On behalf of the RLI Doctoral Affiliates network, we write to bring you news of the forthcoming Postgraduate Workshop on Refugee Law.
The Workshop will be held in London on Thursday 5 December and is timed to precede the Refugee Studies Centre 30th Anniversary Conference taking place in Oxford on 6-7 December 2012. The Workshop will provide an opportunity for early career researchers – including doctoral, postdoctoral and other postgraduate researchers – to showcase their research and gain feedback from their peers and the wider academic community. It will also provide a forum for developing networks and identifying opportunities for future research and collaboration.
The format of the one-day workshop will be participatory, consisting of thematic roundtable workshops involving 2-3 presenters and an academic chair/discussant. Academics and practitioners in the field of refugee law will also be invited to attend the workshops and to participate in discussion. The event will close with a plenary session featuring a keynote speaker, followed by networking drinks.
We invite abstracts from all early career researchers, including current doctoral students, postdoctoral researchers and others conducting refugee law-related research at the postgraduate level. We particularly welcome papers that fall within one or more of the following broad themes, however abstracts in all areas of refugee law will be considered.
- Regional developments in refugee law
- Definitional issues and the scope of international protection
- Particular vulnerable groups of forced migrants – e.g. trafficked persons, IDPs
- Strengthening the refugee rights regime
- Securitisation of migration governance
- Intersections between refugee law and other areas of international law
Abstracts should be no more than 300 words, in Word format and include full contact details and affiliation. Workshop participants will be asked to submit a written version of their paper prior to the workshop, for distribution amongst other participants. It is anticipated that selected papers from the workshop may be published in an edited volume in the RLI book series (subject to publisher approval). Please indicate if you do not wish to have your paper considered for publication. Abstracts should be submitted to [log in to unmask] by Monday **20 August 2012. **
There will be no conference fee for participants and lunch and refreshments will be provided. However participants will be responsible for covering their own travel and accommodation costs. For further information about RLI, including the Doctoral Affiliates Network and the Postgraduate Workshop on Refugee Law, please see http://www.sas.ac.uk/hrc/projects/refugee-law-initiative .
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