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The RSC is supporting UNHCR's 60th anniversary drive to review and fill gaps in protection measures with a resource aimed at policy makers

To commemorate its 60th Anniversary, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is facilitating a ministerial-level meeting on 7 and 8 December 2011 to review protection gaps and measures to address them. States are being encouraged to make voluntary pledges at this meeting. The pledging process will serve as an opportunity for States to identify issues and challenges of importance to them and promote realistic ways to respond.

The Refugee Studies Centre, as a leading centre for multidisciplinary, independent and critical scholarship on the causes and consequences of the forced displacement of populations, is supporting this process by highlighting a number of the RSC’s resources which are relevant to the proposed pledges and which, we hope, will help States in their thinking about the issues at stake.

These key resources are listed below, organised thematically under the pledge themes.

Addressing statelessness

  • RSC Research Project: Stateless diasporas
  • RSC Research Project: The Bedouin Health Project
  • Conference report: Refugee Status Determination and rights in Southern and East Africa
  • RSC Policy Briefing 3: Statelessness, protection and equality
  • Forced Migration Review issue 32: Statelessness
  • Working Paper 55: Prima facie determination of refugee status: An overview and its legal foundation