This event is hosted by Hertie School Centre for Fundamental Rights, Oxford Refugee Studies Centre (RSC), and Norwegian Centre for Human Rights.
The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) is an influential yet under-studied international organisation (IO) operating in the field of global migration governance. It has changed dramatically in recent years, in terms of its size and scope, formal position, and leadership and ethos. IOM’s new status as a ‘UN-related’ organisation has also attracted scholarly interest.
The Hertie School Centre for Fundamental Rights, Oxford Refugee Studies Centre (RSC), and Norwegian Centre for Human Rights are hosting this workshop. It is a closed event for authors who will be contributing to a new edited volume on IOM’s obligations, accountability and ethos, and for commentators invited to participate in the discussion. Papers addressing IOM’s actions and obligations under various bodies of international law, and its accountability challenges as an IO, will be discussed. Authors will have an opportunity to share concepts and themes emerging from their research and to receive feedback from other contributors and commentators prior to publication. The workshop will also serve as a platform for scholars to contemplate potential areas for IOM’s reform, one of the core focuses of the edited volume.
Participants in this workshop include: Professor Megan Bradley (McGill University), Professor Janie Chuang (American University Washington College of Law), Professor Jan Klabbers (University of Helsinki), Professor Helmut Aust (Freie Universität Berlin), Dr. Lena Riemer (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees), Professor Geoff Gilbert (University of Essex), Professor Stian Øby Johansen (University of Oslo), Dr. Anne Koch (German Institute for International and Security Affairs, SWP), Professor Nina Hall (Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies) and Professor Christian Kreuder-Sonnen (Universität Jena).
Workshop organisors are Professor Cathryn Costello and Dr. Angela Sherwood (RSC).