The Rafto Conference 2019 Human Rights Beyond Borders - Defending the Rights of People Living as Refugees

Universitetsaulaen i Bergen

Free of charge

Public conference with keynote by Rafto Laureate Rouba Mhaissen. Free entrance. Event registration is now open!


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The Rafto Prize 2019 is awarded Rouba Mhaissen, the director of Sawa for Development and Aid, for defending the human rights of people living as refugees. On 2 November we invite you to the annual Rafto Conference in Bergen, where Rouba Mhaissen and other contributors will give speeches on and discuss topics related to this year's award.


KEY NOTE SPEECH: Rouba Mhaissen, Director of Sawa for Development and Aid, and Rafto Laureate 2019

MODERATOR: Iyad El-Baghdadi


  • Maja Janmyr, Professor of International Migration Law at the University of Oslo
  • Nasser Yassin, Associate Professor at American University of Beirut
  • Nousha Kabawat, ICTJ’s Special Coordinator for Syria
  • Zeina Bali, Director of Syrian Peace Action Centre (SPACE)

Other speakers TBA