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London, conference 13 and 14 Nov 2013

This expert conference breaks new ground in exploring how human rights law (HRL) is shaping the protection of refugees worldwide. A high-level event, it brings together exciting new contributions from more than twenty-five leading international specialists in the refugee protection and HRL - including experts from UNHCR - to take stock of transnational developments in law and practice over the past twenty years, and to cultivate new approaches to the topic. Please see the pdfattached programme for further details.

The five thematic panels of the conference move beyond abstract approaches to HRL and refugee law to assessing legal interaction between the two fields in practice. The first day offers wide-ranging comparative perspectives on how HRL is impacting on refugee law in national settings across the world. The second half-day explores the novel ways in which the borders of refugee protection are being shaped by cross-cutting special themes in HRL and the future challenges that this poses. Substantial opportunities are provided for participants to join in debating and forging new approaches to the themes canvassed by this unique gathering.

To secure your participation at the conference, please register here.  The non-residential registration fees are: for ‘early bird’ bookings made before 1 September 2013 - £85.00 (standard) and £45.00 (student rate); for late bookings after 1 September 2013 - £110.00 (standard) and £60.00 (student rate). A limited number of places are available and will be allocated in order of registration. Please book early to avoid disappointment.

CPD points are available for participating barristers.

The conference is convened by the Refugee Law Initiative, University of London, in partnership with the Centre for Refugee Studies (York, Canada), Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program (Harvard, USA), Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (London, UK), International Refugee Law Research Programme (Melbourne, Australia), International Association of Refugee Law Judges, Refugee Studies Centre (Oxford, UK) and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

Additional enquiries regarding registration can be directed to Chloe Pieters to Chloe Pieters

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