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The 13th IASFM Conference will be hosted by the Refugee Law Project (RLP), Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda, on July 3-6, 2011.
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IASFM 13 Conference Website
IASFM 13 Accommodation Options
IASFM 13 Grant application form
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IASFM 13 Conference Rates
OECD and high income non-OECD:
Member rate Early $300
Member rate Late $400
Non-member rate Early $500
Non-member rate Late $600
Non-OECD and students:
Member rate Early $150
Member rate Late $200
Non-member rate Early $350
Non-member rate Late $450
Flat rate $100
For more information about how to become a member and membership fees, visit the Membership page.
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IASFM 13 Program Committee
Chair: Moses Chrispus Okello, firstname.lastname@example.org, Refugee Law Project, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
Rapporteur: Priyanca Mathur Velath, PhD Candidate, Centre for the Study of Law and Governance, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
Jessica Anderson, email@example.com, African Centre for Migration and Society, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
Paula Banerjee, firstname.lastname@example.org, Mahanirban Calcutta Research Group, Calcutta, India
Alexander Betts, email@example.com, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
Michael Collyer, firstname.lastname@example.org, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK
Chris Dolan, email@example.com, Refugee Law Project, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
Lucy Hovil, firstname.lastname@example.org, International Refugee Rights Initiative, Cape Town, South Africa
Nishanie Jayamaha, email@example.com, United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Danesh Jayatilaka, firstname.lastname@example.org
Zhou Jian, email@example.com, National Research Center for Resettlement, Hohai University, Nanjing, China.
Briony Jones, firstname.lastname@example.org, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
Martin David Jones, email@example.com, University of York, York, UK
Amrita Lamba, firstname.lastname@example.org
Beth Mercurio, email@example.com, Institute for the Study of International Migration, Georgetown University, Washington, USA
Michele Millard, firstname.lastname@example.org, Centre for Refugee Studies, York University, Toronto, Canada
John Nassari, email@example.com, University of East London, London, UK
Phil Orchard, firstname.lastname@example.org, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
Tara Polzer, email@example.com, African Centre for Migration and Society, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
Vasu Reddy, VasuReddy@hsrc.ac.za, Human and Social Development Research Programme, Human Sciences Research Council of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa
Pilar Riaño-Alcalá, firstname.lastname@example.org, University of British Colombia, Vancouver, Canada
Fernando Serrano, email@example.com, Consultant, Bogotá, Colombia
Nomusa Taylor-Dube, firstname.lastname@example.org, Centre for Refugee Studies, Toronto, Canada
Irene Tumwebaze, email@example.com, Refugee Law Project, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
Effie Voutira, firstname.lastname@example.org, University of Macedonia, Department of Balkan, Slavic and Oriental Studies, Thessaloniki, Greece
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The IASFM 13 Conference Host
The host of the IASFM13 will be the Refugee Law Project (RLP), Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda. RLP was established in 1999 to provide legal aid to asylum seekers and refugees in Uganda. This was in response to an extensive research project led by Dr Barbara Harrell-Bond and Dr Guglielmo Verdirame. They found that, despite Uganda’s strong international reputation for providing asylum to refugees, refugees did not always enjoy their rights in accordance with domestic and international law.
Since then, the provision of legal aid has been supported by adding a psycho-social unit which provides clients with counseling and referrals on a range of non-legal matters, including sexual and gender based violence, access to medical care, housing and education. The provision of direct support is complemented by education and training activities. These are targeted both at duty bearers such as police, immigration officers, judges, magistrates and local government officials, and also at refugees themselves.
In particular, RLP has a well-established English language training program which helps refugees to speak on their own behalf in encounters with officials and Ugandan citizens. All these activities are supported by an active research and advocacy department which seeks to provide the necessary empirical support for any debate about policy and legislation, and to advocate on behalf of our client base.
Over the last ten years the focus of RLP has broadened. While RLP started by looking exclusively at the situation of refugees and asylum seekers, it has become increasingly important also to assist other forced migrants, notably Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and deportees. RPL has also found it important to consider the question of transitional justice as it affects forcibly displaced populations. As such, the overall focus of the RLP can now be described as Justice & Forced Migration.
You can find more information about the RLP by accessing the website www.refugeelawproject.org.