This page contains analysis and resources on two upcoming international summits on refugees: the United Nations Summit for Refugees and Migrants on 19 September, and the Leaders’ Summit on Refugees hosted by US President Barack Obama on 20 September.
This page will be regularly updated in the lead up and aftermath of the summits.
The refugee in international law
Millions of people worldwide are forced to flee their homes as a result of conflict, systemic discrimination, persecution, and other human rights violations. The core instruments on which they must rely to secure international protection are the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees and its 1967 Protocol, complemented by international and regional human rights treaties. This project examines key challenges to the system of international protection – including those arising from within the asylum process, increased controls over the movement of people, and security concerns – as well as developments in the international protection regime.
Project director: Professor Jane McAdam
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