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.


3rd Annual Conference
‘Refugee Protection in a Hostile World?’
18 - 19 July 2018

This year’s special theme – ‘Refugee Protection in a Hostile World?’ - reflects on an apparent strengthening of long-standing currents of anti-refugee feeling and other forms of instability in the world. This trend raises urgent questions about its present and future impact on refugee protection globally, as well as the interaction between global politics and refugee law. 

The following day (Friday 20 July), a special international IDP Workshop ‘Revitalising the IDP Field’: 20 Years of the UN Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement to be hosted at Senate House. 

Early-bird registration is now open for both events!


We have recently 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.