Call for Papers - Special IDP Workshop

Friday 6 October 2017
CALL FOR PAPERS/REGISTRATION: Special Workshop: ‘Revitalising the IDP Field’ 20 Years of the UN Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement Refugee Law Initiative, University of London 20 July 2018 Join us for a dedicated one-day workshop to celebrate 20 years of the UN Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement on Friday 20 July 2018 at the Senate House, University of London.

Call for Papers - 3rd Annual Conference

Friday 6 October 2017
CALL FOR PAPERS/REGISTRATION: ‘Refugee Protection in a Hostile World?’ 3 rd  Annual Conference, Refugee Law Initiative, University of London 18 - 19 July 2018 The 3 rd Annual Conference of the Refugee Law Initiative (RLI) will be held on Wednesday 18 July and Thursday 19 July 2018 at the Senate House of the University of London.

School of Advanced Study shortlisted for Times Higher Education Award

Thursday 7 September 2017
‘Pushing the boundaries’, an ambitious research project led by Dr David James Cantor from the Refugee Law Initiative (RLI), part of the University of London’s School of Advanced Study, has been shortlisted for the  Times Higher Education Awards 2017 . The winners are due to be announced at a gala ceremony on 30 November.

Refugee Law Initiative researching on the frontline

Wednesday 2 August 2017
In the thick of natural disasters or war, aid groups work through the chaos to bring basic services, and dignity, to the victims. Under such pressure it’s hard to see the bigger picture, to collect data and assess whether and how aid could be better delivered. Now researchers from the Refugee Law Initiative (RLI) at the School of Advanced Study, University of London, are helping to tackle this problem.

Launch of RLI blog

Wednesday 5 April 2017
The Refugee Law Initiative is pleased to launch our new blog on 'Refugee Law and Forced Migration' with a short series of blogs by prominent presenters in our upcoming  2nd Annual Conference . Ongoing, the RLI blog is designed to be a platform to publish content from our networks and students in a more conversational and informal setting than that of our other publications. We hope that the posts will be engaging and insightful, and welcome comments on the pieces. View the blog here:

Programme Announced - RLI 2nd Annual Conference

Friday 24 March 2017
We are pleased to release the draft programme for our upcoming 2nd Annual Conference to be held 5-7 June, 2017. Click here to view the programme and visit for further details including registration. The Refugee Law Initiative Annual Conference offers a dedicated annual forum to share and debate latest research and cutting-edge developments in refugee law and protection.

7th International Refugee Law Seminar Series launched

Tuesday 25 October 2016
The RLI was pleased to launch its 7th International Refugee Law Seminar Series on the theme of: ‘Protection in the context of large-scale movements of refugees and migrants’ on 24th October 2016. Jean-Francois Durieux, Senior Research Associate of the RLI, launched this years seminar series with his talk: ‘One Protocol yet to be drafted’? What treaty law can and cannot do to advance refugee protection.