New Practices of Temporary Protection? Cessation of Refugee Status under the 1951 Convention
The Refugee Law Initiative's 5th Annual Conference, titled 'Aging Gracefully? The 1951 Refugee Convention at 70' gatherered academics and practitioners from June 9-11, 2021 to examine current challenges in refugee law. One such challenge is the the application of the Convention's cessation provisions, which permit state parties to withdraw protection when the need for it no longer exists. Under what conditions is this viable, and how can we reconcile an active cessation practice with the obligation to support durable solutions for refugees? The TemPro panel on cessation, with Kees Wouters (UNHCR, moderator), Nik Tan (Danish Center for Human Rights), Maria O'Sullivan (Monash University), Meltem Ineli Ciger (Suleyman Demirel University), and Jessica Schultz (CMI), presented critical perspectives on developments in cessation practice, and their impact on refugee rights.