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The Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford is delighted to announce the forthcoming Annual Harrell-Bond lecture.
Professor Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar
Co-Director, Stanford Center for International Security and Cooperation Stanford Law School
Wednesday, 07 November 2012, 5pm
Oxford University Museum of Natural History, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PW
“The architecture of refugee protection”
See also: the recent published press release entitled, `Former US presidential special assistant to give lecture on refugees and human rights‘ at http://bit.ly/SzJ0xa
Tens of millions of people in nearly every inhabited corner of the planet face the challenge of life as refugees or internally-displaced people. Countries and organisations throughout the world often recognise that such displaced people (and particularly refugees) have legal rights and merit considerable attention. Nonetheless, the complex structures shaping the laws, organisations, and ideas in this domain – what could be called the ‘architecture’ of refugee protection – often fails to live up to its promise.
In this talk, Professor Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar will disaggregate three dimensions of the ‘architecture’ of refugee protection. Specifically, the talk will focus on some of the architectural features of the humanitarian relief system, on the allocation of power and territory across nation-states, and on the physical architecture of refugee camps. Each of these domains reveals some of the key architectural features driving our response to refugees and internally displaced persons. By understanding the interacting effects of these different architectures, we can better appreciate how a mix of laws, organisations, and ideas help create the combination of neglect and opportunities for action that will shape the lives of displaced persons and the international system that defines our world.
The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception
Please register for this event online at: http://www.rsc.ox.ac.uk/harrell-bond-registration