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The Rt Hon Sir John Waite spoke about the origins and work of the Independent Asylum Commission and the implications of its wide-ranging review and recommendations. The Commission published its final report in July 2008. 

About the speaker

Sir John Waite is a former Judge of the High Court (Family Division) and of the Court of Appeal. Following seven years as chair of the children’s charity UNICEF UK, he was appointed co-chair of the Independent Asylum Commission

RSC Conference 2017: 'Beyond Crisis: Rethinking Refugee Studies'

The RSC hosted this international conference on 16-17 March 2017.

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Annual Harrell-Bond Lecture

The Annual Harrell-Bond Lecture is named in honour of Dr Barbara Harrell-Bond, the founding Director of the Refugee Studies Centre. It is held each year in Michaelmas term.

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Annual Elizabeth Colson Lecture

The Annual Elizabeth Colson Lecture is held in Trinity term. It is named after Professor Elizabeth Colson, a renowned anthropologist.

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Public Seminar Series

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A film discussion evening on Shelter Without Shelter

Monday, 18 November 2019, 5pm to 6.30pm @ Seminar Room 2, Oxford Department of International Development, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3TB

Seeking protection from a place of refuge: refugees as the modern day Tantalus

Tuesday, 19 November 2019, 1pm to 2pm @ Meeting Room A, Oxford Department of International Development, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3TB

Continuums of exploitation - the legal framework on trafficking in persons

Wednesday, 20 November 2019, 5pm to 6.30pm @ Seminar Room 1, Oxford Department of International Development, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3TB

Digital refugee livelihoods: vulnerability as an opportunity in the future of work

Wednesday, 27 November 2019, 5pm to 6.30pm @ Seminar Room 1, Oxford Department of International Development, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3TB

Bargains of inclusion: why some states give refugees the right to work

Tuesday, 03 December 2019, 1pm to 4pm @ Meeting Room A, Oxford Department of International Development, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3TB

Third World Approaches to International Law: A retrospective with some implications for refugee and migration law

Wednesday, 04 December 2019, 5pm to 6.30pm @ Seminar Room 2, Oxford Department of International Development, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3TB