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London: RLI 3rd Annual Conference: ‘Refugee Protection in a Hostile World’

18 July 2018 - 19 July 2018

‘Refugee Protection in a Hostile World?’

Third Annual Conference, Refugee Law Initiative, University of London
18 – 19 July 2018

The 3rd Annual Conference of the Refugee Law Initiative (RLI) will be held on Wednesday 18 July and Thursday 19 July 2018 at the Senate House of the University of London.

This year’s special theme – ‘Refugee Protection in a Hostile World?’ – reflects on an apparent strengthening of long-standing currents of anti-refugee feeling and other forms of instability in the world. This trend raises urgent questions about its present and future impact on refugee protection globally, as well as the interaction between global politics and refugee law.

The RLI Annual Conference offers a dedicated annual forum internationally to share and debate the latest research and cutting-edge developments in refugee protection. This conference builds on the success of the previous annual conferences that united academics, practitioners, policy-makers and students in considering pressing challenges to refugee law.

This year’s shorter RLI Annual Conference takes place over two days. The following day (Friday 20 July), a special international IDP Workshop celebrating 20 years of the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement will be hosted at Senate House. Attendance at that event is optional for RLI conference participants and must be booked separately.


All attendees, including presenters, will need to register for the conference based on the following terms. Conference registration for one day only is not available.

A. Early Bird – booking completed before or on 1 March 2018: Standard – £80; Student, unemployed etc. – £70; RLI affiliates (Research Affiliates, MA Refugee Protection students) – £55

B. Non-Early Bird – booking completed after 1 March 2018: Standard – £120; Student, unemployed etc. – £100; RLI affiliates (Research Affiliates, MA Refugee Protection students) – £75

‘Early bird’ registration opens on 1 November 2017.

We strongly encourage registration, with a discounted rate available, by former or current refugees as presenters or participants at the conference. Please contact us at  for further information.

Participants are responsible for making their own visa, travel and accommodation arrangements, which are not included in the registration fee. However, we can provide details for economical hotels close to the conference venue.

Attendance at the conference dinner in Senate House on Thursday 19 July is optional and charged separately at £45 per head.

A limited number of places are available so please book early to avoid disappointment.


18 July 2018
19 July 2018


Refugee Law Initiative (RLI)


The Beveridge Hall, Ground Floor, Senate House
Malet Street
London, United Kingdom
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