International Association of Refugee Law Judges

Michigan Guidelines


Over the past decade, the Program in Refugee and Asylum Law at the University of Michigan Law School has produced four sets of guidelines addressing difficult areas of refugee law in a concerted effort to contribute to the synthesis of a more unified approach in international jurisprudence.

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Anniversary IARLJ

10 years anniversary of the IARLJ - an article from the Founder of the Association, Geoffrey Care .....

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Report on unhcr training in Bogota

Report on UNHCR Training in Bogota

September 22-25, 2008

By Rick Jackson, IARLJ Development Director, Americas Region

As per an invitation from the UNHCR office in San Jose Costa Rica, I attended the 6th regional training course (this course has been held each year for the past several years in different locales) on Convention Refugee determination procedures held in Bogota Colombia. I was introduced as an observer/facilitator from the IARLJ and took a place at the "trainer's table" for the week.......... Click here to read the full report

Successful workshop in Berlin

European colleagues on the steps of the European Academy in Berlin  thumb_img_1854_3.jpg

A highly suyccessful workshop was held in Berlin regarding
"subsidiary protection and the implementation of the
Qualification Directive article 15 (c)

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Visiting Fellow University of NSW

thumb_unsw-sue-zelinka-fellow-induction---aug-2008.jpgThe IARLJ is pleased to announce that its Development Director, Sue Zelinka, has been made a Visiting Fellow of the Faculty of Law of the University of NSW (Australia).

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Appointment Australian member

Justice Cathy BransonThe IARLJ extends its congratulations to Australian member, the Hon. Justice Cathy Branson, on her appointment as President of the Human Rights and Equal Opportunities Commission (HREOC). Justice Branson leaves the Federal Court of Australia after 14 years in order to take up this challenging new role as the full-time head of the national human rights organisation.

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