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RLI Working Paper Series

The Refugee Law Initiative welcomes to the Editorial Board of the Working Papers series:  Ms Perveen Ali; Ms Bríd Ní Ghráinne; Ms Marina Sharpe; Ms Vladislava Stoyanova; Ms Evangelia – Lilian Tsourdi; and Ms Tamara Wood - all Doctoral Affiliates at the RLI. Mr Ruvi Ziegler has been appointed to the role of Editor-in-Chief of the series. 

The RLI invites submissions to its Working Papers Series. The series provides for the rapid dissemination of preliminary research results and other work in progress, reflecting cross and inter-disciplinary interests within refugee law and policy, broadly defined. Recent papers have considered integration, detention and smuggling of asylum-seekers, gender-related asylum claims and long-term encampment.

RLI Working Papers are prominently displayed on the RLI website as a resource for scholars and practitioners worldwide. Papers published in the series may subsequently be published in journals or books provided that an acknowledgement is given to the RLI Working Papers Series.

Papers must be based on original research, conform to the usual standard of academic publishing, be fully referenced and presented in the standard technical format employed by the series. Papers will be evaluated based on their contemporary relevance, contribution to the field, structure and analytical rigour. Please refer to the submission guide available below. Submissions are received on a rolling basis.

For further information, and to submit a paper please contact the Editor-in-Chief, Mr Ruvi Ziegler, at

If you would like to know the criteria for publication please click here [PDF].

RLI Seminar Reports

New Challenges in Refugee Integration

International Refugee Law Seminars, 2nd Series

RLI Conference Reports

  • Roundtable on Due Process Considerations relating to the Use of Country of Origin Information in Refugee Status Determination Procedures hosted on 22nd May 2012 by the RLI - jointly with the International Association of Refugee Law Judges (IARLJ) and UNHCR
    Report of Proceedings

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How MA in Refugee Protection and Forced Migration Studies student, Sylvester Chapotera, aims to fulfil a lifetime goal

Sylvester Chapotera was awarded the Guy-Goodwin Scholarship on the MA in Refugee Protection and Forced Migration Studies. He tells us about how his programme of study contributes to his ambition to become a future leader in refugee protection.