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Call for Papers - Access to Asylum: Current Challenges and Future Directions

Wednesday 25 September 2013
Monash University Prato Centre, Italy 29–30 May 2014 Organised by the Faculty of Law, Monash University with the support of the Refugee Law Initiative, University of London; and the Faculty of Law, Warwick University http://www.law.monash.edu.au/access-asylum/ The aim of this international conference is to determine how best to safeguard the rights of asylum seekers in balance with the responsibilities of states. It will analyse relevant standards under regional instruments, international human rights law, and the 1951 Refugee Convention.

Job Vacancy: Early Career Academic in Refugee Law

Wednesday 25 September 2013
Applications are sought for the position of Early Career Academic in the Refugee Law Initiative, School of Advanced Study, University of London. This post represents an opportunity for a rising star in the field of refugee law to join the dynamic team at the highly successful Refugee Law Initiative (RLI). Further details about the activities of the RLI can be found on its website: http://rli.sas.ac.uk . 

Public Debate to Mark the International Significance of the Aboriginal Tent Embassy

Monday 23 September 2013
A public debate will take place at the Human Rights Consortium of the School of Advanced Study, University of London on 25 September to discuss the international significance of the Aboriginal Tent Embassy, which was pitched on the lawns of Australia’s Parliament House by four Aboriginal activists on Australia Day (26 January) 1972.

Call for Papers for PhD student workshops at Association of Human Rights Institute Annual conference

Thursday 25 July 2013
The Human Rights Consortium is delighted to announce that it will be hosting the Association of Human Rights Institutes annual conference this year in September 2013. The AHRI annual conference is where member institutions gather to coordinate and plan their research through working group seminars and to discuss current issues in defined research areas. Find out more about AHRI . The conference will take place between the 9-10 September. A PhD student conference will begin during the afternoon of 10 September and continue until the morning of 11 September.

Registration now open for On the Borders of Refugee Protection? The Impact of Human Rights Law on Refugee Law - Comparative Practice and Theory

Wednesday 24 July 2013
This expert conference, convened by the Refugee Law Initiative, breaks new ground in exploring how human rights law (HRL) is shaping the protection of refugees worldwide. A high-level event, it brings together exciting new contributions from more than twenty-five leading international specialists in the refugee protection and HRL  - including experts from UNHCR - to take stock of transnational developments in law and practice over the past twenty years, and to cultivate new approaches to the topic.

Vacancy: Early Career Academic in Refugee Law

Tuesday 9 July 2013
The Refugee Law Initiative at the School of Advanced Study, University of London, is seeking applications for the position of Early Career Academic in Refugee Law. This newly-created post represents an opportunity for a rising star in the field of refugee law to join the dynamic team at the highly successful Refugee Law Initiative (RLI). Further details about the activities of the RLI can be found on its website: http://rli.sas.ac.uk

Second Half-Day Workshop on Research on Minority Rights to be held at University of Reading

Thursday 6 June 2013
Following on from the first workshop on Current Research Trends in Minority Rights, a second workshop on Current Doctoral Research on Minority Rights will be held at the School of Law, University of Reading on Monday June 12th 2013. This workshop enables current doctoral students to showcase the cutting-edge research being undertaken on minority rights across the UK and beyond. Students will be allocated to panels of presentations and a discussant will be allocated to provide formal feedback.

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