Easing Pressure: Uganda and the Global Compact on Refugees

Easing Pressure: Uganda and the Global Compact on Refugees
10 February 2020, 6.00pm - 8.00pm
Bloomsbury Room, G35, Ground Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

The International Refugee Law Seminar Series, sponsored by the Refugee Law Initiative at the School of Advanced Study, University of London, provides a public space for discussion, promotion and dissemination of research between academics, practitioners, students and others with an interest in the refugee and forced migration field.

10th International Refugee Law Seminar Series

The 10th International Refugee Law Seminar Series is held jointly with UNHCR to present discussion and analysis of key issues in refugee law and policy.

This series will explore the future of refugee protection in a  global community. It will frame those discussions within the current 'blueprint' of the Global Compact on Refugees (GCR). Bringing together a range of speakers from academic, policy and lived experience, the series will present varied perspectives on the development of refugee protection and promote the visibility of, and engagement with, the GCR within UK academic and public audiences.

Easing Pressure: Uganda and the Global Compact on Refugees


The Global Compact on Refugees has four main objectives, the first of which is to 'Ease Pressure on Host Countries'. This reflects an acknowledgement of the resources and efforts of host countries in responding to refugee situations, and the fact that the majority of refugees are hosted in countries within the Global South with limited capacity to do so. As such the GCR 'seeks to achieve more equitable and predictable burden- and responsibility-sharing with host countries and communities'. In this presentation the Ugandan High Commissioner to the UK will speak about the context of Uganda, as one of the world's largest host countries of refugees, and of the impact that changes promoted through the GCR might have in this space.


Julius Peter Moto, The High Commissioner of the Republic of Uganda to the United Kingdom and Ireland

Photograph © UNHCR/Sebastian Rich


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