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The Dutch Council for Refugees, in cooperation with the International Institute of Social Studies, announces a dissertation prize competition: Respect for Refugee Rights.

This competition is intended to stimulate both bachelors and masters research concerning the (lack of) protection of refugees in the regions where they come from, as well as in transit countries.

For more information: http://www.iss.nl/news_events/iss_news/detail/article/76307-iss-and-dutch-refugee-council-launch-dissertation-prize/

The following (professional) vacancies are available at the Refugee Law Project, which forms part of the Faculty of Law at Makerere University in Uganda.

refugee-law-project-logoAdministrative Assistant – Kitgum [1]
Trainee (Gender & Sexuality)
Legal Assistant [2]
Legal Officer [1]
Sexual and Gender Based Officer [1]
Community Counselors (Nakivale and Kyangwali Refugee Settlement) [4]
Community English Language Instructors (Nakivale and Kyangwali Refugee Settlements) [4]
Community Paralegal (Nakivale and Kyangwali Refugee Settlement) [4]

For complete details on the vacancies, kindly follow the links to each. Deadline for submission of applications is Friday 29th July 2016 at 5:00pm

For more information, please contact us at info@refugeelawproject.org or visit our website at www.refugeelawproject.org. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and Whatsapp (+256-776897057).

Refugee Law Project blog

Category: Resources

28 Apr 2016

refugee-law-project-logoThe Refugee Law Project has a new Blog

For those who are following refugee and/or transitional justice issues in Uganda and the Great Lakes Region, the Refugee Law Project Blog is the latest addition to the various platforms that they have established to update on the work that they do through their different thematic programmes.

For more information, contact them at info@refugeelawproject.org or visit their website at www.refugeelawproject.org.

You can also follow them on Facebook  /  Twitter  and  Youtube.

OUPOxford University Press has made more than 30 book chapters, journal articles and pieces of content from online resources freely accessible.

These resources, which include some from the Journal of Refugee Studies are meant to assist those working with refugees on the ground, as well as anyone who would like to know more about the framework of rights and obligations concerning refugees. The collection will be freely accessible at least until the end of 2015, and you can access it here:


You might also be interested in this article on the OUPblog by the JRS’s Editor Khalid Koser, which was published to coincide with the collection.

On 21 March 2014, the SJP major programme in collaboration with Amnesty International’s “Movies that Matter” Film Festival, organised an event with Eritrean radio host and human rights activist Meron Estefamos, who came to the ISS to share her work.

Esimagestefamos gave a stirring account of her work with African migrants who have been held hostage in the Sinai and faced further discrimination in Israel. Her work is documented in a film featured at the 2014 Movies that Matter film festival, entitled “Sound of Torture”. Here is a trailer to the film:  https://vimeo.com/81516783

As promised / requested by the many of you who attended this event, below are some links for those who are interested to know more about this issue:



International Institute of Social Studies

Human Rights is a specialization within the Human Rights, Conflict and Gender Studies MA Major in Development Studies. This blog provides a platform for discussion for researchers, students and others interested in this field of studies. The blog is administered by the Human Rights teaching team.