15 March 2012
SHARES Lecture: ‘Burden sharing in international refugee law’, by Professor Chimni
Professor Bhupinder S. Chimni will provide a lecture on ‘burden sharing in international refugee law’ as part of the SHARES lecture series. The principle of burden sharing requires states to cooperate in dealing with the global refugee problem. In his book International Refugee Law: A Reader he argues that it is not merely a moral but a legal principle.
Currently, Professor Chimni is Chairperson of the Centre for International Legal Studies (CILS) at Jawaharlal Nehru University. He also served as a member of the Academic Advisory Committee of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees for the period from 1996-2000. In addition, he is on the editorial board of several national and international journals, most of which deal with refugees issues.
As part of its Lecture Series, SHARES regularly invites scholars to give presentations on issues of shared responsibility. See here the overview of the SHARES Lecture Series.