Protecting People in Conflict and Crisis: Responding to the Challenges of a Changing World
Tuesday, 22 September 2009 to Thursday, 24 September 2009
Oxford Department of International Development, University of Oxford, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford OX1 3TB, UK / Harris Manchester College, University of Oxford, Mansfield Road, Oxford OX1 3TD, UK
The Refugee Studies Centre at the University of Oxford (RSC), in collaboration with the Humanitarian Policy Group at the Overseas Development Institute (HPG), organised a conference on the theme of Protecting People in Conflict & Crisis: Responding to the Challenges of a Changing World.
This conference was generously supported by the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, UK Department of International Development and UNHCR.
The RSC hosted a major international conference on the theme of ‘Protecting people in conflict and crisis: responding to the challenges of a changing world’ from 22–24 September. The conference brought together over 180 participants – researchers, humanitarian practitioners and policy makers – from more than 50 countries to review the state of policy and practice in the field of humanitarian protection. Among the participants were representatives from the governments of Denmark, Japan, Norway, UK and the USA, as well as representatives from Médecins Sans Frontières, International Rescue Committee, Oxfam, Save the Children UK, and various UN agencies.
The conference considered six thematic tracks, ranging from the conceptualisation of ‘protection’ within international policy-making processes and the politics of delivering protection programmes at the global, regional and national level, to analysing community’s perceptions of protection and revisiting more practical issues relating to the implementation of protection activities.
A seminar on 'Burning issues in protection: the way forward' at the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs on 4 June 2010 was arranged to follow up on the key conclusion of the conference.
- Download the programme (PDF)
- Publications / Protecting People in Conflict and Crisis: Responding to the Challenges of a Changing World
- Publications / Statement by Erika Feller, UNHCR Assistant High Commissioner for Protection (Opening address)
- Publications / The politics of protection (Keynote paper)
- Publications / Protection, human rights and forced migration (Keynote paper)
- Publications / When ‘protection’ meets ‘humanitarian’ (Keynote paper)
- Publications / Conceptualising protection as safety: a normative proposal (Keynote paper)
- Publications / Responsibility to protect (Keynote paper)
- Publications / Security and protection (Keynote paper)
- Publications / Protection: the new humanitarian fig-leaf (Endnote address)
- Podcasts / Protecting People in Conflict and Crisis