The Refugee Law Initiative (RLI), the only academic centre in the UK to concentrate specifically on international refugee law, has accepted an invitation to join the Refugee Research Network as an institutional partner.

The Refugee Research Network is run out of the Center for Refugee Studies at York University (Canada). The RNN seeks to generate and mobilise knowledge among scholars, practitioners and policymakers to benefit people who have been forcibly displaced. The aim of the RNN is to build a network of networks to promote connections throughout the field of refugee and forced migration studies, including facilitating interactions among the academic, practitioner and policymaking sectors, and creating spaces for the presentation and dissemination of the experiences and concerns of refugees themselves.

Professor David Cantor is the RLI Director.