The Oxford Handbook of International Refugee Law: A conversation


The Oxford Handbook of International Refugee Law is a ground-breaking new book. Its 65 chapters, involving 78 authors, critique the status quo in international refugee law and set the agenda for future research.

Bahati Kanyamanza will engage in a discussion with one of the Handbook’s editors, Professor Jane McAdam, and two of its authors, Professors Deborah Anker and Catherine Dauvergne. They will discuss the state of asylum in North America, the notion of regional protection, and on-going challenges faced by women seeking protection.

  • Deborah Anker is Founder of the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program and Clinical Professor of Law, Harvard Law School.
  • Catherine Dauvergne is the Provost and Vice-President Academic at Simon Fraser University, Canada.
  • Bahati Kanyamanza is a trained teacher and lawyer, with extensive experience in non-profit leadership and advocacy. As a 14-year old, he fled the Democratic Republic of Congo and spent the next 18 years as a refugee in Uganda. He was resettled to the United States in 2016.
  • Ian M Kysel is a Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor of Law at Cornell Law School, where he co-directs the Asylum and Convention Against Torture Appellate Clinic.
  • Jane McAdam is Scientia Professor of Law and Director of the Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law at UNSW Sydney.

The event is proudly hosted by the American Society of International Law’s International Refugee Law Interest Group, and will be chaired by its co-chair, Ian M Kysel.

Date and Location

Thursday, June 24, 2021 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm