- 2011 Intern Jessica Feil
In addition to my work at the Refugee Law Project, I worked at the International Association for the Studies of Forced Migration (IASFM) conference as a rapporteur. I was assigned to different panels to take notes. The notes from all of these sessions will be compiled by the main rapporteur as the basis for an article about the conference which will appear in the Journal of Refugee Studies later this year.
I also helped with some other discrete projects, including a comparative study of Ugandan law on naturalization, compared to other nations; some research on the invocation of the cessation clause by the Ugandan and Rwandan governments in order to return Rwandan refugees to Rwanda; and I assisted in compiling proposals for funding for the opening of new satellite offices of the Refugee Law Project.
- 2011 Intern Danielle Fritz
For the Refugee Law Project, I worked on multiple RLP publications, mainly editing texts that were about to be published. I also worked at the RLP-sponsored Day of the African Child/World Refugee Day event, as a face painter for the children.
I was a rapporteur for the International Association for the Study of Forced Migration Conference. The four-day conference, hosted by the RLP, focused on the role of governance and forced migration.
Overall, the work was interesting and I learned a lot about refugee issues, transitional justice, and the culture of Uganda.