Refugees, forced migrants and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights
Dr David Cantor (Refugee Law Initiative)
Wednesday, 19 February 2014, 5pm to 6.30pm
Seminar Room 1, Oxford Department of International Development, University of Oxford, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford OX1 3TB
Mention the Americas region to students of refugee law or forced migration studies and the conversation usually jumps straight to the 1984 Cartagena Declaration on Refugees. Yet – out of the limelight – an important new framework for the legal protection of forced migrants is under construction by the progressive jurisprudence of the Inter-American human rights institutions. The present seminar seeks to elucidate the main contours of this important but little-known development and their wider implications.
Refreshments will be provided after the event.
About the speaker
Dr David James Cantor is the Director of the Refugee Law Initiative and a Reader in International Human Rights Law at the School of Advanced Study, University of London. He has worked as a Legal Officer for the Refugee Legal Centre and also for UNHCR.
Please note: the original seminar scheduled for 19 February 2014, 'Global human rights, regionalism and national retreat? Does international refugee law have a future?' by Professor Colin Harvey, has been cancelled.
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