International Protection of Refugees and Displaced Persons: Introduction - concepts and history of refugee protection : DELETED

Dr Paresh Kathrani, University of Westminster

06 February 2013, 18:00 - 20:30

Event Type:
Short course
STB3 (Stewart House, basement)
Venue Details:

Stewart House
University of London
32 Russell Square 
London WC1B 5DN


This session provides an overall introduction to the topic of refugee law, focusing upon its historical emergence and development as well as the conceptual framework and theoretical debates surrounding asylum.

Dr Paresh Kathrani completed his law degrees in London and, having taken some gap years, in which he built on his Masters work on war crimes in the Balkans, spent several years in law firm assisting asylum seekers with their protection claims. He left practice to complete his PhD in International Refugee Law and Legal Theory and currently lectures at the University of Westminster, where his module leadership responsibilities include Public, Constitutional and Administrative Law. He also teaches Refugee Law on the UN Human Rights module. He has provided consultancy on globalisation and human rights, and also published in this field, and is currently conducting interdisciplinary research in sociology and refugee protection.

For further information about Refugee Law Initiative short courses, please visit the RLI website.