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This two day non-residential workshop places the Palestinian refugee case study within the broader context of the international human rights regime. It examines, within a human rights framework, the policies and practices of Middle Eastern states as they impinge upon Palestinian refugees. Through a mix of lectures, working group exercises and interactive sessions, participants engaged actively and critically with the contemporary debates in international law and analyse the specific context of Palestinian refugees in the Middle East (Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, the West Bank, Gaza and Israel).

      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.

      Annual Elizabeth Colson Lecture

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

      Public Seminar Series

      Each term the RSC holds a series of public seminars, held on Wednesday evenings at Queen Elizabeth House. Click here for details of forthcoming seminars.

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      Forthcoming events

      Asylum after the Act | A panel discussion

      Wednesday, 25 May 2022, 10am to 11.30am @ Online via Zoom

      Bordering and Ordering among Refugees from Burma/Myanmar | Annual Elizabeth Colson Lecture 2022

      Wednesday, 25 May 2022, 5pm to 6.30pm @ Seminar Room 3, Oxford Department of International Development, Queen Elizabeth House, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3TB

      Liberal violence

      Monday, 13 June 2022, 5pm to 6pm @ Online via Zoom