Complicity and Exclusion in International Refugee Law

As the number of protracted armed conflicts in the world continues to escalate, the issue of exclusion from international refugee law becomes more relevant and acute. This presentation will consider the extent and nature of non-international armed conflict or intrastate conflict, the mass production of refugees, and the exclusion of those who have committed serious international crimes from refugee protection, and their possible prosecution for the commission of "atrocity crimes:" genocide: ethnic cleansing: crimes against humanity: and, war crimes.

Presenter: Dr. James C. Simeon is the Head of McLaughlin College and an Associate Professor in the School of Public Policy and Administration. His areas of research interest include public international law and public policy and administration and he has published and presented widelyin these disciplinary fields. Some of his edited book publications include: Critical Issues in International Refugee Law; The UNHCR and the Supervision of International Refugee Law; Forced Migration and the Advancement of International Protection; and, forthcoming, The Criminalization of Migration: Context and Consequences (edited with Idil Atak).

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Speaker: James Simeon
Date: Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Time: 12 pm - 1:30 pm
Location: Senior Common Room, 140 McLaughlin College

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Hosted by the Office of the Head of McLaughlin College.