The RLI annual conference serves as a dedicated forum for bringing together decision-makers and practitioners, policy-makers, academics and students to share, discover and debate the latest thinking and developments in the refugee protection field.

It also reflects our success in acting as a global platform for furthering research, dissemination and legal and policy impact in the refugee law field.

We have decided to take a break from the Annual Conference in 2020, but will be back in 2021!


4th Annual Conference
Rethinking the “Regional” in Refugee Law and Policy
3-5 June 2019

This year’s special theme – ‘Rethinking the “Regional” in Refugee Law and Policy’ – reflects on how a host of ‘regional’ questions loom large for refugee protection in 2019.

For further details, visit our Fourth Annual Conference page.


In 2018 we held our 3rd Annual Conference 'Refugee Protection in a Hostile World?', which took place from 18-19 July 2018. It was followed by a Special Workshop on 'Revitalising IDP Research' on 20 July at the Senate House of the University of London.

The year before we held our 2nd Annual ConferenceMass Influx? Law, Policy and Large-Scale Movements of Refugees and Migrants’, which took place from Monday 5 June to Wednesday 7 June 2017 at the Senate House of the University of London.

Click for the full programme and a selection of the presentations from the 1st Annual Conference ‘The Future of Refugee Law?’ which was held at the RLI, Senate House, University of London, 29 June -1 July 2016.