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The Relations between Refugee Law and Human Rights Law - A Systemic Perspective

The Relations between Refugee Law and Human Rights Law - A Systemic Perspective

Update: 2012-10-12
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Human Rights Consortium (Refugee Law Initiative)

International Refugee Law seminar series: The Relations between Refugee Law and Human Rights Law - A Systemic Perspective

Vincent Chetail is Professor of Public International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (Geneva). He is Director of the Programme for the Study of Global Migration and was formerly the Research Director of the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights. His main fields of interest relate to human rights law, international humanitarian law, refugee law and international migration law. Prof. Chetail is Editor-in-Chief of Refugee Survey Quarterly (Oxford University Press) and General Editor of the book series “Organisation internationale et relations internationales” (Bruylant, Brussels).

Prof. Vincent Chetail will provide a critical assessment of the interactions between international refugee law and human rights law. Although refugee law and human rights law were initially conceived as two distinct branches of public international law, their multifaceted interaction is now well acknowledged in both state practice and academic writings. However the normative impact of their relationships has been rarely apprehended through a systemic perspective. This seminar will be the occasion to explore the relations between refugee law and human rights law from a holistic and critical angle. It will be argued that human rights law has radically informed and transformed the distinctive tenets of the Refugee Convention to such an extent that the normative frame of forced migration has been displaced from refugee law to human rights law.

This event is co-organised by the Human Rights Consortium and the Institute of Commonwealth Studies.
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The Relations between Refugee Law and Human Rights Law - A Systemic Perspective

The Relations between Refugee Law and Human Rights Law - A Systemic Perspective

School of Advanced Study, University of London