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The "Refugee Crisis": Challenges and Implications for International and EU Law

Event Details

Time: 17:30-19:30 (followed by a drinks reception)

Venue: British Institute of International and Comparative Law, Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5JP

This event will examine the legal questions arising from the so-called "refugee crisis", looking at implications for International and European refugee law frameworks, the Schengen aquis and the Dublin system as well as for private vessels engaged in maritime search and rescue.

Beyond and through these questions, this seminar will also address the contemporary relevance of the 1951 Refugee Convention and the response of the European Union and its Member States (now and post-Brexit) as actors in public international law.


  • Alison Harvey, Immigration Law Practitioners Association


  • Kiran Khosla, International Chamber of Shipping
  • Leonie Ansems de Vries, King's College London
  • Helene Lambert, University of Westminster
  • Ingrid Boccardi, University College London
  • Hugo Storey, Former Upper Tribunal Judge (Immigration and Asylum Chamber)
  • Mark Camilleri, European Asylum Support Office

This event is part of the Arthur Watts Public International Law Seminar Series sponsored by Volterra Fietta and has been convened by Jean-Pierre Gauci, Research Fellow in Public International Law and Jill Barrett, Arthur Watts Senior Research Fellow in Public International Law.

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CPD Accreditation

This event is accredited for 2 CPD hours.

Pricing and Registration

BIICL Members:

  • Individual - £40
  • Full-time Academic - £25
  • Full-time Student - £15


  • Individual - £70
  • Full-time Academic - £45
  • Full-time Student - £25

N.B. The Academic rate also applies to staff of government and non-profit organisations.

Free NGO Places

A limited number of places for this event are available for staff of NGOs to attend free of charge as part of an initiative by the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law to provide NGOs with access to legal education and training events.

Please email our Events Team at with your contact details, your position and the NGO that you work for. We will organise your attendance, subject to availability.

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