International Refugee Law Documents

A Half-Century of Universal Refugee Protection Under Threat

By Guy S Goodwin-Gill

On the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Protocol on Refugees, top refugee law expert Guy S Goodwin-Gill explains the...

Iraqi Christians Face Deportation under Trump

By Lolita Brayman

In June 2017, one of the largest Iraqi Christian populations in the world outside of Iraq was ambushed by raids...

The Duty to State Reasons for Asylum Decisions Under EU Law

By Jenny Poon

In the adjudication of asylum claims under international law, officials have a duty to state the reasons for their decisions...

Access to Socio-Economic Rights for Refugees: A Comparison Across Six African Countries

Authors: Sergio Carciotto & Cristiano d’Orsi
A report published by The Scalabrini Institute for Human Mobility in Africa (SIHMA), March...

Asylum-Seekers Challenge DHS Over One-Year Filing Deadline

By Lolita Brayman

On June 30, four asylum-seekers filed a class action lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for...

How to Help Admitted Muslim Refugees Enter the U.S.

By Jill Goldenziel

The media is abuzz with reports of refugees—including those who assisted U.S. forces in Iraq—being turned back from...

Trump's 100-Day Action Plan

By Lolita Brayman

The 2016 presidential election is finally behind us and the results are in. Despite losing the popular vote to Hillary...

The Executive Order barring Muslims and Refugees

By Susan M. Akram

The January 27 executive order (EO) called “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States”...

An African Protocol on Mass-Influx of Refugees

By Cristiano D'Orsi

According to a 2004 Conclusion (No. 100) adopted by the Executive Committee (ExCom) of the Programme of the United...

Interpreters in Expulsion Proceedings and European Human Rights Law

Authors: Stefan Kirchner and Emilia Lindroos

The high number of refugees in Europe has led to an increase in asylum applications,...

Kinshasa Flooding & the UN Development Goals: State & Corporate Responsibilities

By Tom Syring

March 22, 2017 marks the 24th annual World Water Day [1] – an appropriate occasion to reflect upon the connection between...

The International Refugee Law Interest Group proudly announces the winner of its 2017 Student Essay Competition: Ms. Jenny Poon, a Ph.D. student...