The Department for Migration and Globalization wants to invite you to the

Interdisciplinary Research Seminar:

"Internally Displaced Persons and International Refugee Law"

Date:                        17. December 2020
Time:                        11:00 am
Place:                       Zoom

The seminar will take place via zoom. Please register in advance to the meeting here.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

This seminar focuses on the relationship between the protection of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and international refugee law, which is the theme of my forthcoming monograph (OUP, 2022). IDPs are persons who have been forced or obliged to leave their places of habitual residence as a result of armed conflict, violence, human rights violations or natural or humanmade disasters, but who have not crossed an international border. IDPs often have similar wants, fears, and needs as refugees. However, unlike refugees, IDPs do not have legal status under international law and there is no specific international (as opposed to regional) treaty that grants them protection. This is despite the fact that there are 40 million IDPs in the world today – outnumbering refugees by around 2:1.

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Mathias Czaika, Head of Department for Migration and Globalization


Brid Ni Ghráinne, Assistant Professor, Maynooth University, Ireland

Dr. Brid Ni Ghráinne is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Law at Maynooth University, Co Kildare, Ireland and specializes in Public International Law, particularly in the areas of Forced Migration and Human Rights. Previously, she was Principal Investigator on the ‘Safe Zones in International Law’ project funded by the Czech Ministry of Education at Masaryk University, Czech Republic. Bríd has published widely in leading journals such as Human Rights Law Review, International and Comparative Law Quarterly, Legal Studies, Refugee Survey Quarterly, and International Journal of Refugee Law. Her monograph entitled 'Internally Displaced Persons and International Refugee Law' is forthcoming with Oxford University Press.

Bríd holds a DPhil from the University of Oxford; an LLM (Public International Law) from Leiden University; a BCL (International) from NUI Galway; and diplomas in Legal French and Legal Irish from the Law Society of Ireland and NUI Galway, respectively.


This online event will be held in English.

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