No country of asylum: 'legitimizing' Lebanon's rejection of the 1951 Refugee Convention
How do States ‘legitimize’ their non-ratification of the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees and the 1967 Protocol relating to the Status of Refugees? This talk will examine the case of Lebanon, a country frequently hailed by the international community for its generosity towards refugees, and currently hosting the highest number of refugees in the world in proportion to its population size. While Lebanon engaged actively in the establishment of the international refugee regime, it has long insisted that it is not a country of asylum and steadfastly rejects ratification of the major refugee law instruments. Based on field research in Lebanon, the talk will explore four main arguments as to why Lebanon continues to resist ratification of the 1951 Refugee Convention and its Protocol.
Date: 7 March 2018, 17:00 (Wednesday, 8th week, Hilary 2018)
Venue: Queen Elizabeth House, 3 Mansfield Road OX1 3TB
Venue Details: Seminar Room 3
Speaker: Professor Maja Janmyr (University of Oslo)
Organising department: Refugee Studies Centre
Part of: Refugee Studies Centre Public Seminar Series
Topics: Refugees--Law and legislation
Booking required?: Not required
Audience: Public
Editor: Tamsin Kelk