The RLI invites submissions to its Working Papers Series. The series provides for the rapid dissemination of preliminary research results and other work in progress. This includes postgraduate theses, where of high enough quality.

The RLI Working Paper Series publishes research reflects cross and inter-disciplinary interests within refugee law and policy, broadly defined. 

The IDRP Working Paper Series, at the Internal Displacement Research Programme, publishes research on internal displacement from pertinent disciplinary perspectives.

Working Papers are prominently displayed on our website as a resource for scholars and practitioners worldwide. Papers published in the series may subsequently be published in journals or books provided that an acknowledgement is given to our Working Papers Series.

Papers must be based on original research, conform to the usual standard of academic publishing, be fully referenced and presented in the standard technical format employed by the series. Papers will be evaluated based on their contemporary relevance, contribution to the field, structure and analytical rigour. Please refer to the submission guide available below. Submissions are received on a rolling basis.

If you would like to know the criteria for publication, please click here.

For further information, and to submit a paper to the RLI Working Paper Series, please contact the Editor-in-Chief, Dr Ruvi Ziegler, at

For further information, and to submit a paper to the IDRP Working Paper Series, please contact the IDRP programme lead, Professor David Cantor, at