The Democracy and Rule of Law Programme at the University of Bergen and CMI has the pleasure to invite to a half-day seminar on Institutionalizing Protection for Internally Displaced Persons.

Seminar programme:

Introduction and Welcome

"Protection of Internally Displaced Persons and the role of the Constitutional Court in Colombia"
Presentation by César Rodríguez-Garavito, Associate Professor of Law and founding Director of the Program on Global Justice and Human Rights at the University of the Andes, Bogota, Colombia. He is the author of books and articles on law, globalization, social movements, and human rights. His recent books include The Globalization of the Rule of Law (2009), Global Labor Law (ed., 2010), Courts and Structural Social ChangeHow the Colombian Constitutional Court Transformed Internal Displacement in Colombia (with D. Rodríguez, 2009); Race, Racism and Human Rights in Colombia (with T. Alfonso and I. Cavelier); Law and Globalization from Below (with Boa Santos, coed.); and The New Latin American Left.

13:50 – 14:20
Intervention by Elin Skaar, Senior Researcher, Chr. Michelsen Institute. Followed by questions

14:35 – 15:05
"Towards Strengthened Protection? Introducing the African IDP Convention"
Presentation by Maja Janmyr, PhD Candidate in international law, Faculty of Law, University of Bergen

15:05 – 15:25
Intervention by Andrew Patricio Cavalcanti, Post-doctoral fellow in international law, Faculty of Law, University of Bergen. Followed by questions

15:30 – 16:00
"United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) and the Palestinian refugee regime"
Presentation by Kjersti Gravelsaeter Berg, PhD Candidate, Department of Archaeology, History, Cultural Studies and Religion, University of Bergen

16:00 – 16:20
Intervention by Arne Strand, Deputy Director, Research Director, Peace, Conflict and the State, Chr. Michelsen Institute, Bergen

16:20 – 16:30