Invitation to Contribute: 1969 African Refugee Convention - Implementation Survey

Wednesday 11 July 2018
  The year 2019 is an important landmark in the African landscape of refugee protection and solutions: the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Convention Governing the Specific Aspects of Refugee Problems in Africa. A series of commemorative events will take place in 2019 under the auspices of the African Union, States Parties, and UNHCR. 

RLI Working Paper Series: Mini-volume on Environmental Displacement

Monday 2 July 2018
We are pleased to today release a new mini-volume of our RLI Working Paper Series  entitled 'Environmental Displacement in 2018 - Current Protection Challenges'. The mini-volume,  Environmental Displacement in 2018 - Current Protection Challenges  (containing Working Papers 23-26), arises from submissions following a workshop at the University of Sheffield's School of Law on 'Environmental Displacement in 2017'. CONTENTS:

Special IDP Workshop: Draft Programme released

Tuesday 10 April 2018
Draft programme released Special Workshop: 'Revitalising IDP Research' 20 Years of the UN Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement Refugee Law Initiative, University of London 20 July 2018 _________________________________________________________________________________________ We are pleased to release the  draft programme  for our Special IDP Workshop: 'Revitalising IDP Research' to be held on 20 July 2018 at Senate House, London.

RLI/CSC offering 5 full MA Scholarships

Friday 23 March 2018
RLI is pleased to be partnering with Commonwealth Scholarships to offer five full scholarships for the October 2018 intake to our MA in Refugee Protection and Forced Migration Studies. Details below.  

Third Annual Conference - Draft Programme released

Wednesday 21 March 2018
Draft programme released ‘Refugee Protection in a Hostile World?’ Third Annual Conference, Refugee Law Initiative, University of London 18 - 19 July 2018 _________________________________________________________________________________________

Employment opportunity with RLI: Research Project Support Officer (RECAP)

Thursday 25 January 2018
The Refugee Law Initiative (RLI) is currently recruiting for a Research Project Support Officer  to support our work on RECAP (Research capacity building and knowledge generation to support preparedness and response to humanitarian crises and epidemics project).

RLI 'Terrorism and Asylum' Workshop: Report Published

Tuesday 23 January 2018
Workshop: ‘Terrorism and Asylum’ Refugee Law Initiative, University of London Friday 8 December 2017 Fears that refugee flows may facilitate the entry of terrorist elements are amply demonstrated by State responses to the refugee crises in Syria and Iraq. Such concerns about the prevalence of terrorism in today’s world have direct consequences for the legal protection of refugees and asylum-seekers. 

Employment opportunity with RLI: Student and Academic Support Assistant

Monday 15 January 2018
The Refugee Law Initiative is recruiting for a Student and Academic Support Assistant to provide support for our  MA in Refugee Protection and Forced Migration Studies (by distance learning), proactively engaging with students to ensure ongoing support throughout the programme, undertaking administration related to examinations, managing the smooth administration of scholarships and bursaries, and maintaining relevant student-facing webpages and the Virtual Learning Environment.  This is a fixed term appointment for one year to cover a period of maternity.

Refugee Law Initiative project wins Times Higher Education Award

Friday 1 December 2017
‘Pushing the boundaries’, an ambitious research initiative led by Dr David James Cantor at the Refugee Law Initiative (RLI), part of the University of London’s School of Advanced Study, has won the Research Project of the Year: Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences award in the Times Higher Education Awards 2017. The winners were announced at a gala ceremony in London on 30 November.

Employment opportunities with RLI: two scoping roles

Wednesday 29 November 2017
  The Refugee Law Initiative (RLI) is currently recruiting for two consultancy positions, a Refugee Law Clinic Project Officer and Global Refugee Education Project Coordinator , to conduct scoping exercises on RLI and University of London initiatives. The application deadline for both roles is Sunday 7 January 2018 . __________________________________________________________________________________________________________​