The workshop took place on October 6th-8th 2004 at the American University in Cairo. It was hosted by the Forced Migration and Refugees Studies (FMRS) program. Twenty-eight participants including researchers and representatives of FMRS, Sussex University, international and nongovernmental organizations and other institutions from Cairo, Sudan, Lebanon, Malaysia, India and Bangladesh attended the workshop. During the first two days, the issues of refugees' policies and rights in different countries were presented by speakers. The third day was devoted to a closed session in which representatives of Sussex and FMRS formed work plans for the research under Development Research Center (DRC) Project.