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, 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.

View the full series schedule here and register for tickets through this link.



Podcasts will be available from each of the sessions on our podcast page. Click the links below to view the slides presented.

  • Well Founded Fear
  • Persecution and Convention Reason
  • State Protection and Internal Relocation
  • How do the Elements of the Refugee Definition Fit Together?