Event details
Event Start Date: 25/05/2021
Event End Date: 25/05/2021
Time: 6-7pm AEST/ 9–10am BST / 10–11am CEST

Hosted by the Refugee Studies Centre, Hertie School for Fundamental Rights, Peter McMullin Centre on Statelessness and the Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law.


The Oxford Handbook of International Refugee Law is a groundbreaking new book which critiques the status quo in international refugee law and sets the agenda for future research.  Professor Hilary Charlesworth will launch this state-of-the-art work and engage in a lively discussion with the three editors, Professors Cathryn Costello, Michelle Foster and Jane McAdam. The event will be chaired by refugee advocate and lawyer Nyadol Nyuon

Date: Tuesday 25 May

Time: 6–7pm AEST (9–10am BST, 10–11am CEST) 

We invite you to join us to find out what the Handbook tells us about the situation for refugees today, and how international protection is – or isn’t – working at a time when mobility is curtailed for so many. A 65-chapter reference work involving 78 authors, including 48 women, the Handbook is global in scope, with 10 chapters focusing in detail on specific regions, including Africa, Latin America, Asia, Oceania and the Middle East. 



The Oxford Handbook of International Refugee Law is available to be pre-ordered from the Oxford University Press website.

We invite you to enjoy a 30% discount by using the code ALAUTHC4. 

About the speakers:

Hilary Charlesworth is a Melbourne Laureate Professor at Melbourne Law School and Distinguished Professor at the Australian National University. 

Cathryn Costello is Professor of Fundamental Rights and Co-Director of the Centre for Fundamental Rights at the Hertie School, Berlin, and Professor of International Refugee and Migration Law at the Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford.

Michelle Foster is Professor and inaugural Director of the Peter McMullin Centre on Statelessness at Melbourne Law School. 

Jane McAdam is Scientia Professor of Law and Director of the Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law at UNSW Sydney. 

Nyadol Nyuon is a community advocate, lawyer, writer and accomplished public speaker, who was resettled in Australia as a refugee in 2005. She is a member of the Kaldor Centre’s Advisory Committee. 



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