Refugee Protection in the Middle East and the role of UNRWA

Posted: February 20, 2014 by Rex Brynen in UNRWA
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On 10 February 2014 Anna Segall (United Nations Relief and Works Agency) spoke at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London on the topic of “Refugee Protection in the Middle East and the role of UNRWA.” You’ll find the video of her presentation above.

Anna is a human rights lawyer with 25 years’ experience with international organisations, the International Red Cross, the United Nations, government and the private sector advising on, and advocating for, good governance, integrity and accountability, rule of law, international law, human rights, and protection. Anna is Director of Legal Affairs at the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). Since July 2013, she has been acting Director of UNRWA Operations, Jordan.

This Seminar offers insight into the role of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees.

This Seminar offers insight into the role of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees. The presentation will explore three strands i.e. a brief history and mandate of the agency, the manner in which the protection mandate has been developed including enhancing UNRWA’s engagement with complementary systems such as international human rights law and lastly, current challenges in protection. The former will speak to challenges in the context of UNRWA’s five fields (Gaza, West Bank, Jordan and Syria) as well as Palestinian refugee protection outside UNRWA’s fields of operation.

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