Expert Meetings

Expert Meetings, 19 February 2014

To take stock of developments in refugee law and to examine a number of emerging issues, UNHCR, often in cooperation with its partners, organizes expert meetings, also in the context of implementation of the Agenda for Protection. To facilitate discussion, background papers are commissioned from experts. Depending on the topic, participants in the roundtable discussions are drawn from governments, NGOs, academia, the judiciary and the legal profession.

Expert roundtable on the interpretation of the extended refugee definition contained in the 1984 Cartagena Declaration on Refugees

Montevideo, Uruguay, 15-16 October 2013


Roundtable on Temporary Protection

San Remo, Italy, 15-16 July 2013


Roundtable on International Protection of Persons Fleeing Armed Conflict and Other Situations of Violence

Cape Town, South Africa, 13 14 September 2012, hosted by the Refugee Rights Project of the University of Cape Town

Background papers:


Roundtable on Temporary Protection

San Remo, Italy, 19-20 July 2012


Expert Meeting on Refugees and Asylum-Seekers in Distress at Sea How Best to Respond?

8-10 November 2011, Djibouti


Expert Meeting on International Cooperation to Share Burden and Responsibilities

27-28 June 2011, Amman, Jordan


Global Roundtable on Alternatives to Detention Geneva

11-12 May 2011

UNHCR co-hosts global discussions on alternatives to the detention of asylum-seekers, refugees, migrants and the stateless.


ICTR-UNHCR Expert Meeting on Complementarities between International Refugee Law, International Criminal Law and International Human Rights Law

Arusha, Tanzania, 11-13 April 2011


Maintaining the Civilian and Humanitarian Character of Asylum

Geneva, June 2004


Effective Protection

Lisbon, December 2002


Religious Persecution

Baltimore, October 2002


Rescue-at-Sea

Lisbon, March 2002