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The Right to International Protection: A Pendulum between Globalization and Nativization?

At this free, online conference, top scholars and policymakers gather to discuss the state of international refugee protection and governance and take stock of the implementation of the UN’s Global Compact on Refugees and the Global Compact for Migration.

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26 August 2021 - 27 August 2021
Toronto/online, Canada
At the PROTECT project’s virtual conference on 26 – 27 August, we will present our midterm findings and discuss their policy relevance.

On day one (26 August), our researchers will give bite-sized presentations of our Work Package findings, which are all dedicated to studying the impacts of the Global Compact on Refugees (GCR) and the Global Compact for Migration (GCM) in different manners. The conference will feature a keynote address by Professor James C. Hathaway, University of Michigan Law School.

Day two (27 August) is dedicated to two plenary panels; a Policy Forum and an Academic Forum. While the Policy Forum gathers significant national and international actors involved in the global governance of international protection, the Academic Forum is specially devised to communicate with top scholars in the field in order to have their evaluations of the quality and validity of our research results. On both days we invite guests to ask questions and participate in our online facilitated discussion spaces. Full video talks where we present our findings in detail will be sent out to all attendees in advance.

NB! Time Zone is Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

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Migration, Asylum, GCM, GCR, 1951 Convention, CEAS, Refugee protection, international protection, refugee crisis, New Pact on Asylum and Migration