Current Thinking in Refugee Law: How do the Elements of the Refugee Definition Fit Together?

Current Thinking in Refugee Law: How do the Elements of the Refugee Definition Fit Together?
Date
6 February 2019, 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.


How do the Elements of the Refugee Definition Fit Together?

Topics covered include:

  • The other elements: nationality; outside the country 
  • Different approaches to the different ‘limbs’ of the definition 
  • To what extent can Article 1A(2) be given more definitional detail? 
  • Must the approach be a human rights one?


Contact

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