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International Institute of Humanitarian Law

30-06-2001 Article, International Review of the Red Cross, No. 842

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees and in support of the global consultations on international protection launched by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the International Institute of Humanitarian Law, in cooperation with the High Commissioner for Refugees, is organizing its 25th Round Table on

 Refugees: A Continuing Challenge  

from 6-8 September 2001, in San Remo, Italy.

The Round Table will discuss the following four items:

  1. The legal and humanitarian values of the 1951 Refugee Conven-tion: Lessons from the first fifty years;

  2. The OAU Convention and temporary protection in Europe: What can each learn from the other?

  3. Reconciling refugee protection and migration control: can it be done?

  4. The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and refugees.

A special panel of experts, whose meetings will run concurrently with those in the plenary, will conduct a detailed examination of the state of the law in three evolving aspects of the refugee definition: membership of a particular social group, gender-related persecution, and internal flight alternative.

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Mr. Ruud Lubbers, will open the Round Table with a statement on “Protecting refugees in a globalized world”.

For any information please contact the Institute at either ad dress: 

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