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Is it the End for Refugee Protection?

McLaughlin College International Lecture

Presented by Professor David James Cantor

The global refugee protection regime is under attack as no longer ‘fit for ‘purpose’. Implicit in some of the more trenchant critiques is the contention that the underlying structure of refugee law has outlived its utility in articulating a shared vision of the fundamentals of refugee protection. Are we looking at the ‘end days’ of refugee law?

The lecture offers a perspective on this topical question from a longstanding practitioner in this field. It begins by assessing several of the more critiques of the legal framework underpinning the refugee protection regime. It then asks whether the field of refugee law is itself well-placed to help in articulating a new shared global vision of refugee protection.

Registration is required.


Nov 01 2021


2:30 pm - 3:30 pm


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