Participate in Survey on Implementation of the 1969 OAU Refugee Convention


The year 2019 is an important landmark in the African landscape of refugee protection and solutions: the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Convention Governing the Specific Aspects of Refugee Problems in Africa.

A series of commemorative events will take place in 2019 under the auspices of the African Union, States Parties, and UNHCR.

The Raoul Wallenberg Institute, in partnership with the International Institute of Humanitarian Law and the Refugee Law Initiative, will contribute to this effort in an original manner.

“By reaching out to practitioners in Africa via a survey, we hope to produce a study showing how the 1969 Convention has influenced protection and solutions in practice on the continent,” says Matthew Scott, team leader for RWI’s People on the Move area.

If you have worked with the 1969 Convention (or in States parties in Africa and can speak to its gaps), we hope that you will consider taking part in this continent-wide survey BEFORE 15 AUGUST 2018.

Link to survey

Please view the Invitation to Contribute here.