on solidarity and responsibility-sharing for asylum and refugee protection
Madeline Garlick, Radboud University, The Netherlands
4 February 2016, 6.00 pm | Council Chamber, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
EU asylum law and disabled refugees – is the UK reservation to the CRPD in the context of asylum law redundant?
Stephanie Motz, University of Lucerne
16 March 2016, 6.00pm | Council Chamber, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
“Bottom-up” harmonization in the EU asylum policy: the case of EASO
Lilian Tsourdi, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Law and Institute for European Studies
4 May 2016, 6.00pm | L103/104, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies

Events: ‘The Protection of Conscientious Objectors and UNHCR’s Role as a Norm Entrepreneur’

‘The Protection of Conscientious Objectors and UNHCR’s Role as a Norm Entrepreneur’ – Professor Cecilia Bailliet (Oslo)

Tuesday 10th March, 1800-1930 | Council Chamber, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London, WC1B 5DR

The seminar will examine the phenomenon of soldiers seeking asylum based on their alleged conscientious objection to violation of international law in armed conflicts around the world. Professor Bailliet will explain the contemporary effort by NGOs to promote the crystallization of a new human right to conscientious objection at national and international levels. Meanwhile, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has issued new soft law guidelines on claims related to military service that have been subject to critique and merits closer analysis. Professor Bailliet with highlight some of the strengths and weaknesses of the aforementioned guidelines as well as comment on the complexity of the UNHCR’s role as a norm entrepreneur.

Bio

Cecilia M. Bailliet is Professor and Director of the Masters Program in Public International Law at the University of Oslo. She researches transnational and cross-disciplinary issues within international law linked to the vulnerability of humanity. Her work has been described as pursuing unconventional approaches to conventions. She has published widely within the cross-fields of international public law, refugee law, and human rights. Among her publications are Promoting Peace through International Law (forthcoming Oxford 2015), Non-State Actors, Soft Law and Protective Regimes (Cambridge 2012), Cosmopolitan Justice and Its Discontents (co-edited with Katja Franko Aas Routledge 2011), and Security: A Multidisciplinary Normative Approach (Brill 2009).

The event is free and open to the public. You can guarantee your place by registering through: http://www.sas.ac.uk/rli.

 

Refugee Law Initiative seminar: ‘Voting Rights of Refugees’ – Dr Ruvi Ziegler (Reading)

You are cordially invited to this Refugee Law Initiative seminar next week:

Voting Rights of Refugees’ – Dr Ruvi Ziegler (Reading)
Thursday 22nd January, 1800-1930
Conference Room, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London, WC1B 5DR

– Dr Ziegler will argue in this seminar that recognised 1951 Convention refugees should have the right to vote in the political community where they reside, assuming that the political community is a democracy and that its citizens have the right to vote. The basis of his contention is that the right to political participation in some political community is a basic right from the point of view of dignity and the protection of one’s interests; and that such refugees are effectively excluded, physically and symbolically, from the political community of their state of origin to which they are unwilling and/or unable to return. The state of asylum is, for the time being, the only community in which there is any realistic prospect of political participation on the refugees’ part. The argument also turns on the fact that the state of refuge has become the refugee’s home, namely the place where she is settled indefinitely, that is until the legal and factual circumstances change leading to cessation of her refugee status. Hence for these reasons, such refugees should be considered as a special category of non-citizen residents.

The event is free and open to the public. You can guarantee your place by registering at: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/voting-rights-of-refugees-tickets-13327702517?aff=eorg

 

Event Today: International Refugee Law Seminar on ‘When Refugee Status Ends: Repatriation or Integration?’

With apologies for any cross-posting, a quick reminder about this Refugee Law Initiative seminar taking place tomorrow in Room G22, Senate House, London, WC1E 7HU. Please note the updated title.

Thursday 4 December, 1800-1930
International Refugee Law Seminar on ‘When Refugee Status Ends: Repatriation or Integration?’

– Professor Maarten den Heijer (Amsterdam) addresses the cessation of refugee status, focusing on the construction of this concept in EU law and its implementation in EU member States.

The event is free and open to the public. You can guarantee your place by registering at: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/when-refugee-status-ends-repatriation-or-integration-tickets-13327664403?aff=eorg

Best regards,

David

Dr David James Cantor

Director of the Refugee Law Initiative
Reader in International Human Rights Law
Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Future Research Leader

School of Advanced Study – University of London

Tel: +44/0 20 7862 8827

Email: david.cantor@sas.ac.uk | http://research.sas.ac.uk/experts/staff/114/dr-david-james-cantor/

Regional Perspectives on Displacement: War, Generalised Violence and Refugee Protection

Please find below details of a (free) event this week at the RLI in London:

International Public Workshop

Regional Perspectives on Displacement: War, Generalised Violence and Refugee Protection
30 April 2014, 5.00 pm | L103, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies

Speakers:
Professor Dawn Chatty (Refugee Studies Centre, Oxford)
Professor Susan Akram (Boston, USA)
Dr David James Cantor (RLI, London)
Ahmed Arbee (IARLJ, South Africa)
Justice Isaac Lenaola (High Court of Kenya)

Chair:
Professor James Simeon (CRS, Canada)

This is the second of two International Public Seminars on ‘Armed Conflict, Generalised Violence and Asylum Law’ organised collaboratively by the Centre for Refugee Studies at York University, Canada, and the Refugee Law Initiative at University of London, UK. They take place by video-conferencing.

This session will compare and contrast refugees, armed conflict and generalized violence at the regional level. In parts of the world affected particularly by these dynamics – such as the Middle East, Latin America and Africa – different perspectives exist on how refugee protection should function within each region. This session interrogates how such ‘localized’ asylum concepts and mechanisms emerge and adapt in response to the impact of refugee flows upon neighbouring and nearby countries within regions and, in turn, influence and effect international refugee law and practice. This session aims to provide a public forum for presenting and debating these global refugee law issues.

Registration is free but participants should reserve a place here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/regional-perspectives-on-the-consequences-of-displacement-war-generalized-violence-and-refugee-tickets-8370036003

 

Second Postgraduate Workshop on Refugee Law

REFUGEE LAW INITIATIVE, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
Doctoral Affiliates Network

SECOND POSTGRADUATE WORKSHOP ON REFUGEE LAW
SENATE HOUSE, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
25 APRIL 2014

The Doctoral Affiliates Network of the Refugee Law Initiative (RLI) at the School of Advanced Study, University of London, is pleased to announce its 2nd Postgraduate Workshop on International Refugee Law, which will take place on Friday 25th April 2014 at Senate House, University of London.

The Workshop brings together doctoral students, early career academics and practitioners from around the world to discuss some of the most debated issues in international refugee law today. The Workshop is structured around five thematic panels each chaired by a renowned scholar in the field, and is followed by a keynote address from Professor Helene Lambert.

To attend the Workshop please register here: http://ow.ly/uN3eH .

The deadline for registration is 16th April 2014. However spaces will be allocated on a first come first served basis. The registration fee of £20 includes lunch and refreshments throughout the day and an evening reception. Participants will also have the opportunity to attend an evening meal at which the themes and issues raised throughout the day can be discussed in a more informal setting.

Please see below for the Workshop Programme.

For further information on the Postgraduate Workshop please contact Dr Sarah Singer at sarah.singer@sas.ac.uk.

WORKSHOP PROGRAMME

9:00–9:30 – Registration, Tea / Coffee

9:30–9:45 – Formal Welcome: Professor Hélène Lambert (University of Westminster)

9:45–11:30Panel A: Asylum Decision Making Process and Procedures [Court room]

Chaired by Professor Gregor Noll (Lund University)

*        Credibility Assessment in the Swedish Migration Courts in the Light of the Principle of Non-Refoulement, Annkatrin Meyerson (Gothenburg University)

*        Realizing the Right to a Fair Hearing for Migrants and Asylum Seekers, Emma Borland (Cardiff University)

*        Advocacy and Judging in Asylum Appeals, Jessica Hambly (University of Bristol )

*        Identification and Referral of Trafficked Persons to the Asylum Procedure and Vice Versa,  Vladislava Stoyanova (Lund University)

11:30–13:15 – Panel B: Common European Asylum System (Part I) [Court room]

Chaired by Professor Elspeth Guild (Queen Mary, University of London)

*        ‘We Need to Talk about Dublin’: Revisiting Responsibility for Processing Asylum Claims in the European Union, Minos Mouzourakis (Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford)

*        The Recast EURODAC Regulation: Are Asylum-Seekers Treated as Suspected Criminals?,  Niovi Vavoula (School of Law, Queen Mary, University of London)

*        The Recast Reception Conditions Directive: Establishing a Dignified Standard of Living for Asylum-Seekers in the EU? , Evangelia (Lilian) Tsourdi (Université libre de Bruxelles & Université catholique de Louvain)

13:15–14:15 – Lunch

14:15–16:00 – Parallel Panels C and D

Panel C: The Common European Asylum System (Part II)  [Court room]

Chaired by Dr Violeta Moreno-Lax (Queen Mary, University of London)

*        The CJEU and the Common European Asylum System: System(ic) Interaction of Fragmentation?, Emanuela Parisciani (Scuola Superiore Sant’ Anna, Pisa & University of Dundee)

*        Internal Protection Alternative in the EU Qualification Directive, Jessica Schultz (University of Bergen)

*         ‘Protection Analysis’ in Status Determination – Can Courts in the European Union Get it Right?, Julian Lehmann (Global Public Policy Institute & Dresden University of Technology)

*        Has Temporary Protection Directive Become Obsolete? An Examination of the Temporary Protection Directive and its Lack of Implementation in View of the Recent Asylum Crisis in Mediterranean, Meltem Ineli Ciger (University of Bristol)

Panel D: Regional Responses to Refugee Protection [Room 102]

Chaired by Dr David J Cantor (Refugee Law Initiative, School of Advanced Study, University of London)

*        The Role of the South East Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), Lamneivah Sitlhou, Jawaharlal Nehru University)

*        Refugee Definition in the 2012 Regulation on the Right of Refuge in Ecuador: Why Strip away Cartagena?, Anne-Cecile Leyvraz (Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva)

*        When the Solution is also a Challenge: Reviewing the Resettlement Refugee Model in South America through the Cases of Chile and Brazil, Marcia A. Vera Espinoza (University of Sheffield)

*        The Solidarity Programmes and the Mexico Plan of Action (MPA): Refugee Protection and Responsibility Sharing in Latin America, Stefania Eugenia Barichello (School of Advanced Study, University of London)

16:00–16:15: Afternoon tea

16:15–18:00 – Panel E: International Refugee Law and its Interaction with Other Branches of International Law [Court room]

Chaired by Professor Vincent Chetail (Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva)

*        Human Rights Entitlements in Refugee Status Determination – Reducing the Scope of Refugee Protection, Janna Webels (University of Technololgy, Sidney & Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)

*        The Persecution of Disabled Persons and the Human Rights Duty of Reasonable Accommodation, Stephanie Motz (University of Lucerne)

*        Protection from Climate Change-related Harm: What Direction for Litigation after New Zealand’s Teitiota Judgment?, Matthew Scott (Faculty of Law, Lund University)

*        Complementary Protection for Violations of Socioeconomic Rights: A Comparative Study of the European Court of Human Rights and the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights, Bríd Ní Ghráinne (University of Oxford)

18:00-19:00 – Plenary and Reception

Keynote Address from Professor Helene Lambert (University of Westminster).

Download further details as a PDF File:  Second Postgraduate Workshop on International Refugee Law Programme and Registration Details

 

Courses: Refugee Law Initiative: ‘International Protection of Refugees and Other Displaced Persons’; ‘European Law and Asylum Policy’

Refugee Law Initiative: ‘International Protection of Refugees and Other Displaced Persons’; ‘European Law and Asylum Policy’

*APPLY NOW FOR OUR SHORT COURSES*

Applications are now open for the Refugee Law Initiative’s Short Courses on “The International Protection of Refugees and Other Displaced Persons” and “European Law and Asylum Policy”.

The Short Courses are designed to provide a strong grounding in the protection of refugees and other displaced persons under international and European law among lawyers, policy-makers, NGO workers, international agency staff, postgraduate students, and others working with refugees or interested in refugee issues. Both courses will be delivered to participants by leading academic experts and practitioners in refugee law and are organised as an intensive four day back-to-back programme.

There are limited places available on the course and they will be offered on a first-come basis, but will not be guaranteed until payment in full has been received. The total cost for this course is £550 (early bird registrations £450, valid until March 10, 2014). Participants enrolling on both Short Courses will be eligible to a special course fee of £1000 (early bird registrations £850, valid until March 10, 2014).

Full particulars of the Short Courses including Programme Outlines, Terms and Conditions and Application Forms are available here: http://rli.sas.ac.uk/events-courses-and-training/short-courses/.

Please contact the RLI’s Academic Support Officer, Ms Mehrunnisa Yusuf on mehrunnisa.yusuf@sas.ac.uk should you have any further questions.

Events: Crisis in Syria: Conflict & Refugees (short films and panel discussion)

The Refugee Council, in collaboration with the Refugee Law Initiative at the School of Advanced Study, is hosting a film screening and panel discussion entitled ‘Crisis in Syria: Conflict & Refugees’. Four short documentary films on the Syrian crisis will be shown, followed by an expert panel discussion.

The panel discussion will include: Roland Schilling (UK representative, UNHCR), Olly Lambert (Filmmaker), Maurice Wren (CEO, Refugee Council and panel Chair), Sonia Koury (Syrian refugee doctor) and further speakers (TBC).

Date and time: Friday 22nd November, 6.30 – 9.00pm (refreshments will be served).

Location: Chancellor’s Hall, Senate House, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU.

To book your free tickets please RSVP to rebecca.lancaster@refugeecouncil.org.uk.

www.refugeecouncil.org.uk/syria

 

Calls for Papers: The Refugee Law Initiative Working Paper Series

Source: Forced Migration Discussion List.

The Refugee Law Initiative Working Paper Series Call for Papers – April 2013

The Refugee Law Initiative (RLI) invites submissions to its Working Paper Series. The series provides for the rapid dissemination of preliminary research results and other work in progress, reflecting cross and inter-disciplinary interests within refugee law and policy, broadly defined. Recent papers have considered integration, detention and smuggling of asylum-seekers, gender-related asylum claims and long-term encampment.

RLI Working Papers are prominently displayed on the RLI website <http://rli.sas.ac.uk/research-and-publications/refugee-law-initiative-working-papers-series/> as a resource for scholars and practitioners worldwide. Papers published in the series may subsequently be published in journals or books provided that an acknowledgement is given to the RLI Working Paper Series.

Papers must be based on original research, conform to the usual standard of academic publishing, be fully referenced and presented in the standard technical format employed by the series. Papers will be evaluated based on their contemporary relevance, contribution to the field, structure and analytical rigour. Please refer to the submission guide available at <http://rlihub.sas.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/RLI-WPS-Submission-Guide.pdf>.

Submissions are considered on a rolling basis.

For further information, and to submit a paper please contact the Editor-in-Chief, Mr Ruvi Ziegler, at ruvi.ziegler@law.ox.ac.uk or r.ziegler@reading.ac.uk

Events: Treating Like Cases Alike in Refugee Law Adjudication, 25 April, London and Toronto

Source: Forced Migration Discussion List.

The Refugee Law Initiative of the University of London jointly with the Centre for Refugee Studies of York University are organising, in cooperation with the University of Liverpool and Temple University, a Public Seminar on Asylum Policy in the EU and North America:

Treating Like Cases Alike in Refugee Law Adjudication: The Troubling Lack of Consistency in Refugee Status Adjudication within and across State Parties to International Refugee Rights Instruments

The seminar will be held on 25 April simultaneously in London and Toronto. UK participants are invited to join us at 3:00 pm in Stewart House, London WC1B 5DN.

Full details of the programme are available on the event site; participation is free, but due to space limitations registration is necessary: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/event/6026010961#

Please, feel free to distribute the information to any interested colleagues, students and organisations.

For further information, do not hesitate to contact the Refugee Law Initiative directly: RLI@london.ac.uk

With best wishes,

Violeta Moreno-Lax

Lecturer in Law ¦ European Partnerships Officer School of Law ¦ University of Liverpool L69 7WW
+44 (0)151 794 30 91 ¦ v.moreno-lax@liverpool.ac.uk

http://www.liv.ac.uk/law/staff/violeta-moreno-lax/