MARCH 12, 2020 - The Global Refugee Protection Regime

The Human Rights Research and Education Centre is pleased to present:

The Global Refugee Protection Regime:
Challenges to Human Rights & International Solidarity

As a leading critical legal scholar and currently a UN Independent Expert on Human Rights and International Solidarity, Prof. Obiora C. Okafor will discuss the current challenges to the global refugee protection regime.

Thursday, March 12, 2020
2 to 3:30 p.m.
Human Rights Research and Education Centre
(57 Louis-Pasteur Private, uOttawa)

Open to all.


  • Obiora C. OKAFOR | Professor & York Research Chair in International and Transnational Legal Studies, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University

Professor Obiora Chinedu Okafor joined Osgoode Hall Law School after holding faculty positions at the University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus, Nigeria, and at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. He has served as an SSRC-MacArthur Foundation Visiting Scholar at Harvard Law School’s Human Rights Program; a Canada-US Fulbright Scholar at MIT; a Visiting Professor at the International Institute of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France; a Visiting Professor at the St. Augustine International University, Kampala, Uganda; and as the Gani Fawehinmi Distinguished Chair of Human Rights Law at the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies. Read his full biography here.

  • Nathan BENSON | Legal and Research Director, Refugee Hub, University of Ottawa

Nathan Benson is the Legal and Research Director at the University of Ottawa Refugee Hub, leading the Hub’s research, policy and public interest litigation initiatives. A lawyer by training, Nathan is the former National Director of the Refugee Sponsorship Support Program, a former legal counsel with the Department of Justice Canada, and co-leads the Refugee Hub’s public interest interventions clinic at the uOttawa Faculty of Law. He has previously worked in senior strategy, communications and policy roles.

March 12 - Global Refugee Protection Regime with Professor Obiora C. Okafor
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