Statelessness and International Law
RSC Short Course
27-28 October 2012
The issue of statelessness is rising steadily on the agenda of the United Nations, regional institutions, governments and civil society. There is also an increasing body of theoretical and empirical research looking at citizenship and lack thereof from various perspectives. It is within this context that the Refugee Studies Centre offers its third short course on statelessness and international law.
This two day, non-residential course will be presented by some of the leading experts on this issue. It will be participative and interactive, involving practical examples and case studies. The course will cover various thematic areas, including an overview of the problem of statelessness in today’s world; the politics and ethics of statelessness; the international legal framework governing statelessness; and UNHCR’s statelessness work. Case studies will be drawn from current statelessness situations in Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Southeast Asia.
Co-conveners and Tutors
Jean-François Durieux, Lecturer in International Refugee and Human Rights Law, Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford
Marina Sharpe, DPhil candidate, Faculty of Law, University of Oxford. Marina is a lawyer qualified in New York and England & Wales. She spent several years working and consulting for refugee rights organizations in Uganda and the UK before commencing her doctorate, which focuses on standards of treatment for refugees in Africa. She regularly contributes to Refugee Studies Centre initiatives and was the lead tutor on the statelessness module of the Centre’s 2011 International Summer School in Forced Migration.
This course is suitable for experienced practitioners, graduate researchers, parliamentarians and staff, members of the legal profession, government officials, personnel of inter-governmental and non-governmental organizations, advocates and stateless persons.
£350 The fee includes tuition, lunch and all course materials. Participants will need to meet their own travel and accommodation costs and arrange any UK entry requirements.
£200 Discounted rate available to full-time students. (Limited spaces and proof of student status required.)
**Maximum thirty spaces**
For further information contact: Heidi El-Megrisi
Refugee Studies Centre, Oxford Department of International Development,
University of Oxford, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford OX1 3TB, United Kingdom
Tel: 01865 281728/9 email: [log in to unmask]
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