Dr David James Cantor

Contact details

Name:
Dr David James Cantor
Qualifications:
BA Hons (Cantab.), MSc Dist. (London, SOAS), PhD (Essex)
Position:
Director of the Refugee Law Initiative; Reader in Human Rights Law
Institute:
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Location:
Room 231A South Block Senate House Malet Street London WC1E 7HU
Phone:
020 7862 8827
Email address:
david.cantor@sas.ac.uk

Research Summary and Profile

Research interests:
Human rights, International Law, International Relations, Political Institutions
Regions:
South America
Summary of research interests and expertise:

Dr David James Cantor researches on the protection of refugees and other displaced persons. He has carried out in-depth fieldwork on displacement, armed conflict and organised violence in Colombia and across Latin America, and is a recognised specialist in this field. David has a particular interest in refugee law, human rights law and certain aspects of the international law of armed conflict. He previously worked for the Refugee Legal Centre and UNHCR, and is currently the Director of the Refugee Law Initiative and an Economic and Social Research Council Future Research Leader.

During 2016-17, Dr Cantor will be working part-time at the university in order to carry out a part-time secondment as Senior Advisor to the UNHCR Americas Bureau.

Languages:
Spoken Written
Spanish Fluent Fluent
Publication Details

Related publications/articles:

Date Details
01-Jun-2017 ‘Use of Temporary Humanitarian Protection in the Americas for Natural Disasters prompting Cross-border Movements’

Chapters

Contribution to UNHCR, The State of the World's Refugees 2016 (UNHCR Department of International Protection)

01-Jun-2017 ‘Protecting Persons Fleeing Organized Crime: The 2014 Brazil Declaration and Plan of Action’

Chapters

Contribution to UNHCR, The State of the World's Refugees 2016 (UNHCR Department of International Protection)

31-Jan-2017 'Migration Law and Policy: Undesirable and Unreturnable Aliens'

Edited Book

Special Issue of eight papers published in 36(1) Refugee Survey Quarterly, co-edited with J. van Wijk, S. Singer and M. Bolhuis

31-Jan-2017 ‘The Emperor’s New Clothing: National Responses to “Undesirable and Unreturnable” Aliens under Asylum and Immigration Law’

Journal articles

Journal Article published in 36(1) Refugee Survey Quarterly, with J. van Wijk, S. Singer and M. Bolhuis

22-Dec-2016 'Criminal Justice and “Undesirable” Aliens'

Edited Book

Symposium of four papers published in 14(5) Journal of International Criminal Justice, co-edited with J. van Wijk

20-Dec-2016 ‘Foreword: Undesirable and Unreturnable? Prosecuting Non-removable Aliens suspected of Serious Crimes’

Journal articles

Journal Article published in 14(5) Journal of International Criminal Justice, with J. van Wijk, S. Singer and M. Bolhuis

08-Nov-2016 ‘Gang Violence as a Cause of Forced Migration in the Northern Triangle of Central America’

Chapters

Book Chapter in D.J. Cantor and N. Rodríguez (eds.), The New Refugees: Organised Crime and Displacement in Latin America (ILAS Book Series, University of London) (only in English edition)

08-Nov-2016 'The New Refugees: Organised Crime and Displacement in Latin America'

Edited Book

Book co-edited with N. Rodriguez Serna (ILAS Publications, University of London). English version of D.J. Cantor and N. Rodríguez (eds.), Los Nuevos Desplazados: Crimen y Desplazamiento en América Latina (ILAS Book Series, University of London) (2015).

23-Sep-2016 ‘More Deadly than Armed Conflict? Gangs, Criminal Violence and Displacement in Central America’, Agenda Internacional: Revista del Instituto de Derecho Internacional de la Pontificia Universidad del Perú [OA]

Journal articles

Journal Article published in 34 Agenda Internacional: Revista del Instituto de Derecho Internacional de la Pontificia Universidad del Perú 77

01-Jun-2016 'Undesirable and Unreturnable? Policy challenges around excluded asylum seekers and other migrants suspected of serious criminality who cannot be removed'

Research aids

Report of international conference; Co-author with N. Maple etc.

17-May-2016 ‘Broader View Shows Path to Refugee Reform’

Research aids

Blog piece published on Open Democracy website

24-Feb-2016 'Migrants and Natural Disasters: National Law, Policy and Practice in the Americas'

Articles

Policy Brief in Migration, Environment and Climate Change - Policy Brief Series (2016)

04-Feb-2016 'Interpreting the Refugee Definition by Reference to Human Rights Standards’

Chapters

Book Chapter in B. Burson and D.J. Cantor (eds.), Human Rights and the Refugee Definition: Comparative Legal Practice and Theory, jointly with B. Burson

04-Feb-2016 ‘Defining Refugees: Persecution, Surrogacy and the Human Rights Paradigm’

Chapters

Book Chapter in B. Burson and D.J. Cantor (eds.), Human Rights and the Refugee Definition: Comparative Legal Practice and Theory

04-Feb-2016 'Human Rights and the Refugee Definition: Comparative Legal Practice and Theory'

Edited Book

Book co-edited with B. Burson (Martinus Nijhoff)

05-Jan-2016 'Migrants in Countries in Crisis: Regional Discussion Paper on Latin America'

Papers

Study prepared as consultant for Migrants in Countries in Crisis (MICIC) Project, Latin America Regional Workshop, San José, Costa Rica, February 2016

23-Dec-2015 'El Crimen como un Factor de Expulsión en América Latina'

Chapters

Book Chapter in D.J. Cantor and N. Rodriguez Serna (eds), Los Nuevos Desplazados: Crimen y Desplazamiento en America Latina, jointly with N. Rodriguez Serna

23-Dec-2015 'El crimen organizado como causante de migraciones forzadas en Mesoamérica’

Chapters

Book Chapter in D.J. Cantor and N. Rodriguez Serna, Los Nuevos Desplazados: Crimen y Desplazamiento en America Latina, jointly with N. Rodriguez Serna

23-Dec-2015 'La protección internacional de las personas desplazadas por el crimen organizado: el marco legal y las políticas públicas en América Latina'

Chapters

Book Chapter in D.J. Cantor and N. Rodriguez Serna (eds), Los Nuevos Desplazados: Crimen y Desplazamiento en America Latina

23-Dec-2015 'Los Nuevos Desplazados: Crimen y Desplazamiento en America Latina'

Edited Book

Book co-edited with N. Rodriguez Serna (ILAS Publications, University of London)

02-Nov-2015 ‘Extraterritorial Non-Refoulement: Intersections between Human Rights and Refugee Law’

Chapters

 Book Chapter in C. Lennox (ed), Contemporary Challenges in Securing Human Rights (ICWS Book Series, University of London)

15-Jul-2015 Existing State Law, Policy and Practice on Temporary Protection Mechanisms for Natural Disasters: States of the Regional Conference on Migration and Others in the Americas

Papers

Consultancy Study prepared for the Nansen Initiative/Regional Conference on Migration Workshop on Development of Guidelines on Admission and Stay for People Moving in Context of Disasters in the Region of the Regional Conference on Migration, San José, Costa Rica, February 2015 (Available in both English and Spanish)

07-May-2015 ‘Disasters, Displacement and a New Framework in the Americas’

Journal articles

Journal Article published in 49 Forced Migration Review 37

30-Apr-2015 ‘Introduction: A Paradigm Shift in Latin American Migration and Asylum Law and Policy?’

Chapters

Book Chapter in D.J. Cantor, F. Freier and J.P. Gauci (eds.), A Liberal Tide? Immigration and Asylum Law and Policy in Latin America (ILAS Publications, University of London), jointly with F. Freier and J.P. Gauci

30-Apr-2015 ‘Bucking the Trend? Liberalism and Illiberalism in Latin American Refugee Law and Policy’

Chapters

Book Chapter in D.J. Cantor, F. Freier and J.P. Gauci (eds.), A Liberal Tide? Immigration and Asylum Law and Policy in Latin America (ILAS Publications, University of London)

30-Apr-2015 'A Liberal Tide? Immigration and Asylum Law and Policy in Latin America'

Edited Book

Book co-edited with F. Freier and J.P. Gauci (ILAS Publications, University of London)

29-Jan-2015 ‘¿Una solución simple para los refugiados que huyen de la guerra? La definición ampliada de América Latina y su relación con el Derecho Internacional Humanitario’

Journal articles

Journal Article published in XV (2015) Anuario Mexicano de Derecho Internacional 165, jointly with D. Trimiño

23-Dec-2014 ‘Reframing Relationships: Revisiting the Procedural Standards for Refugee Status Determination in light of Recent Human Rights Treaty Body Jurisprudence’

Journal articles

 Journal Article published in 34(1) Special Issue Refugee Survey Quarterly 79.

31-Oct-2014 ‘The Laws of War and the Protection of “War Refugees”: Reflections on the Debate and its Future Directions’

Journal articles

Journal Article published in 12(5) Journal of International Criminal Justice 931

22-Aug-2014 Gangs: The Real Humanitarian Crisis Driving Central American Children to the US

Research aids

Blog piece published on The Conversation website

01-Jul-2014 ‘Refuge from Inhumanity? Canvassing the Issues’

Chapters

Book Chapter in D.J. Cantor and J.F. Durieux (eds.), Refuge from Inhumanity? Refugee Protection and the Laws of War (Martinus Nijhoff) jointly with J.F. Durieux

01-Jul-2014 ‘A Simple Solution to War Refugees? The Latin American Expanded Refugee Definition and its relationship to IHL’

Chapters

Book Chapter in D.J. Cantor and J.F. Durieux (eds.), Refuge from Inhumanity? Refugee Protection and the Laws of War (Martinus Nijhoff) jointly with D. Trimiño

01-Jul-2014 ‘Laws of Unintended Consequence: Nationality, Allegiance and the Removal of Refugees during Wartime’

Chapters

Book Chapter in D.J. Cantor and J.F. Durieux (eds.), Refuge from Inhumanity? Refugee Protection and the Laws of War (Martinus Nijhoff)

01-Jul-2014 Refuge from Inhumanity? Refugee Protection and the Laws of War

Edited Book

Book co-edited with J.F. Durieux (Martinus Nijhoff)

23-Jun-2014 The New Wave: Organized Crime and Displacement in Mexico and Central America

Research aids

Blog published on InSightCrime: Organized Crime in the Americas website (joint authors)

01-Jun-2014 Los Grupos Criminales Organizados y la Nueva Ola de Desplazamiento Forzado en América Latina

Research aids

Report of international conference; Co-author with Nicolas Rodriguez

01-Jun-2014 ‘The New Wave: Forced Displacement Caused by Organised Crime in Central America and Mexico’

Journal articles

Journal Article published in 33(3) Refugee Survey Quarterly - published Open Access with the support of SAS

01-Mar-2014 ‘Protection of Asylum-Seekers under the Inter-American Human Rights System’

Chapters

Book Chapter in A. Abass and F. Ippolito (eds.), Regional Organizations and the Protection of Asylum Seekers (Ashgate) jointly with S. Barichello

01-Jan-2014 On the Borders of Refugee Protection? The Impact of Human Rights Law on Refugee Law – Comparative Practice and Theory

Research aids

Report of international conference, 13-14 November 2013

16-Oct-2013 'Circunstancias que hayan peturbado gravemente el orden público [en la definición del refugiado en la Declaración de Cartagena]'

Conference papers

Conference paper based on - but further developing - the ideas and research put forwad in the research paper 'A Simple Solution to War Refugees? The Latin American Expanded Definition and its relationship to IHL' by D.J. Cantor and D. Trimino Mora. The paper was presented to the UNHCR-organised Expert Meeting on 'Interpretation of the Refugee Definition Included in the 1984 Cartagena Declaration on Refugees' held on 15 and 16 October 2013 in Montevideo, Uruguay.

01-Aug-2013 'The Inter-American Human Rights System: A New Model for Integrating Refugee and Complementary Protection?'

Journal articles

Journal Article published in 17 International Journal of Human Rights 689; S Brichello as second author

01-May-2013 A Liberal Tide: Towards a Paradigm Shift in Latin American Migration and Asylum Policy-Making

Research aids

Report of international conference, 18 March 2013; Co-author with Feline Freier Jean-Pierre Gauci

01-Mar-2013 Refuge from Inhumanity: Enriching Refugee Protection Standards through Recourse to International Humanitarian Law

Research aids

Report of international conference, 11-12 Feburary 2013; Co-author with Jean-Francois Durieux

01-Jan-2013 The Return of Internally Displaced Persons under International Law

Monographs

Monograph under contract with Martinus Nijhoff

01-Jan-2012 'Forced Displacement, the Law of International Armed Conflict and State Authority'

Chapters

Book Chapter in S. Juss (ed.) The Ashgate Research Companion to Migration Theory and Policy (Ashgate)

01-Jan-2012 'European Influence on Asylum Practices in Latin America: Accelerated Procedures in Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela and Panama'

Chapters

Book Chapter in H. Lambert, M. Fullerton and J. McAdam (eds.), 'The Global Reach of European Refugee Law' (Cambridge University Press)

01-Jan-2012 'Does IHL Prohibit the Displacement of Civilians during War?'

Journal articles

Journal Article published in International Journal of Refugee Law, Vol 24/4, December 2012

01-Jan-2012 'Protection of Asylum-Seekers under the Inter-American Human Rights System'

Chapters

Book Chapter in A. Abass and F. Ippolito (eds) Regional Organizations and the Protection of Asylum Seekers (Ashgate, forthcoming 2012)

01-Jan-2011 ‘The Colombian Guerrilla Groups, Forced Displacement and Return’

Articles

37 Forced Migration Review 20

01-Jan-2011 'Restitution, Compensation, Satisfaction: Transnational Reparations and Colombia's Victims' Law'

Articles

UNHCR New Issues in Refugee Research, Research Paper No. 215

01-Jan-2011 In the Shadow of the ICC: Colombia and International Criminal Justice

Research aids

Report of international conference, 26-27 May 2011; Co-author with Eadaoin O'Brien and Par Engstrom

01-Jan-2011 The Role of the ICRC in Protecting and Assisting Refugees and Displaced Persons

Research aids

Report of international workshop, 20 September 2011; Co-author with Helen Hayford and Eadaoin O'Brien

Publications available on SAS-space:

Date Details
In the shadow of the ICC: Colombia and international criminal justice

NonPeerReviewed

The report of the expert conference examining the nature and dynamics of the role of the International Criminal Court in the ongoing investigation and prosecution of atrocious crimes committed in Colombia. Convened by the Human Rights Consortium, the Institute of Commonwealth Studies and the Institute for the Study of the Americas at the School of Advanced Study, University of London University of London, 26–27 May 2011.

A Liberal Tide: Towards A Paradigm Shift in Latin American Migration and Asylum Policy-Making?

NonPeerReviewed

Publications available in Senate House Libraries

Consultancy reports:

Date Details
2016 Consultancy Contribution to Developing UNHCR Protection Policy on Honduras

Prepared within framework of ESRC project and as a consultant to UNHCR Bureau for the Americas / Department of International Protection

2016 Consultancy Contribution to Developing UNHCR Protection Policy on Guatemala

Prepared within framework of ESRC project and as a consultant to UNHCR Bureau for the Americas / Department of International Protection

2016 ‘Discussion Paper: A Proposal for a Strategic Regional Response’

Prepared within framework of ESRC project and for UNHCR-OAS High-Level Roundtable Call to Action: Protection Needs in Northern Triangle of Central America (as a consultant for UNHCR Bureau for the Americas)

2015 Study on ‘Existing State Law, Policy and Practice on Temporary Protection Mechanisms for Natural Disasters: States of the Regional Conference on Migration and Others in the Americas’

Prepared within framework of ESRC project and as a consultant to the Nansen Initiative for the February 2015 Regional Conference on Migration/Nansen Initiative Workshop on 'Development of Guidelines on Admission and Stay for People Moving the Context of Disasters in the Region of the Regional Conference on Migration', San José, Costa Rica.

2015 Draft Guidelines for the Regional Conference on Migration concerning ‘Humanitarian Responses to the Migratory Consequences of Natural Disasters’ (December 2014 draft for Nansen Initiative)

Prepared within framework of ESRC project and as a consultant to the Nansen Initiative for the February 2015 Regional Conference on Migration/Nansen Initiative Workshop on 'Development of Guidelines on Admission and Stay for People Moving the Context of Disasters in the Region of the Regional Conference on Migration', San José, Costa Rica.

2015 Consultancy Contribution to Developing UNHCR Protection Policy on El Salvador

Prepared within framework of ESRC project and as a consultant to UNHCR Bureau for the Americas / Department of International Protection

Government/policy work:

Date Details
2016 Comments to UNHCR on its Draft Guidelines on International Protection on claims to refugee status related to situations of armed violence and conflict (February 2016 draft)

2015 Comments to the Intergovernmental Consultations on Migration, Asylum and Refugees on their ‘Forecasting (Forced) Migration Flows’ policy discussion document

2014 Comments to UNHCR on its Summary Conclusions on the 1984 Cartagena Declaration’s Refugee Definition

2014 Comments to UNHCR Sub-regional meeting of Mesoamerican States on Proposals for Cartagena+30 Framework

2013 February 2013 Amicus Curiae Submission on 'Transnational Reparations' to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in the Case of Lucero-García v Chile

2013 Annex 3 to 'Application for Thematic Hearing before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights on Practice, Processes and Problems in Refugee Status Determination Procedures in the Americas'

The application refers to the article authored by the Principal Investigator David Cantor (jointly with Stefania Barichello) entitled 'Protection of Asylum-Seekers under the Inter-American Human Rights System', which is also included as Annex 3. The application was submitted to the Inter-American Commission on 23 August 2013 by the following Latin American non-governmental organisations: Asylum Access Ecuador (AAE), U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, Sin Fronteras I.A.P, Centro por la Justicia y el Derecho Internacional (CEJIL), Refugee Council U.S.A. (RCUSA), Instituto Migrações e Direitos Humanos (IMDH), International Detention Coalition (IDC), Observatorio Migrantes del Caribe (OBMICA), Clínica de Derecho Internacional de Derechos Humanos de American University Washington College of Law en Washington, D.C. y la Consultoría para los Derechos Humanos y el Desplazamiento (CODHES). On 1 October 2013, the application was granted by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and a hearing listed for 31 October 2013.

2011 May 2011 Comments to Colombian Congress on Victims' Law

2010 December 2010 Comments to Colombian Congress: IDP Rights in the Victims' Law and the Lands Law

2010 November 2010 Comments to Colombian Congress: IDP Rights in the Victims' Law and the Lands Law

2010 Estrategias para manejar la inseguridad: el retorno de los desplazados en Colombia

Knowledge exchange report delivered to 111 government bodies, international and local organisations in Colombia between August and September 2010

Research Projects & Supervisions

Research projects:

Details
Development of Guidelines on Humanitarian Visas and Temporary Protection Status in Times of Disasters

Managing insecurity: Displacement and Return during the Colombian Conflict

Funded by ESRC

Pushing the Boundaries: New Dynamics of Forced Migration and Transnational Responses in Latin America

Three-year project funded under Future Research Leaders Grant by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)

Refuge from inhumanity: Enriching refugee protection standards through recourse to international humanitarian law

Collaboration between Jean-Francois Durieux (Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford) and David James Cantor (Refugee Law Initiative, University of London)

The Reparation of Refugees: Colombians in Ecuador, Panama and Venezuela

Funded by UNHCR PDES

The Return of IDPs: International Law and Its Application in Colombia

Funded by Leverhulme Trust and AHRC

The Role of the ICRC in Protecting and Assisting Refugees and Displaced Persons

Funded by SAS

Undesirable and Unreturnable? Policy Challenges around Excluded Asylum-Seekers and Migrants Suspected of Serious Criminality But Who Cannot be Removed

Two-year research and knowledge exchange project, jointly with Dr Joris van Wijk, Free University Amsterdam (AHRC-funded)

Current PhD topics supervised:

Dates Details
From: 2013
Until:
Paulo Biondi - Solidarity and Responsibility-Sharing Within and Beyond the EU Borders at the Daybreak of the Common European Asylum System

Doctoral supervisor (joint)

From: 2013
Until:
Vickie Knox - Substantive Protection for the Invisible: The Social and Political Obstacles to Guaranteeing the Human Rights of Irregular Migrants in Transit

Doctoral supervisor (joint)

From:
Until:
Nicholas Maple - Freedom of Movement of Long-Term Encamped Refugees

Nicholas Maple, ‘Freedom of Movement of Long-Term Encamped Refugees’

Past PhD topics supervised:

Dates Details
From: 05-Oct-2012
Until: 05-Oct-2012
Examination of PhD Thesis of Silvia Mantilla (Deusto University Spain) - 'Las transformaciones del conflicto armado colombiano en la era de la globalización: Trayectos “glocales” de la guerra en la frontera amazónica colombo-ecuatoriana'

Defence took place on 5 October 2012

Available for doctoral supervision: Yes

Professional Affiliations

Professional affiliations:

Name Activity
OCHA Humanitarian Studies Institute Advisory Board Member
Refugee Law Initiative, School of Advanced Study, University of London Director
International Association of Refugee Law Judges Associate Member
International Association for the Study of Forced Migration Member, IDP Working Group
Royal Anthropological Institute Fellow
Nansen Initiative Consultative Committee
ESRC Peer Review College Academic Member

Collaborations:

Name Type Activity Start date End date
Refugee Research Network Institutional Partner Management Committee Member 2012
Melbourne Journal of International Law Reviewer 2012
'International Refugee Law' book series Founding editor and Editor-in-chief 2012
Refugee Law Initiative, Senior Research Associates Network Founder and organiser 2012
International Journal of Human Rights Reviewer 2011
Journal of Intervention and State-Building Reviewer 2011
Sociology Reviewer 2011
Refugee Law Initiative, Doctoral Affiliates Network Founder and organiser 2011
Refugee Law Initiative, Fellowships Founder of programme 2011
Refugee Law Initiative, Working Papers Series Founder of series 2011
The European Effect of Refugee Law Worldwide Researcher, Latin America 2010
International Journal of Transitional Justice Reviewer 2010
Refugee Caselaw Site Research Related UK Coordinator 2009
International Journal of Refugee Law Reviewer 2009
Essex Human Rights Review Senior Editor 2009
Relevant Events

Related events:

Date Details
05-Jun-2017 Convenor, International Conference ‘Mass Influx? Law, Policy and Large-Scale Movements of Refugees and Migrants’

2nd Refugee Law Initiative Annual Summer Conference

02-Mar-2017 Seminar Convenor, Paper delivered by Dr Cathryn Costello: ‘EU Law and the Politics of “Mass Influx”’

Part of the 7th RLI Seminar Series - 'International Refugee Law' (2016-2017)

09-Feb-2017 Seminar Convenor, Paper delivered by Dr Thomas Gammeltoft-Hansen: ‘The End of the Deterrence Paradigm? Future Directions for Global Refugee Policy’

Part of the 7th RLI Seminar Series - 'International Refugee Law' (2016-2017)

17-Jan-2017 Seminar Convenor, Paper delivered by Professor Heaven Crawley: ‘Between Conflict and Survival: Unravelling the Drivers of Migration across the Mediterranean in 2015’

Part of the 7th RLI Seminar Series - 'International Refugee Law' (2016-2017)

01-Dec-2016 Seminar Convenor, Paper delivered by Sarah Elliott: ‘Refugee Protection in Mixed Migration: A UNHCR Perspective Pre- and Post-Summit’

Part of the 7th RLI Seminar Series - 'International Refugee Law' (2016-2017)

25-Nov-2016 Presenter, ‘Derechos y hechos’

Keynote presentation at SNARIV/NRC Workshop on Reparaciones a víctimas en el exterior, Bogotá, Colombia

24-Nov-2016 Presenter, ‘Desafíos del Sistema en la implementación de la política pública de víctimas del conflicto armado, más allá de las fronteras’

Panel presentation at the Annual Conference of the government SNARIV, Implementación de la política pública de atención y reparación integral a las víctimas desde los territories, Bogotá, Colombia

22-Nov-2016 Seminar Convenor, Paper delivered by Michele Klein-Solomon: ‘Developing a Global Compact for Safe, Regular and Orderly Migration’

Part of the 7th RLI Seminar Series - 'International Refugee Law' (2016-2017)

15-Nov-2016 Presenter, ‘Refugee Protection in Latin America: Historical and Future Evolution’

Invited lecture at Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford, UK

08-Nov-2016 Presenter, ‘Framing and Understanding the Role of Law in Refugee Protection’

Invited panel presentation at AHRC/ICRC Forced to Flee conference, SOAS, UK

24-Oct-2016 Seminar Convenor, Paper delivered by Jean-Francois Durieux: ‘“One Protocol Yet to be Drafted?” What Treaty Law Can and Cannot Do to Advance Refugee Protection’

Part of the 7th RLI Seminar Series - 'International Refugee Law' (2016-2017)

14-Oct-2016 Presenter, ‘Policy and Normative Developments in the Americas’

Paper presented on panel at Platform on Disaster Displacement Advisory Committee Workshop, Geneva, Switzerland

01-Oct-2016 Academic Director, Public Seminars - 7th Series - 'International Refugee Law' (2016-2017)

06-Jul-2016 Presenter, ‘The New Displacement Crisis in Central America: Dynamics and Suggested Responses’

Keynote paper presented at the UNHCR/OAS Call to Action in Central America Conference, San José, Costa Rica

28-Jun-2016 Presenter, ‘Refugees from Organised Criminal Violence in Latin America: Context and Regional Responses’

Paper presented on Legal Responses to Gangs, Criminal Violence and New Dynamics of Forced Displacement in the Americas and Africa panel at Refugee Law Initiative Annual Conference on The Future of Refugee Law?, UK

28-Jun-2016 Convenor, International Conference ‘The Future of International Refugee Law?’

 1st Refugee Law Initiative Annual Summer Conference

09-Jun-2016 Presenter, ‘Refugees, Migrants, Large-scale Movements... Anybody Remember IDPs?’

Keynote paper presented at Migration Research Workshop on Re-Interpreting the Refugee Definition: Global Displacement in 2016, University of Sheffield, UK

12-May-2016 Presenter, ‘Protection, Surrogacy and Defining Refugees’

Invited paper presented on 2015/16 Seminar Series on the Axis of Protection: Human Rights in International Law / Refugee and Migration Law Discussion Group, University of Oxford, UK

12-May-2016 Presenter, ‘What Happens after an Asylum-Seeker is Excluded under Article 1F?’

Paper presented by remote means on Roundtable on Setting Policy Standards for those who are Excluded from Convention Refugee Status but cannot be Returned to their Countries of Origin panel at the CARFMS Annual Conference, Canada

10-May-2016 Presenter, ‘Gang Violence, Forced Displacement and Women in the Northern Triangle of Central America’

Invited presenter for the International Development Institute Panel on Women and Organised Crime in Latin America, Kings College London, UK

04-May-2016 Presenter, ‘How Does Refugee Law Apply in Disasters? Insights from the Americas’

Invited paper at the Lund/Uppsala Symposium on Disasters and Displacement in a Warming World: Current Realities, Legal Perspectives, Lund, Sweden

04-May-2016 Seminar Convenor, Paper delivered by Lilian Tsourdi: ‘“Bottom-up” Harmonization in the EU Asylum Policy: the case of EASO’

Part of the 6th RLI Seminar Series - 'International Refugee Law' (2015-2016)

16-Mar-2016 Seminar Convenor, Paper delivered by Stephanie Motz: ‘EU Asylum Law and Disabled Refugees – is the UK Reservation to the CRPD in the context of Asylum Law Redundant?'

Part of the 6th RLI Seminar Series - 'International Refugee Law' (2015-2016)

17-Feb-2016 Presenter, 'Regional Discussion Paper - Latin America’

Invited presentation at the Migrants in Countries in Crisis (MICIC) Project Workshop on Regional Consultation for Latin America, San José, Costa Rica

04-Feb-2016 Seminar Convenor, Paper delivered by Madeline Garlick: ‘If the Stars Align: EU Law, Policy and Practice on Solidarity and Responsibility-sharing for Asylum and Refugee Protection’

Part of the 6th RLI Seminar Series - 'International Refugee Law' (2015-2016)

25-Jan-2016 Co-Convenor, International Conference ‘Undesirable and Unreturnable?’

International conference for project of same name (jointly with RLI/Free University Amsterdam)

19-Jan-2016 Seminar Convenor, Paper delivered by Dr Vladislava Stoyanova: ‘Human Trafficking and Slavery Reconsidered’

Part of the 6th RLI Seminar Series - 'International Refugee Law' (2015-2016)

01-Jan-2016 Presenter, ‘Are There Procedural Standards in International Human Rights Law on the Determination of Refugee Status?’

Paper presented at Raoul Wallenberg Institute/Ankara University Law Faculty Symposium on Asylum Law, Ankara, Turkey

01-Jan-2016 Presenter, ‘Statement to the Global Consultation’

Statement presented by invitation at the Nansen Initiative Global Consultation on Protection of Cross-Border Displaced Persons in the Context of Disasters and Climate Change, Geneva, Switzerland

01-Jan-2016 Presenter, ‘A Hot Topic? Managing International Migration Caused by Natural Disasters in Latin America’

Paper presented at the Institute of Latin American Studies Conference on Managing Global Migration: New Perspectives from Latin America and Europe, University of London, UK

01-Jan-2016 Presenter, ‘The Syrian Refugee Crisis in its Global Context’

Invited paper presented on the Alone and Adrift: The Refugee Crisis panel at Cambridge International Development Conference, University of Cambridge, UK

01-Jan-2016 Presenter, ‘The “Responsibility to Protect”: What, if anything, does refugee law theory and practice tell us about the concept of “protection”?’

Invited paper presented on Responsibility to Protect, Asylum and Refugee Law panel at the workshop on The Responsibility to Protect: Problems and Alternatives, Leeds University, UK

01-Jan-2016 Presenter, ‘“Protection” in Contemporary Situations of Violence in Central America’

Invited presentation on UNHCR Americas Bureau panel 'As Deadly As Conflict: Criminal Violence and its Impact on Displacement in Central America', at the High Commissioner’s Dialogue on Protection Challenges: Understanding and Addressing Root Causes of Displacement, Geneva, Switzerland

02-Dec-2015 Seminar Convenor, Paper delivered by Julian Lehmann: ‘Running Sideways – Has Europe Overdone Distancing Itself from the Geneva Refugee Convention?’

Part of the 6th RLI Seminar Series - 'International Refugee Law' (2015-2016)

06-Nov-2015 Seminar Convenor, Paper delivered by Dr Bríd Ní Ghráinne: ‘Safety Zones in Countries of Origin: A Violation of International Law?’

Part of the 6th RLI Seminar Series - 'International Refugee Law' (2015-2016)

23-Oct-2015 Seminar Convenor, Paper delivered by Dr Violeta Moreno-Lax: 'Frontex Operations and Pre-emptive Humanitarianism: The "Rescue-without-Protection" Paradigm'

Part of the 6th RLI Seminar Series - 'International Refugee Law' (2015-2016)

01-Oct-2015 Academic Director, Public Seminars - 6th Series - 'International Refugee Law' (2015-2016)

15-Jul-2015 Co-Convenor, International Governmental Meeting on ‘Temporary Humanitarian Protection for Natural Disasters in South America’

International governmental workshop hosted by government of Ecuador (jointly between RLI/Nansen Initiative)

01-Jan-2015 Academic Director, Public Seminars - 5th Series - 'International Refugee Law' (2014-2015)

01-Jan-2015 Seminar Convenor, Paper delivered by Professor Maarten den Heijer: 'Cessation of Refugee Status’

Part of the 5th Seminar Series - 'International Refugee Law' (2014-2015)

01-Jan-2015 Seminar Convenor, Paper delivered by Dr Ruvi Ziegler: ‘Voting Rights of Refugees’

Part of the 5th Seminar Series - 'International Refugee Law' (2014-2015)

01-Jan-2015 Seminar Convenor, Paper delivered by Dr Martin Jones: ‘Moving Beyond Protection Space: Developing a Law of Asylum in Asia’

Part of the 5th Seminar Series - 'International Refugee Law' (2014-2015)

01-Jan-2015 Seminar Convenor, Paper delivered by Professor Cecilia Bailliet: ‘The Protection of Conscientious Objectors and UNHCR’s Role as a Norm Entrepreneur’

Part of the 5th Seminar Series - 'International Refugee Law' (2014-2015)

01-Jan-2015 Seminar Convenor, Paper delivered by Dr Ralph Wilde: ‘The Extraterritorial Application of the Non-refoulement Obligation in International Human Rights Law’

Part of the 5th Seminar Series - 'International Refugee Law' (2014-2015)

01-Jan-2015 Convenor, Series of Workshops on ‘Contemporary Challenges in Refugee Protection’

Four practitioner-oriented workshops

01-Jan-2015 Workshop Convenor, ‘Undesirable and Unreturnable’ preliminary event

Part of the Workshop series - ‘Contemporary Challenges in Refugee Protection’ (2014-2015); Presentations by Dr Sarah Singer (RLI), Dr Mariagiulia Giuffré (Edge Hill) and Jerome Phelps (Detention Action)

01-Jan-2015 Workshop Convenor, ‘Sticky Citizenship: Imputing Citizenship to Asylum Seekers’

Part of the Workshop series - ‘Contemporary Challenges in Refugee Protection’ (2014-2015); Presentations by Professor Audrey Macklin (Toronto), Professor Hélène Lambert (Westminster) and Mark Symes (Garden Court)

01-Jan-2015 Workshop Convenor, ‘Climate Change, Disasters and Cross-border Displacement: Novel Legal Responses in Africa and the Americas’

Part of the Workshop series - ‘Contemporary Challenges in Refugee Protection’ (2014-2015); Presentations by Tamara Wood (UNSW), Dr David James Cantor (RLI) and Hannah Entwisle (Nansen Initiative)

01-Jan-2015 Workshop Convenor, 'Exploring Exclusion In International Refugee Law: The Ethical, Moral and Legal Boundaries of “Complicity” in War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity’

Part of the Workshop series - ‘Contemporary Challenges in Refugee Protection’ (2014-2015); Presentations by Professor James Simeon (York, Can)

01-Jan-2015 Host, ‘2nd Expert Roundtable on Asylum Claims based on Sexual Orientation and/or Gender Identity’

Event convened by International Commission of Jurists, bringing together wide range of academics and practitioners

01-Jan-2015 Co-convenor, Workshop on ‘Refugee Law and International Humanitarian Law’

UNHCR/ICRC Inter-Agency Discussion and Book Launch at UNHCR, Geneva, Switzerland

01-Jan-2015 Co-convenor, Workshop on ‘Refugee Protection and International Humanitarian Law’

Refugee Law Initiative/Chatham House Workshop and Book Launch at Chatham House, London, UK

01-Jan-2015 Session Chair, ‘Fronteras solidarias y seguras’

Working group and plenary sesión at Seminario de Planificación “La Declaración y el Plan de Acción de Brasil 2015-2024: el reto de su implementación”, 5 March 2015, International Institute of Humanitarian Law, San Remo, Italy

01-Jan-2015 Session Chair, ‘Undesirable and Unreturnable?’

Two sessions at preliminary project workshop, Free University, Amsterdam

01-Jan-2015 Session Chair, ‘Comparative International Refugee Protection (2)’

Panel at the Society of Socio-Legal Scholars (SLAS) Annual Conference, Warwick University

01-Jan-2015 Joint Convenor, International Workshop - ‘Undesirable and Unreturnable?’ project

Joint Convenor with Joris van Wijk (Free University Amsterdam) of international expert stakeholder workshop for project of same name in Amsterdam, Netherlands (AHRC funded)

01-Jan-2015 Joint Convenor, International Workshop - ‘Temporary Humanitarian Protection for Natural Disasters in South America’

Jointly convened with Nansen Initiative an international governmental workshop hosted by government of Ecuador (ESRC project)

01-Jan-2015 Presenter, ‘Beyond Kids at the Border: Understanding a Regional Crisis’

Keynote presentation at international webinar organised by Asylum Access, USA

01-Jan-2015 Presenter, ‘Existing Law, Policy and Practice on Temporary Protection Mechanisms for Natural Disasters: States of the Regional Conference on Migration and Others in the Americas’

Keynote presentation at Regional Conference on Migration/Nansen Initiative Workshop on Development of Guidelines on Admission and Stay for People

01-Jan-2015 Presenter, ‘A New Approach to the Legal Protection of Migrants affected by Natural Disasters in the Americas’

Paper presented at the Refugee Law Initiative/Nansen Initiative Workshop on Climate Change, Disasters and Cross-border Displacement, University of London, UK

01-Jan-2015 Presenter, ‘Humanitarian Law as a Source of Protection for Refugees’

Paper presented at the Refugee Law Initiative/Chatham House Workshop on Refugee Protection and International Humanitarian Law, Chatham House, London, UK

01-Jan-2015 Presenter, ‘Principios Rectores - Solidaridad con el Triángulo Norte de Centroamérica’

Paper presented at the Seminario de Planificación “La Declaración y el Plan de Acción de Brasil 2015-2024: el reto de su implementación”, International Institute of Humanitarian Law, San Remo, Italy

01-Jan-2015 Presenter, ‘“Disaster Refugees” and the Humanitarian Response in the Americas’

Paper presented at An Inextricable Link: Climate Change and Human Rights in Latin America conference, Institute of Latin American Studies, London, UK

01-Jan-2015 Presenter, ‘Asylum, Migration and Natural Disasters: A New Perspective from the Americas’

Paper presented on Comparative International Refugee Protection panel (1) at the Society of Socio-Legal Scholars (SLAS) Annual Conference, Warwick University, UK

01-Jan-2015 Presenter, ‘What to Do with Excluded Asylum-Seekers and Other Migrants Suspected of Serious Criminality? Contributions from the Undesirable and Unreturnable Project’

Paper presented by remote means on Roundtable on the Post-Exclusion Dilemma panel at the CARFMS Annual Conference, Canada

01-Jan-2015 Presenter, ‘Law, Policy and Practice on Temporary Humanitarian Protection for Natural Disasters in South America’

Keynote presentation at RLI /Nansen Initiative Workshop, Quito, Ecuador

01-Jan-2015 Presenter, ‘Temporary Humanitarian Protection for Cross-Border Displacement in the Disaster Context’

An invited keynote presentation at the Nansen Initiative High-Level Roundtable, Chatham House, London, UK

01-Jan-2015 Presenter, ‘Refugees and Humanitarian Law’

Paper presented at the UNHCR/ICRC Inter-Agency Discussion on Refugee Law and International Humanitarian Law, UNHCR, Geneva, Switzerland

01-Jan-2015 Joint Convenor, International Conference - 'Boat Refugees” and Migrants at Sea: A Comprehensive Approach to Integrating Maritime Security with Human Rights’

Joint Convenor with RLI EU Law Coordinator Dr Violeta Moreno-Lax and Visiting Fellow Dr Efthymios Papastavridis ; conference generously supported by RLI, QMUL, Athens, UACES, HRC

01-Jan-2014 Presenter, 'Limits and Challenges to an Understanding of the Refugee Concept by reference to International Human Rights Law’

Paper presented at the RLI conference On the Borders of Refugee Protection? The Impact of Human Rights Law on Refugee Law – Comparative Practice and Theory at University of London, UK

01-Jan-2014 Presenter, 'Regional Approaches to Refugee Protection in Latin America’

Paper presented at Comparative Regional Protection Frameworks for Refugees: Norms and Norm Entrepreneurs workshop, University of London, UK

01-Jan-2014 Presenter, 'Are War Refugees Really “Refugees”?'

Paper presented at Key Questions for Human Rights conference, Human Rights Consortium, University of London, UK

01-Jan-2014 Presenter, 'Refugees, Forced Migrants and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights’

Paper presented at Human Rights, Asylum and Refugee Protection seminar series, Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford, UK

01-Jan-2014 Presenter, 'El crimen organizado y la nueva ola del desplazamiento en México y Centroamérica’

Paper presented at SSRC/OCHA closed expert workshop on Respuestas desde el campo humanitario a la violencia armada no convencional en México y Centroamérica, Antigua, Guatemala.

01-Jan-2014 Presenter, 'Challenges for Refugee Law and Policy of the New Displacement caused by Organised Criminal Groups’

Joint paper with Sarnata Reynolds at the RLI/UCA expert workshop on Los Grupos de Crimen Organizado y la Nueva Dinámica de Migración Forzada en América Latina, Universidad Centroaméricana “José Simeón Canas”, El Salvador

01-Jan-2014 Presenter, 'Patterns of Forced Displacement in Mesoamerica: Acknowledging the Agency of Organised Criminal Groups’

Paper at the RLI/UCA expert workshop on Los Grupos de Crimen Organizado y la Nueva Dinámica de Migración Forzada en América Latina, Universidad Centroaméricana “José Simeón Canas”, El Salvador

01-Jan-2014 Presenter, 'Accelerated Procedures and Admissibility in Latin America’

Paper presented at Monash/RLI conference on Access to Asylum: Current Challenges and Future Directions, Prato, Italy

01-Jan-2014 Keynote presenter, 'Access to Asylum: Putting Asylum Back into Refugee Law’

Opening keynote at Monash/RLI conference on Access to Asylum: Current Challenges and Future Directions, Prato, Italy

01-Jan-2014 Presenter, 'Organised Crime and the New Challenges for Refugee Law in Latin America’

Paper presented at the UNHCR-organised Mesoamerican sub-regional meeting of States for Cartagena+30, Managua, Nicaragua

01-Jan-2014 Presenter, 'Human Rights and the Legal Protection of Refugees in Latin America’

Paper presented on Panel on The Role of Human Rights Norms in Regional Protection Regimes at IASFM Annual Conference in Bogotá, Colombia

01-Jan-2014 Presenter, 'Organised Crime in Mesoamerica and the New Wave of Forced Displacement’

Paper presented on the UNHCR Panel at the IASFM Annual Conference in Bogotá, Colombia

01-Jan-2014 Presenter, 'Organised Criminal Groups and New Patterns of Forced Migration in Mexico’

Paper presented on the Refugee Law Initiative Panel at the IASFM Annual Conference in Bogotá, Colombia

01-Jan-2014 Presenter, 'International Law and Conflict-affected IDPs’

Opening lecture presented on the IDP module at the Summer School, Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford, UK

01-Jan-2014 Academic Director, Public Seminars - 4th Series - 'International Refugee Law' (2013-2014)

01-Jan-2014 Academic Director, Short Course on 'International Protection of Refugees and Displaced Persons' (2014)

This course offers professional participants a solid practical grounding in the protection of refugees and displaced persons under international law throughout an intensive four-day period delivered by leading academic experts and practitioners in the field.

01-Jan-2014 Co-convenor, Public Event on ‘Crisis in Syria: Conflict and Refugees’

Event with three short independent films followed by expert panel discussion (jointly convened with Refugee Council)

01-Jan-2014 Co-convenor, ‘Comparative Regional Protection Frameworks for Refugees: Norms and Norm Entrepreneurs’

Workshop with international academics (convened with Visiting Fellow Professor Susan Kneebone)

01-Jan-2014 Presenter, 'Concepts and History of Refugee Protection'

Part of the Short Course on 'International Protection of Refugees and Displaced Persons' (2014)

01-Jan-2014 Presenter, 'Displacement In and From War'

Part of the Short Course on 'International Protection of Refugees and Displaced Persons' (2014)

01-Jan-2014 Convenor, RLI conference panel on ‘The New Frontier: Organised Crime and Forced Migration in Mexico’

RLI panel convened at the 2014 IASFM Conference in Bogotá, Colombia, involving Laura Diaz, Leticia Calderon, Nicolas Rodriguez and I

01-Jan-2014 Joint Convenor, Special Public Video-Linked Seminars on ‘Armed Conflict, Generalised Violence and Asylum Law’

Special international video-linked seminar between Canada, Kenya, South Africa, Switzerland and UK (jointly with Centre for Refugee Studies, York University, Canada)

01-Jan-2014 Convenor, Series of Workshops on ‘Contemporary Challenges in Refugee Protection’

Five practitioner-oriented workshops, some co-convened with Garden Court Chambers (London)

01-Jan-2014 Seminar Convenor, Paper delivered by Professor Chaloka Beyani: 'The Right to Seek and Obtain Asylum under the African Human Rights System'

Part of the 4th Seminar Series - 'International Refugee Law' (2013-2014)

01-Jan-2014 Seminar Convenor, Paper delivered by Professor Susan Kneebone: 'Securitisation of the Refugee: Regional Responses, States and Civil Society in South East Asia'

Part of the 4th Seminar Series - 'International Refugee Law' (2013-2014)

01-Jan-2014 Presenter, 'Gangs, Drugs and the New Dynamics of Forced Displacement in Latin America'

Part of the 4th Seminar Series - 'International Refugee Law' (2013-2014)

01-Jan-2014 Seminar Chair, Paper delivered by Dr Eiko Thielemann: 'The Constraints on Executive Power: Explaining Variation in the Acceptance of Asylum-Seekers and Refugees in Europe'

Part of the 4th Seminar Series - 'International Refugee Law' (2013-2014)

01-Jan-2014 Seminar Chair, Paper delivered by Anne Segall: 'Refugee Protection in the Middle East and the role of UNRWA'

Part of the 4th Seminar Series - 'International Refugee Law' (2013-2014)

01-Jan-2014 Seminar Chair, Paper delivered by Professor Philip Schrag and Dr Jaya Ramji-Nogales: 'Lives in the Balance: Asylum Adjudication by the Department of Homeland Security in the United States'

Part of the 4th Seminar Series - 'International Refugee Law' (2013-2014)

01-Jan-2014 Workshop Convernor, 'Gender, Violence and Asylum: A Troubling Trilogy’

Part of the Workshop series - ‘Contemporary Challenges in Refugee Protection’ (2013-2014); Presentations by Dr Helen Baillot (Glasgow), Dr Sharon Cowan (Edinburgh), Dr Vanessa Munro (Nottingham), Frances Webber (Birkbeck), Debora Singer (Asylum Aid) and Cate Briddick (Rights of Women)

01-Jan-2014 Workshop Convenor, ‘Climate Change-related Displacement: What Scope for Protection under Refugee and Human Rights Law?’

Part of the Workshop series - ‘Contemporary Challenges in Refugee Protection’ (2013-2014); Presentations by Bruce Burson (New Zealand Immigration and Protection Tribunal), Matthew Scott (Lund)

01-Jan-2014 Workshop Chair, ‘Accelerated and Third-Country Procedures: New Developments’

Part of the Workshop series - ‘Contemporary Challenges in Refugee Protection’ (2013-2014); Presentations by Stephen Knafler QC and Mark Symes (Garden Court), jointly with Garden Court Chambers

01-Jan-2014 Workshop Chair, ‘Towards a Working Definition of Persecution’

Part of the Workshop series - ‘Contemporary Challenges in Refugee Protection’ (2013-2014); Presentation by Dr Hugo Storey (Upper Tribunal)

01-Jan-2014 Workshop Chair, ‘New Jurisprudence on the Substantive Law of International Protection’

Part of the Workshop series - ‘Contemporary Challenges in Refugee Protection’ (2013-2014); Presentations by Peter Jorro, Ronan Toal, Mark Symes (Garden Court), jointly with Garden Court Chambers, London

01-Jan-2014 Workshop Chair, ‘Interpretation of the “Particular Social Group” Ground’

Part of the Workshop series - ‘Contemporary Challenges in Refugee Protection’ (2013-2014); Presentation by Dr Michelle Foster (Melbourne)

01-Jan-2014 Joint Chair, International seminar on ‘The “War Refugee” and International Law: New Global Approaches’

Part of special international video-linked seminar between Canada, Kenya, South Africa, Switzerland and UK (jointly with Centre for Refugee Studies, York University, Canada)

01-Jan-2014 Joint Convenor, International Seminar on 'Regional Perspectives on Displacement: War, Generalised Violence and Refugee Protection’

Part of special international video-linked seminar between Canada, Kenya, South Africa, Switzerland and UK (jointly with Centre for Refugee Studies, York University, Canada)

01-Jan-2014 Presenter, 'The Latin American Paradigm for Protecting Victims of War and Generalised Violence: New Developments'

Part of special international video-linked seminar between Canada, Kenya, South Africa, Switzerland and UK (jointly with Centre for Refugee Studies, York University, Canada)

01-Jan-2014 Joint Convenor, International Conference - 'On the Borders of Refugee Protection? The Impact of Human Rights Law on Refugee Law - Comparative Practice and Theory'

Joint Convenor with RLI Senior Research Associate Bruce Burson; conference generously supported by HRC Conference Grant

01-Jan-2014 Facilitator, ‘Second Postgraduate Workshop on Refugee Law’

Facilitated the organisation of a 1-day conference bringing together doctoral students working on refugee law from around the world (led by RLI Doctoral Affiliates)

01-Jan-2014 Facilitator, 'Access to Asylum: Current Challenges and Future Directions'

Facilitated the organisation of an international conference in Prato organised by Monash University (Australia) with RLI as partner institution (RLI funding provided)

01-Jan-2014 Conference Committee Member, International Workshop on ‘Refugee Protection Outside of the International Legal Framework: Expanding Cross-National and Cross-Disciplinary Collaborations’

Led by Dr Galya Ruffer at Northwestern University, USA (NSF funded)

01-Jan-2014 Joint Convenor, Expert Workshop - 'Los Grupos de Crimen Organizado y la Nueva Dinámica de Migración Forzada en América Latina’

Co-convened two-day closed expert meeting in El Salvador (jointly with Universidad Centroaméricana “José Simeón Canas”, El Salvador) (ESRC funded)

16-Oct-2013 Presenter, 'Circunstancias que hayan peturbado gravemente el orden público [en la definición del refugiado en la Declaración de Cartagena]'

Conference paper based on - but further developing - the ideas and research put forwad in the research paper 'A Simple Solution to War Refugees? The Latin American Expanded Definition and its relationship to IHL' by D.J. Cantor and D. Trimino Mora. The paper was presented to the UNHCR-organised Expert Meeting on 'Interpretation of the Refugee Definition Included in the 1984 Cartagena Declaration on Refugees' held on 15 and 16 October 2013 in Montevideo, Uruguay.
 

15-Oct-2013 'Una solución simple para los refugiados que huyen de la guerra? La definición ampliada de América Latina y su relación con el DIH'

Translated and updated version of an academic paper written originally in English - 'A Simple Solution to War Refugees? The Latin American Expanded Definition and its relationship to IHL' by D.J. Cantor and D. Trimino Mora. Both the Spanish and the English versions were included among the background documents circulated for the UNHCR-organised Expert Meeting on 'Interpretation of the Refugee Definition Included in the 1984 Cartagena Declaration on Refugees' held on 15 and 16 October 2013 in Montevideo, Uruguay. Participants inc;uded government experts and policy makers from LAtin American States, UNHCR headquarters and Americas staff, and experts from the Inter-American Court and Commission on Human Rights, civil society and academia. During the Expert Meeting, the paper underpinned discussion and received substantial comment, reference and interest.
 

24-Jun-2013 Presenter, 'Pushing the Boundaries: Asylum in the Inter-American Human Rights Framework'

At Expert Workshop - 'The Role of International Organisations and Human Rights Monitoring Bodies in Refugee Protection' held in Brussels, Belgium on 24 June 2013; organised by Newcastle Law School

01-Jan-2013 Convenor, Fifth Skype Conference, RLI Doctoral Affiliates Network

February 2013

01-Jan-2013 Joint Convenor, Special Public Video-Linked Seminar on 'Treating Like Cases Alike in Refugee Law Adjudication: Comparisons between the European Union and North America'

International video-linked seminar between Canada, USA, UK and Netherlands (jointly with Centre for Refugee Studies, York University, Canada)

01-Jan-2013 Presenter, 'Concepts and History of Refugee Protection'

Part of the Short Course on 'International Protection of Refugees and Displaced Persons' (2013)

01-Jan-2013 Presenter, 'A Simple Solution to War Refugees? The Latin American Expanded Definition and its relationship to IHL’ (jointly with Diana Trimino Mora)

At International Conference - 'Refuge from Inhumanity: Enriching Refugee Protection Standards through Recourse to International Humanitarian Law'

01-Jan-2013 Presenter, 'The Principle of Non-refoulement in International Humanitarian Law: The Transfer of Civilians’

At International Conference - 'Refuge from Inhumanity: Enriching Refugee Protection Standards through Recourse to International Humanitarian Law'

01-Jan-2013 Academic Director, Short Course on 'International Protection of Refugees and Displaced Persons' (2013)

This course offers professional participants a solid practical grounding in the protection of refugees and displaced persons under international law through eight once-weekly evening sessions delivered by leading academic experts and practitioners in the field.

01-Jan-2013 Academic Director, Short Course on 'EU Asylum Law and Policy' (2013)

This course offers professional participants a solid practical grounding in EU asylum law and policy through eight once-weekly evening sessions delivered by leading academic experts and practitioners in the field.

01-Jan-2013 Academic Director, Public Seminars - 3rd Series - 'International Refugee Law' (2012-2013)

01-Jan-2013 Academic Director, Public Seminars - jointly with Centre for Study of Emotion and the Law - 'Psychology and Refugee Protection' (2012-2013)

01-Jan-2013 Academic Director, Public Seminars - jointly with Center for Refugee Studies (Canada) - 'The Challenge of Change: Confronting Asylum Law and Practice in the UK and Canada' (2012-2013)

01-Jan-2013 Joint Convenor, International Conference - 'Refuge from Inhumanity: Enriching Refugee Protection Standards through Recourse to International Humanitarian Law'

Joint Convenor with RLI Senior Research Associate Jean-Francois Durieux (University of Oxford); institutional collaboration with Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford

01-Jan-2013 Joint Convenor, International Conference - 'A Liberal Tide: Towards a paradigm shift in Latin American Migration and asylum policy-making?'

Joint Convenor with RLI Doctoral Affiliates Feline Freier (LSE) and Jean-Pierre Gauci (Kings, London); conference generously supported by ISA Conference Grant

01-Jan-2013 Seminar Convenor, 'Deterrence through Detention: The Implications for Asylum in Canada and the UK'

Part of the Public Seminars - jointly with Centre for Refugee Studies (York, Canada) - ‘The Challenge of Change: Confronting Asylum Law and Practice in the UK and Canada’

01-Jan-2013 Seminar Convenor, 'Psychology and Asylum-Seeking Children'

Part of the Public Seminars - jointly with Centre for the Study of Emotion & Law - ‘Psychology and Refugee Protection’

01-Jan-2013 Seminar Convenor, 'Trauma and Credibility'

Part of the Public Seminars - jointly with Centre for the Study of Emotion & Law - ‘Psychology and Refugee Protection’

01-Jan-2013 Seminar Convenor, Paper delivered by Professor Colin Harvey: 'Humanity and Legality: Rights of Refugees and Legal Mobilisation'

Part of the 3rd Seminar Series - 'International Refugee Law' (2012-2013)

01-Jan-2013 Seminar Chair, Paper delivered by Professor Ryszard Piotrowicz: 'The Limits of Refugee Law: Human Trafficking and Challenges to the International Protection Regime'

Part of the 3rd Seminar Series - 'International Refugee Law' (2012-2013)

01-Jan-2013 Seminar Chair, Paper delivered by Professor Deborah Anker: 'Legal Change from the Bottom Up: The Development of Gender Asylum Jurisprudence in the United States'

Part of the 3rd Seminar Series - 'International Refugee Law' (2012-2013)

01-Jan-2013 Seminar Chair, Paper delivered by Dr Maria-Teresa Gil-Bazo: 'The Right to Asylum in the Practice of Latin American and African States'

Part of the 3rd Seminar Series - 'International Refugee Law' (2012-2013)

01-Jan-2013 Joint Convenor, International Conference - 'A Liberal Tide: Towards a paradigm shift in Latin American migration and asylum policy-making'

01-Jan-2013 Panel Convenor, Refugee Law Initiative Panel on 'The Promise of Protection: New Directions in International Refugee Law'

Panel at the IASFM Conference, 6-9 January 2013, in Kolkata, India

01-Jan-2013 Keynote Speaker, 'Reparations for Refugees: The Promise of International Human Rights Law'

Academic paper presented on Refugee Law Initiative Panel at the IASFM Conference, 6-9 January 2013, in Kolkata, India

01-Jan-2012 Keynote Speaker, 'International Refugee Law: Brushstrokes on a Broader Canvas'

Opening lecture at 69th Refugee Law Course, International Institute of Humanitarian Law (IIHL), San Remo, Italy

01-Jan-2012 Panel Chair, 'Regional Developments in Refugee Law'

At International Conference - 'RLI Doctoral Affiliates Network Postgraduate Workshop on Refugee Law'

01-Jan-2012 Panel Convenor, 'Particular Vulnerable Groups'

At International Conference - 'RLI Doctoral Affiliates Network Postgraduate Workshop on Refugee Law'

01-Jan-2012 Keynote Speaker, 'War Refugees'

Presentation of academic paper at the Legal Clinics, 29 November 2012 at Faculty of Law, Ljubljana University, Ljubljana, Slovenia

01-Jan-2012 Seminar Chair, Paper delivered by The Hon Sir Nicholas Blake: 'International Standards and National Application: Asylum Decision Making in the United Kingdom, Strasbourg and Luxembourg'

Part of the 3rd Seminar Series - 'International Refugee Law' (2012-2013)

01-Jan-2012 Seminar Chair, 'Decision-makers and Psychological Evidence'

Part of the Public Seminars - jointly with Centre for the Study of Emotion & Law - ‘Psychology and Refugee Protection’

01-Jan-2012 Seminar Convenor, 'Trauma and Refugee Integration'

Part of the Public Seminars - jointly with Centre for the Study of Emotion & Law - ‘Psychology and Refugee Protection’

01-Jan-2012 Seminar Chair, Paper delivered by Professor Vincent Chetail: 'The Relations between Refugee Law and Human Rights Law: A Systemic Perspective'

Part of the 3rd Seminar Series - 'International Refugee Law' (2012-2013)

01-Jan-2012 Seminar Chair, Paper delivered by Dr Rebecca Stern: 'Interpreting and Implementing Subsidiary Protection: A National, European and International Perspective'

Occassional seminar by Visiting Fellow at the RLI

01-Jan-2012 Keynote Speaker, 'The influence of Europe on the development of refugee protection in Latin America'

Presentation of academic paper at 'I Simpósio Cátedra Sérgio Vieira de Mello (CSVM) - UNISINOS: Refugiados, universidade e direitos humanos no contexto de sociedades em movimento', 18-19 October 2012 at UNISINOS (university), Porto Alegre, Brazil

01-Jan-2012 Convenor, First Skype Conference, RLI Senior Research Associates Network

October 2012

01-Jan-2012 Seminar Convenor, 'Whither refugee protection in the reform of Canadian and British asylum systems'

Part of the Public Seminars - jointly with Centre for Refugee Studies (York, Canada) - ‘The Challenge of Change: Confronting Asylum Law and Practice in the UK and Canada’

01-Jan-2012 Seminar Convenor, 'Fast Track Asylum Processes: UK and Canadian Perspectives'

Part of the Public Seminars - jointly with Centre for Refugee Studies (York, Canada) - ‘The Challenge of Change: Confronting Asylum Law and Practice in the UK and Canada’

01-Jan-2012 Joint Convenor, International Conference - 'RLI Doctoral Affiliates Network Postgraduate Workshop on Refugee Law'

01-Jan-2012 Seminar Chair, Paper delivered by Professor Stephen Meili: 'Comparative approaches to the use of international human rights law in asylum cases in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and United States'

Part of the 2nd Seminar Series - 'International Refugee Law' (2011-2012)

01-Jan-2012 Seminar Convenor, Paper delivered by Professor Roger Zetter: 'Changing identities, declining protection: the securitisation of asylum and refugee policy in Europe'

Part of the Public Seminars - jointly with Refugee Council - 'New Challenges in Refugee Integration' (2011-2012)

01-Jan-2012 Seminar Chair, Paper delivered by Professor James Simeon: 'The supervision of international refugee law'

Part of the 2nd Seminar Series - 'International Refugee Law' (2011-2012)

01-Jan-2012 Academic Director, Paper delivered by Dr Paresh Kathrani: 'History of refugee law'

Part of the Short Course on 'International Protection of Refugees and Displaced Persons' (2012)

01-Jan-2012 Academic Director, Paper delivered by Professor Dallal Stevens: 'Refugee definition (inclusion) in Refugee Convention and regional systems'

Part of the Short Course on 'International Protection of Refugees and Displaced Persons' (2012)

01-Jan-2012 Academic Director, paper delivered by Professor James Simeon: 'Refugee definition (exclusion) and complementary protection statuses'

Part of the Short Course on 'International Protection of Refugees and Displaced Persons' (2012)

01-Jan-2012 Convenor, First Skype Conference, RLI Doctoral Affiliates Network

January 2012

01-Jan-2012 Academic Director, Public Seminars - 2nd Series - 'International Refugee Law' (2011-2012)

01-Jan-2012 Academic Director, Public Seminars - jointly with Refugee Council - 'New Challenges in Refugee Integration' (2011-2012)

01-Jan-2012 Convenor and Presenter, Workshop on Refugee Law and Policy for High-Level Officials of Commonwealth Governments

The objective of the Workshop was to strengthen selected Commonwealth States’ capacity to protect refugees and implement priority Universal Periodic Review recommendations on refugee protection. Within the structure of a targeted training programme delivered by academic experts and leading practitioners, high-level officials charged with designing and implementing refugee policies in fifteen Commonwealth countries exchanged knowledge and perspectives, and engage with important new research and thinking in the field. The Workshop was made possible with the support of a Human Rights and Democracy Grant from the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

01-Jan-2012 Presenter, 'Review Procedures for Asylum Determinations'

Presentation delivered and debated at the 'Workshop on Refugee Law and Policy for High Level Officials of Commonwealth Governments' at Session I on 14 February 2012

01-Jan-2012 Academic Director, Short Course on 'International Protection of Refugees and Displaced Persons' (2012)

This course offers professional participants a solid practical grounding in the protection of refugees and displaced persons under international law through eight once-weekly evening sessions delivered by leading academic experts and practitioners in the field.

01-Jan-2012 Seminar convenor, Paper delivered by Professor Alastair Ager: 'Integration: global perspectives on the transition from being apart to being a part (of something)'

Part of the Public Seminars - jointly with Refugee Council - 'New Challenges in Refugee Integration' (2011-2012)

01-Jan-2012 Academic Director, Paper delivered by Professor Helene Lambert: 'Rights of refugees: focus on non-refoulement in refugee and human rights law'

Part of the Short Course on 'International Protection of Refugees and Displaced Persons' (2012)

01-Jan-2012 Keynote Speaker, 'Lessons learnt from the transitional justice process in Colombia including reintegration and amnesties'

FCO Roundtable on Transitional Justice with Nepalese government whips; organised by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office

01-Jan-2012 Seminar convenor, Open Debate with the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Refugees

Part of the Public Seminars - jointly with Refugee Council - 'New Challenges in Refugee Integration' (2011-2012)

01-Jan-2012 Seminar Chair, Paper delivered by S Chelvan: 'Queer cases, great law: The fast-developing field of LGBTI refugee law'

Part of the 2nd Seminar Series - 'International Refugee Law' (2011-2012)

01-Jan-2012 Academic Director, Paper delivered by Jean-Francois Durieux: 'International responses to refugees: States and UNHCR'

Part of the Short Course on 'International Protection of Refugees and Displaced Persons' (2012)

01-Jan-2012 Academic Director, Paper delivered by Mark Symes: 'Refugees in the UK/EU: an implementation case study'

Part of the Short Course on 'International Protection of Refugees and Displaced Persons' (2012)

01-Jan-2012 Academic Director, Paper delivered by Professor Satvinder Juss: 'Contemporary challenges in refugee protection'

Part of the Short Course on 'International Protection of Refugees and Displaced Persons' (2012)

01-Jan-2012 Presenter, 'Refugees and IDPs in Situations of Armed Conflict'

Part of the Short Course on 'International Protection of Refugees and Displaced Persons' (2012)

01-Jan-2012 Seminar Chair, Paper delivered by Professor Patricia Tuitt: 'Refugees, law and postcolonial theory'

Part of the 2nd Seminar Series - 'International Refugee Law' (2011-2012)

01-Jan-2012 Seminar Chair, Paper delivered by Professor Geoff Gilbert: 'The law of exclusion from refugee status: recent developments'

Part of the 2nd Seminar Series - 'International Refugee Law' (2011-2012)

01-Jan-2012 Joint-Convenor and Particpant, Roundtable on 'Country of Origin Information and Due Process'

The expert roundtable was jointly convened with the International Association of Refugee Law Judges (IARLJ) and the UNHCR. It brought together judges involved in two of the IARLJ’s Working Parties (Procedures and COI), UNHCR, leading NGOs and academics concerned with Country of Origin Information (COI), representatives of governments as well as lawyers and practitioners. Its aim was to help produce draft best practice guidelines in checklist form for judges around the world on the procedural aspects of the use and role of COI in asylum-related cases.

01-Jan-2012 Chair, Panel on 'Article 1F(c) - guilty of acts contrary to the purposes and principles of the United Nations'

Article 1F Policy and Practice Expert Workshop held at the Centre for Refugee Studies, York University, Toronto, Canada

01-Jan-2012 Chair, Panel on 'New Approaches and Challenges to Settlement'

Panel at “Reconstructing Refuge and Settlement: Responding to the Global Dynamics of Displacement” Conference at York University, Toronto, organised by the Canadian Association for Refugee and Forced Migration Studies (CARFMS)

01-Jan-2012 Chair, Panel on 'Social Age and Education'

Panel at “Reconstructing Refuge and Settlement: Responding to the Global Dynamics of Displacement” Conference at York University, Toronto, organised by the Canadian Association for Refugee and Forced Migration Studies (CARFMS)

01-Jan-2012 Keynote Speaker, 'Colombia: Legal and practical implications of "transnational" reparations'

Policy discussion event on 'Displacement, transitional justice and reconciliation: Assumptions, challenges and lessons' - organised at Canada House by the Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford

01-Jan-2012 Convenor, Second Skype Conference, RLI Doctoral Affiliates Network

April 2012

01-Jan-2012 Convenor, Third Skype Conference, RLI Doctoral Affiliates Network

June 2012

01-Jan-2012 Convenor, Fourth Skype Conference, RLI Doctoral Affiliates Network

October 2012

01-Jan-2011 Seminar Chair, Paper delivered by Professor Goodwin-Gill: 'Article 1F of the 1951 Convention: denying refugee status because of acts contrary to the purposes and principles of the United Nations'

Part of the 2nd Seminar Series - 'International Refugee Law' (2011-2012)

01-Jan-2011 Seminar Chair, Paper delivered by Dr Hugo Story: 'Armed conflict and refugee law: are courts getting it right?'

Part of the 2nd Seminar Series - 'International Refugee Law' (2011-2012)

01-Jan-2011 Seminar Chair, Paper delivered by Raza Husain QC: 'The right to asylum in EU law'

Part of the 2nd Seminar Series - 'International Refugee Law' (2011-2012)

01-Jan-2011 Radio interview, 'Profesor david cantor, especialista en temas de desplazamiento y refugiados, comenta la ley de víctimas de colombia'

Radio interview with Julio Sanchez-Cristo on the popular morning 'La W' radio show

01-Jan-2011 TV interview, 'Special report: Refugees'

Interview with Analisis Mundial of the Cablenoticias TV station in Colombia

01-Jan-2011 Academic Director, Public Seminar Series - ICWS / IALS / UNHCR 'International Refugee Law' (2010-2011)

01-Jan-2011 Joint Convenor, International Conference - 'In the Shadow of the ICC: Colombia and International Criminal Justice'

01-Jan-2011 Workshop Presentation, 'Return and Non-State Armed Groups; The Colombian Case'

Presented to expert workshop on 'Armed Non-State Actors and the Protection of Internally Displaced Persons' organised by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre and Geneva Call

01-Jan-2011 Joint Convenor and Panellist for 'Dispatches - The Kids Britain Doesn't Want' event

Joint Convenor with Refugee Council of public seminar; speaker on panel

01-Jan-2011 Convenor and Chair, Workshop on 'The Role of the ICRC in Protecting and Assisting Refugees and Displaced Persons'

The Workshop brought together key scholars and practitioners in order to explore the role played by the ICRC in the response to forced displacement and address these serious shortcomings in our knowledge. The workshop gathered fourteen participants around the table, including former and current ICRC staff, former and current staff from UNHCR and the Norwegian Refugee Council, and UK and overseas academics.

01-Jan-2011 Presenter, 'La protección de los desplazados internos y el contexto colombiano'

Two presentations made by invitation of UNHCR Venezuela at Universidad Catolica de Tachira, San Cristobal - 25 and 26 November 2011

01-Jan-2011 Seminar Chair, paper delivered by Professor Loren B Landau: 'Authority and inclusion: reconsidering the meaning of integration in a fragmented age'

Part of the Public Seminars - jointly with Refugee Council - 'New Challenges in Refugee Integration' (2011-2012)

01-Jan-2011 Convenor of seminar, Paper delivered by Dr Maja Korac-Sanderson: 'Refugee-centred versus State-centred approaches to integration'

Part of the Public Seminars - jointly with Refugee Council - 'New Challenges in Refugee Integration' (2011-2012)

01-Jan-2011 Seminar Convenor, Paper delivered by Professor Alice Bloch: 'Employment: integration, exclusion and human rights'

Part of the Public Seminars - jointly with Refugee Council - 'New Challenges in Refugee Integration' (2011-2012)

01-Jan-2010 Workshop Presentation, 'Forced displacement in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Law'

Lead paper at 'Challenges in the Prosecution of the Crime of Forced Displacement' Seminar organised by the Colombian Prosecutor's Office and Norwegian Refugee Council to train the newly created unit of the colombian prosecutor's office responsible for investigating the crime of forced displacement

01-Jan-2010 Newspaper interview, 'Retorno en Colombia sería el más complejo del mundo'

Interview with Colombian national newspaper El Colombiano

01-Jan-2010 Workshop Presentation, 'Strategies to manage insecurity: return and displacement in colombia'

Presented at Workshop on Returns and Displacement organised by UN OCHA

Joint Convenor, International Workshop on ‘The Meaning of Solidarity for Refugee Protection in the EU’

International workshop, jointly with RLI/QMUL, led by Dr Violeta Moreno-Lax

Knowledge transfer activities:

Details
Undesirable and Unreturnable? Policy Challenges around Excluded Asylum-Seekers and Migrants Suspected of Serious Criminality but who cannot be removed

Two year RLI-CICJ collaborative project funded by a research network grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to create a global network of academics and policy makers. This group will explore a subject that has raised empirical and theoretical questions for refugee, criminal and human rights law, as well as for political philosophy and history.

Pushing the Boundaries: New Dynamics of Forced Migration and Transnational Responses in Latin America

Three-year project funded under Future Research Leaders Grant by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), integrating a range of research and knowledge transfer activities

High Level Workshop on Refugee Law for Commonwealth Officials

Funded by British Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Refugee Law Initiative

The RLI aims to function as a national focal point for leading and promoting the refugee law research agenda. It will work to create a network to engage the UK community of refugee law scholars and practitioners, stimulate collaboration between academics and non-academics, and achieve policy impact at the national and international level.

The Role of the ICRC in Protecting and Assisting Refugees and Displaced Persons

Convenor and Chair of International Workshop

La protección de los desplazados internos y el contexto colombiano [Protection of IDPs and the Colombian context]

Training provided through UNHCR to government officials on my area of specialisation

Managing insecurity: displacement and return during the Colombian conflict

This project aimed to mitigate the insecurity faced by the millions of displaced persons (desplazados) in Colombia when they return home during the protracted armed conflict.

My interdisciplinary doctoral research in Colombia has shown that:

(1) Most desplazado returns are to zones of active conflict, but returnees utilise various strategies to improve community resilience to harms and livelihood risks associated with the armed conflict.
(2) State law, policy and practice display serious shortcomings, including a lack of support for returnees' local strategies to manage insecurity.
(3) Local and international organisations can play a crucial role in mitigating insecurity for returnees, but often miss this opportunity.

Grounded in these research outputs, the project has promoted strategies to reinforce security for returnees through a process of dialogue and 'knowledge exchange' with the public and third sectors in Colombia. This has been achieved through a series of workshops, public debates and other targeted interventions directed towards improving the law, policy and practice of key institutions that have a determinate influence on the security of desplazado communities returning home in the midst of the armed conflict. The input of these ultimate beneficiaries has been incorporated as a crucial component of the dialogues.

Consultancy & Media
Available for consultancy:
Yes
Media experience:
Yes
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