Eric Fripp will give a talk on his new book 'Nationality and Statelessness in the International Law of Refugee Status'.

About the speaker: Eric Fripp is a barrister specialising in public, immigration and asylum law at Lamb Building, Temple. Eric Fripp has built a substantial practice focusing on the international and domestic law concerned with refugees, nationality, and statelessness, United Kingdom immigration law, domestic human rights law as applicable to immigration and/or refugee cases, and administrative law/judicial review, with his experience extending to an increasing proportion of complex and/or politically sensitive cases in all of those areas. In recent years he has also attracted broader public law and human rights work on behalf of interveners in important non-immigration related cases concerning private and family life under article 8 ECHR, the right to marry under article 12 ECHR, and freedom of thought, conscience and religion under article 9 ECHR.

About the book: International refugee law anticipates state conduct in relation to nationality, statelessness, and protection. Refugee status under the Convention relating to the Status of Refugees 1951 and regional and domestic instruments referring to it can be fully understood only against the background of international laws regarding nationality, statelessness, and the consequences of national status or the lack of it. In this significant addition to the literature a leading practitioner in these fields examines, in the light of international law, key issues regarding refugee status including identification of 'the country of his nationality', concepts of 'effective nationality', and the inclusion within 'persecution' of a range of acts or omissions focused on nationality.

PIL Lunchtime Discussion Group Series 

The Public International Law Discussion Group at the University of Oxford is a key focal point for PIL@Oxford. The PIL Discussion Group hosts a weekly speaker event and light lunch. Topics involve contemporary and challenging issues in international law. Speakers include distinguished international law practitioners, academics, and legal advisers from around the world.

The group typically meets each Thursday during Oxford terms in The Old Library, All Souls College, with lunch commencing at 12:30. The speaker will commence at 12:45 and speak for about forty minutes, allowing about twenty five minutes for questions and discussion. The meeting should conclude before 2:00.

Practitioners, academics and students from within and outside the University of Oxford are all welcome. No RSVP is necessary.

The discussion group's meetings are part of the programme of the British Branch of the International Law Association and are supported by the Law Faculty and Oxford University Press.

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Convenors of the Oxford Public International Law Discussion Group are Patricia Jimenez Kwast and Nikiforos Panagis. 

Kindly sponsored by the ILA - British Branch Association and Oxford University Press.