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On 14-15 April 2016, a special international gathering was held to celebrate the scholarship of Professor Guy S Goodwin-Gill, Emeritus Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford and Emeritus Professor of International Refugee Law.

On Thursday 14 April, a group of Professor Goodwin-Gill’s former doctoral students gathered to present papers on a range of topics, including forced migration; international criminal law, terrorism and international humanitarian law; and international institutions, equality and participation. This seminar was jointly sponsored by All Souls College, the Faculty of Law, and the Refugee Studies Centre

On Friday 15 April, the International Journal of Refugee Law hosted a symposium in honour of Professor Goodwin-Gill, followed by a celebratory dinner at All Souls. The symposium was jointly sponsored by All Souls College, the Andrew & Renata Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law, the International Journal of Refugee Law, the Oxford Faculty of Law, and the Refugee Studies Centre. Speakers included Professor Jane McAdam (Scientia Professor of Law and Director of the Kaldor Centre, University of NSW), Professor Walter Kälin (Envoy of the Chairmanship of the Nansen Initiative, and Professor of Constitutional and International Law, University of Bern), Dr Volker Türk (Assistant High Commissioner for Protection, UNHCR) and Professor Elspeth Guild (Jean Monnet Professor ad personam, Queen Mary, University of London). The symposium will lead to the publication of a special issue of the International Journal of Refugee Law.  

Podcasts of presentations, where available, are provided below.

 

Combined picture of the GSGG celebratory event, with ovation picturePhotos: top row: participants at All Souls College; Guy S Goodwin-Gill (centre) with Jane McAdam and Geoff Gilbert; Ruvi Ziegler, Walter Kälin and Ben Saul; bottom row: Guy S Goodwin-Gill; Cathryn Costello (presenting) and Madeline Garlick; a standing ovation for Professor Goodwin-Gill. Photos by Keith Barnes and Steve Allen.

 

Programme for Thursday, 14 April

11:15             Welcome    Dr Reuven (Ruvi) Ziegler

11:30             Migration and protection

Chair: Dr Violeta Moreno-Lax (QMUL)

Dr Maria Amor Estebanez (EU Agency for Fundamental Rights): International protection and asylum for LGBTI people and their family members in the EU: an analysis of the legal situation

Dr Agnes Hurwitz: If not now when? The global refugee crisis and international policy making

Dr Pia Oberoi (OHCHR): The challenge of protecting migrants [PODCAST]

Ms Marina Sharpe (Oxford): The relationship between the 1951 Convention and the 1969 African Refugee Convention [PODCAST]

Dr Siobhan Wills (Ulster) greetings (speaking remotely)

13:00             Lunch

14:00             International criminal law, security, and terrorism

Chair: Prof Dapo Akande (Oxford)

Dr Emma Collins (3 Raymond Buildings): ICC admissibility in practice: the Gaddafi and Al-Senussi cases

Dr Brid Ni Ghrainne (Sheffield):  International law and migration by the Andaman Sea [PODCAST]

Prof Ben Saul (Sydney):  GSGG on 'legislative zealots' and 'inconvenient facts' [PODCAST]

Dr Hannah Tonkin (OCHA): Private military and security companies [PODCAST]

Dr Robert Wagstaff (litigator): Terror detentions and the rule of law: US and UK perspectives (possibly speaking remotely)

15:45             Coffee / tea

16:15             International institutions, development, and democratic participation

Chair: Prof Katja Ziegler (Leicester)

Dr Natasha Balendra (Chairperson, National Child Protection Authority, Sri Lanka): The interaction between HRL and IHL in the jurisprudence of the Inter-American system [PODCAST]

Dr Michael Boda (Chief Electoral Officer, Saskatchewan): The role of institutions in facilitating electoral participation (speaking remotely)

Carla Ferstman (Director, Redress): Accountability for peacekeeping violations: roles, responsibilities, and major gaps [PODCAST]

Dr Anna Russell (Oxford): Strengthening the rule of law in the post-2015 development agenda: the role of the international legal community

Dr Reuven (Ruvi) Ziegler (Reading): The right to vote: are international standards achievable or desirable? [PODCAST]

Programme for Friday, 15 April

09.30             Welcome   Jane McAdam [PODCAST]

09.45             Panel 1     Chair: Matthew Gibney [PODCAST]

Jane McAdam (Scientia Professor of Law and Director of the Andrew & Renata Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law, UNSW): GSGG: The international refugee law scholar [PODCAST]

Jean-François Durieux (International Institute of Humanitarian Law, San Remo): The duty to rescue refugees [PODCAST]

Hélène Lambert (Professor of International Law, University of Westminster): Temporary refuge from war: customary international law and the Syria crisis [PODCAST]

11.15             Tea / coffee

11.45             Panel 2     Chair: Dallal Stevens [PODCAST]   

Walter Kälin (Envoy of the Chairmanship of the Nansen Initiative, and Professor of Constitutional and International Law, University of Bern): Reshaping humanitarian action in times of unprecedented displacement crises: the relevance of the World Humanitarian Summit [PODCAST]

Volker Türk (Assistant High Commissioner for Protection, UNHCR): A global compact on equitable burden- and responsibility-sharing [PODCAST]

12.45             Sandwich lunch

14.30             Panel 3     Chair: Alexander Betts [PODCAST]

Geoff Gilbert (Professor of Law, School of Law and Human Rights Centre, University of Essex): UNHCR and courts [PODCAST]

Michelle Foster (Professor and Associate Dean (Research), Melbourne Law School): Statelessness as a human rights issue: a concept whose time has come? [PODCAST]

Raza Husain QC (Immigration and Human Rights Law, Matrix Chambers): Article 1F(b) and expiation: reflections on Febles

16:00             Tea / coffee

16.30             Panel 4     Chair: Madeline Garlick

Elspeth Guild (Jean Monnet Professor ad personam, Queen Mary, University of London): Does the EU need a European Migration and Protection Agency?

Cathryn Costello (Andrew W Mellon Associate Professor of International Human Rights and Refugee Law, Refugee Studies Centre): Safe country? Says who? [PODCAST]

Guy S Goodwin-Gill (Emeritus Fellow, All Souls College, Oxford and Emeritus Professor of International Refugee Law): Reflections, responses, and ruminations [PODCAST]

18:00             Close