This term’s seminar series is convened by Dr Lilian Tsourdi (Departmental Lecturer in International Human Rights and Refugee Law). It focuses on various aspects of refugee law and human rights. Topics covered include the voting rights of refugees, extraterritorial border controls, statelessness, IDPs, the child in international refugee law, and human trafficking and contemporary forms of slavery in European law.
Seminars will be held from 5.00–6.30pm on Wednesdays in Seminar Room 3, Oxford Department of International Development, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3TB. No registration is required.
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The full list of seminars is as follows:
The political predicament and agency of refugees
Dr Ruvi Ziegler, Associate Professor in International Refugee Law, University of Reading
Open borders in the nineteenth century: constructing the national, the citizen and the foreigner in South America
Dr Diego Acosta, Reader in European and Migration Law, University of Bristol
Addressing statelessness in Europe and the nexus with forced migration
Chris Nash, Director of the European Network on Statelessness
Accessing asylum in Europe: extraterritorial border controls meet refugee rights
Dr Violeta Moreno-Lax, Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer) in Law, Queen Mary University of London
Of rights and borders: human trafficking and contemporary forms of slavery in European law
Dr Vladislava Stoyanova, Ragnar Söderberg Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Law, Lund University
The child in international refugee law
Dr Jason Pobjoy, Barrister, Blackstone Chambers
The IDP in international law: debates, developments and prospects
Dr David James Cantor, Director of the Refugee Law Initiative
No country of asylum: ‘legitimizing’ Lebanon’s rejection of the 1951 Refugee Convention’
Professor Maja Janmyr, Professor of International Migration Law, Faculty of Law, University of Oslo