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 one of its authors, Catherine Dauvergne. They will discuss issues ranging from resettlement of refugees, the on-going challenges faced by women seeking protection, and displacement in the context of disasters and climate change.

  • 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.
  • Audrey Macklin, University of Toronto Faculty of Law
  • 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.