Chatham House Primer: What is a Refugee?
Professor William Maley will offer an introduction to the complex idea of 'the refugee' - setting the current European crisis within the wider history of human exile and displaced peoples.
The talk will cover:
- Differentiating migrants, asylum seekers, displaced persons and refugees
- The post war origins of modern refugee protections
- Legal definition of a refugee:
- Article 14(1) of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights 1948
- Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees 1951
- Optional Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees 1967
- The rights and obligations of refugees and host countries
- Refugee flows by numbers
- The current European refugee crisis: reviewing the efficacy of some proposed solutions
- The human side of the refugee ‘problem’
About Chatham House Primers
The Chatham House Primer Series is a unique programme of talks designed to bridge the gap between introductory level subject knowledge and a more advanced understanding geared towards practical application, higher-level discussion and policy debate.
With each talk hosted by a leading expert, the Primer series aims to provide the audience with a solid grounding in topics of academic curiosity, key international affairs concepts and the issues behind the news.
This event will be followed by a reception open to all attendees.