Current Thinking in Refugee Law: Persecution and Convention Reason

Current Thinking in Refugee Law: Persecution and Convention Reason
Date
4 December 2018, 6.00pm - 8.00pm
Type
Seminar
Venue
The Court Room, First Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
Description

Recent discussions surrounding refugee law have largely concentrated on procedural developments. But the substantive law has not stood still. The boundaries of refugee status remain one of the most important aspects of the protection afforded to forced migrants by international and domestic law.

In this lecture series - Current Thinking in Refugee Law - two of the foremost thinkers in refugee law, Mark Symes (Garden Court Chambers) and Hugo Storey (Judge of Upper Tribunal Immigration and Asylum Chamber), present a series of four discussions addressing the key constituents of refugee status.


Persecution and Convention Reason

Topics covered include:

  • Meaning of persecution 
  • When do particular forms of treatment amount to persecution: punishment for military service evasion and state-authored discrimination 
  • The Convention reasons 
  • Assessing religious persecution claims


Contact

Refugee Law Initiative
rli@sas.ac.uk
020 7862 8668