25 SEP 2021

15.30 – 17.30


The ‘Beyond Refuge’ Summer School on Refugee Rights and Forced Migration

This year, to mark the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the 1951 Refugee Convention, 29 participants from over 14 different countries have come together as part of the first-ever ‘‘Beyond Refuge’ Summer School on Refugee Rights and Forced Migration’, to discuss various methods and approaches to advance and strengthen protections for refugees, forcibly displaced, and at-risk populations in different host country settings. This plenary session is dedicated to them. Please join us as we discuss and explore their creative and cutting-edge proposals for advancing rights to meet the defining challenges of today and the future – from non-inclusive and non-gender-informed social protections, to climate-induced forced migration, protracted displacement, and loss of livelihood resilience in a changing world.  


Sara Hossain | BLAST

Sumaiya Islam | Open Society Justice Initiative

Paula Banerjee | MCRG

Amrita Paul | Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative

Leni Mulyani | Pasundan University

Hadia Awan | University of Central Punjab

Natasha Kabir | Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust (BLAST)

Małgorzata Dziewanowska | University of Warsaw

Wendy Morrish | BABSEACLE