The RLI Working Paper Series publishes research that reflects cross and inter-disciplinary interests within refugee law and policy, broadly defined. For the IDRP Working Paper Series, on internal displacement, please click here.

Working Paper Series by year


No. 66, October 2022
The ‘(In)security Decree’: Undermining Practices of Reception in the Italian Hosting Mechanism
Federica Franzè, MA (School of Advanced Study, University of London)

No. 65, September 2022
Building Career Pathways for Resettled Refugees in the United States
Katherine Neginskiy, MA (School of Advanced Study, University of London)

No. 64, September 2022
The EU Screening Regulation Proposal and the Right to Asylum - Cementing Fortress Europe?
Susanne Dräger, MA (School of Advanced Study, University of London)

No. 63, August 2022
Dignity in Repatriation: What does it mean for UNHCR?
Rose Bewick, MA (School of Advanced Study, University of London)

No. 62, July 2022
Showing its Age: The 1951 Convention and the Right to Work - the Example of Ethiopia
Diana Alberghini, MA (School of Advanced Study, University of London)

No. 61, February 2022
Survival Migration: A Study of Central American Transwomen’s Decision to Flee
Cristina de Nicolás Izquierdo, MA (School of Advanced Study, University of London)

No. 60, January 2022
Menstrual Hygiene Management in the Refugee Context: Learning from Piloted Interventions in East Africa
Emma Wynne, MA (School of Advanced Study, University of London)


No. 59, June 2021
International Evacuations of Refugees and Impact on Protection Spaces: Case Study of UNHCR Evacuation Programme in Libya
Pietro Scarpa, MA (School of Advanced Study, University of London)

No. 58, June 2021
Countering the Politics of Fear - Reframing Threat Narratives about Refugees in Hungary
Judit Eszter Demjén, MA (School of Advanced Study, University of London)

No. 57, June 2021
From Integration to Belonging? Exploring the Trajectory of Integration for Short-term Settled Refugee Women in Berlin
Frankie McDermott Reid, MA (School of Advanced Study, University of London)

No. 56, March 2021
NGO strategies for sex and gender-based violence protection and accountability in long-term displacement settings: Reviewing women’s participation in humanitarian programmes in Dadaab refugee complex
Bo Bottomley, Independent Researcher

No. 55, March 2021
Women Who Dare: Exploring experiences of participation among Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh
María Celeste Sanchez Bean, MA (School of Advanced Study, University of London)

No. 54, March 2021
The response of the European Union to human mobility in the context of climate change
Chiara Liguori, MA (School of Advanced Study, University of London)

No. 53, February 2021
Locating the value of the participatory approach to ‘humanitarian accountability’ in displacement contexts
Bethan Mathias, Refugee Law Initiative (School of Advanced Study, University of London)


No. 52, December 2020
The breathing space or impact of temporary protection on integration from the perspective of refugees
Yevgeniya Averhed, MA (School of Advanced Study, University of London)

No. 51, November 2020
Caring for unaccompanied minors in transit in Serbia
Carole Serviere, MA (School of Advanced Study, University of London)

No. 50, October 2020
LGBTI Refugee Protection in a Culture of Disbelief: The impact of integration
Katrina Struthers, MA (School of Advanced Study, University of London)

No. 49, October 2020
Obstacles and Catalysts of Integrating Young North Korean Defectors in South Korea
Thomas Lyman, MA (School of Advanced Study, University of London)

No. 48, September 2020
In-between Lives: Attending to age-position in adolescent refugees’ experiences of forced migration in the Horn of Africa
Caitlin Phillips, MA (School of Advanced Study, University of London)

No. 47, September 2020
(Un)holy alliances: The UK’s hostile environment in faith-based spaces, and its implications for refugee protection
Mary Atkinson, MA (School of Advanced Study, University of London)

No. 46, July 2020
Healing Under Oath: Biopsychosocial Dimensions of the US Asylum System
Daisy Hunter-Haydon (independent researcher)

No. 45, May 2020
War and Resettlement: Polish Resettlement Camps in the UK after the Second World War. The experience of creating a settlement policy for Polish political refugees
Agata Blaszczyk, Polish University Abroad in London-PUNO

No. 44, February 2020
Financial inclusion for refugees in India – a study on the practical access to banks and financial systems
Roshni Shanker, Executive Director, (Migration & Asylum Project ‘M.A.P’)

No. 43, February 2020
European refugee law and the situation of refugees in East Africa
Christoph Tometten, Lawyer (Kanzlei Möckernkiez)

No. 42, February 2020
Access to formal employment and mobility: Colombian and Venezuelan forced migrants in Ecuador
María Gabriela Malo, MA (School of Advanced Study, University of London)

No. 41, January 2020
Humanitarian accountability: a conceptual analysis
Joakim Daun, Field/Legal Researcher (Refugee Law Initiative)

No. 40, January 2020
Improving empathy: is virtual reality an effective approach to educating about refugees?
Diana Alberghini, MA (School of Advanced Study, University of London)


No. 30, November 2018
Accountability of the European Border and Coast Guard Agency: Recent developments, legal standards and existing mechanisms
Mariana Gkliati (Leiden University and Herbert Rosenfeldt (University of Passau)

No. 29, November 2018
Migrant rights in an age of international insecurity: Exploring the narratives of protection and security in European migration and refugee law
Jamie Brown (Council of Europe) and Saagarika Dadu (Independent researcher)

No. 28, August 2018
Challenges in transitioning recognised refugees away from humanitarian assistance in Greece
Ben Mascall, MA (School of Advanced Study, University of London)

No. 27, August 2018
Is there a safe haven? Experiences of female Ezidi refugees in Fidanlık refugee camp
Faika Deniz Pasha, MA (School of Advanced Study, University of London)

No. 23-26, July 2018
Mini-Volume: Environmental Displacement in 2018 - Current Protection Challenges


No.14, July 2015
The true human rights situation in Eritrea: the new UK Home Office Guidance as a political instrument for the prevention of migration
Sara Palacios Arapiles, LLM (Institute for European Studies, Vrije Universiteit Brussels).

No.13, May 2015
Access to citizenship in transitional Myanmar: Seeking Rohingya rights the wrong way?
Laura Parker, BA (Cantab), MA (London).


No. 12, April 2014
The Eye of the Beholder: Asylum Adjudication by Diplomatic Authorities in Latin America.
Nicolás Rodríguez Serna.

No. 11, March 2014
Protection of Refugees in India: Quest for National Refugee Law
Shuvro Prosen Sarker, PhD Candidate, The WB National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata, India


No.10, October 2013
The ‘Left-to-Die Boat’ incident of March 2011: Questions of International Responsibility arising from the Failure to Save Refugees at Sea
Efthymios Papastavridis, Part-time Lecturer, Democritus University of Thrace

No.9, October 2013
Country Guidance in Asylum cases: Approaches in the UK and Sweden
Rebecca Stern, Senior Lecturer in International Law, Faculty of Law, Uppsala University

No.8, August 2013
Undocumented Migrants in Resistance against Detention: Comparative Observations on Germany and France
Christoph Tometten, Preparatory Judicial Trainee at the Higher Regional Court of Berlin

No.7, August 2013
Narrating Atrocity: Obstacles to Proving Credibility in Asylum Claims
Carol Bohmer (Dartmouth College) and Amy Shuman (Ohio State University)


No. 6, July 2012
Judicial Checklist of Country of Origin Information and Due Process in the Light of EU (Fundamental) Law
Boštjan Zalar, High Court Judge of the Republic of Slovenia

No. 5, June 2012
Smuggling of Asylum-seekers and Criminal Justice
Vladislava Stoyanova, Lund University Sweden 

No. 4, May 2012
Rights Displaced: The Effects of Long-term Encampment on the Human Rights of Refugees
Svetlana Sytnik, London School of Economics and Political Science

No. 3, January 2012
The Interpretation of the Convention Ground of `Membership of a Particular Social Group´ in the Context of Gender-related Claims for Asylum. A critical analysis of the Tribunal’s approach in the UK
Christel Querton, the Women’s Project at Asylum Aid


No. 2, December 2011
State of Exception: An Agambenian perspective on the detention of North Koreans in South Korea
Darren Southcott, School of Advanced Study, University of London

No. 1, November 2011
Authority and inclusion: Reconsidering Integration in a Fragmented Age
Professor Loren B Landau, University of Witwatersrand (South Africa).