Further to expressions of interest made by members at the IASFM 12 Nicosia conference to form a series of working groups, 3 disciplines were suggested by way of discussions. These included International Refugee Law (IRL), International Relations (IR), and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs). The initiative came under the purview of the Programme Affairs and Innovations Officers who in consultation with others interested drew up the below TOR with details stipulating the development, functioning, and outcome of the Working Groups (WG).

Both the IRL and IDP groups presented proposals for their clusters and were formally constituted into such workings groups with activities including organizing dedicated panels for the next conference, sharing information on research findings, sharing details on funding, promoting collaborations and partnerships, encouraging advocacy activities including workshops and publications, and providing feedback to each others concerning working papers and work in progress. The IRL and IDP working groups with their founding members are listed below.

With procedure needs concluded and the base set presently both the IRL and IDP groups are conducting internal discussions to finalize and move ahead with activities. By way of early external collaborations Forced Migration Online at Oxford has offered to host papers produced by the WGs in its website as well as podcasts of panels. The FMO Discussion List has also been made available for coordinators to disseminate notices and other information.

IASFM-WG on International Refugee Law (IRL)  IASFM-WG on Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)
Martin Jones, University of York, UK (Coordinator) Danesh Jayatilaka, University of Colombo (Coordinator)
Alice Edwards, University of Oxford, UK (Coordinator) Tamlyn Monson, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg (Coordinator)
Angus Francis, Queensland University of Technology, Australia (Coordinator) Elizabeth G. Ferris, Brookings-Bern Project on Internal Displacement, Washington DC
Esra Kaytaz, University of Oxford, UK Robert Muggah, Small Arms Survey, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva
Matthew Albert, University of Oxford, UK Amrita Lamba, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Sam Cheung, UNHCR, Malaysia Rajith W.D. Lakshman, University of Colombo
Sivitri Taylor, La Trobe University, Melbourne Kopalapillai  Amirthalingam, University of Colombo
Susan Kneebone, Monash University, Melbourne Cathrine Brun, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim
Phil Orchard, University of Queensland, Brisbane Jeff Crisp, UNHCR, Geneva
  Shi Guoqing, National Research Center for Resettlement, Hohai University, China
  Jian Zhou, National Research Center for Resettlement, China

International Refugee Law (IRL)

International Relations (IR)

Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)

Good Practices in Refugee Resettlement, June 2003 – September 2005, Closed