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2017 will mark the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Protocol relating to the Status of Refugees. This instrument removed the temporal and (for some States) geographical limitations of the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees so that refugee status could be sought by all.

The International Journal of Refugee Law invites articles of up to 12,000 words to mark this occasion. Authors may write on any aspect of the 1967 Protocol that falls within the scope of the journal. Possible topics could include the history of the Protocol’s adoption, its application domestically (particularly in the US, which is not a party to the 1951 Convention), its relationship to subsequent regional instruments (such as the 1969 OAU Convention), and its impact over the past half-century. 

The deadline for contributions is 31 August 2016. Articles should be submitted via the website and authors must follow the Instructions to Authors. All articles will go through the standard peer review process.

The International Journal of Refugee Law is the leading peer-reviewed journal on all aspects of international law relating to forced migration. It is an essential tool for academics, policymakers, and practitioners concerned with the protection of refugees and other forced migrants. It publishes high-quality articles on issues at the forefront of the law on forced migration, rigorous analysis of refugee law jurisprudence and State practice, as well as scholarship on the history and evolution of refugee law. The Editor-in-Chief is Professor Jane McAdam, Director of the Andrew & Renata Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law, UNSW Australia.

More information is available on the International Journal for Refugee Law website.

The Kaldor Centre plays a vital role in developing legal, sustainable and humane solutions for displaced people around the world.