The International Journal of Refugee Law is pleased to announce a Call for Papers for a special issue on refugee and IDP protection in Africa, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the OAU Convention and the 10th anniversary of the Kampala Convention in 2019.
CALL FOR PAPERS ON REFUGEE AND IDP PROTECTION IN AFRICA
Special issue to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the OAU Convention and the 10th anniversary of the Kampala Convention in 2019
The International Journal of Refugee Law is the leading peer-reviewed journal on all aspects of international law relating to forced migration. It is an essential tool for academics, policymakers, and practitioners concerned with the protection of refugees and other forced migrants. It publishes high-quality articles on issues at the forefront of the law on forced migration, rigorous analysis of refugee law jurisprudence and State practice, as well as scholarship on the history and evolution of refugee law.
2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the adoption of the 1969 OAU Convention Governing the Specific Aspects of the Refugee Problems in Africa (OAU Convention) and the 10th anniversary of the adoption of the 2009 African Union Convention for the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons in Africa (Kampala Convention). The development of specialized regional protection frameworks in Africa for refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) has resulted in innovative approaches to protection which are of global interest and importance.
The International Journal of Refugee Law invites articles of up to 12,000 words to mark this occasion. Articles should focus on the legal aspects of protection for refugees and IDPs in Africa, rather than humanitarian or policy-oriented issues. While all such contributions are welcome, possible areas for consideration include:
- Analysis of the impact/implementation of the OAU Convention in domestic legislation and practice through case studies of particular States
- The role of the courts (regional, sub-regional and/or national) in protection in Africa
- Comparative analysis of the OAU Convention and other regional refugee protection frameworks
- The impact of the Kampala Convention in furthering the rights of IDPs
- The nature of refugee status determination in Africa (for example, individual/prima facie, State/UNHCR)
- The OAU Convention and the Kampala Convention as ‘exemplars’ for other regions
- The impact of the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants, the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework and the Global Compacts on Refugees and Migration in the African context
The deadline for contributions is 30 September 2018. Articles should be submitted via the Submission Site https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ijrl and authors must follow the Instruction to Authors https://academic.oup.com/ijrl/pages/General_Instructions when preparing their manuscripts. All articles will go through the standard peer review process.
Full details online: https://academic.oup.com/ijrl/pages/call_for_papers .
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