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Short Course: International Migration and Refugee Law

Date: Five Sessions: 04, 11, 18, 25 October and 01 November

Time: 13.00 - 15.00 (UK time)
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Venue: Online

    

Event Details

This course offers a unique overview of International Migration and Refugee Law, linking theory and practice to allow participants to gain a meaningful understanding of the law and of the challenges in its implementation. The course is designed to provide participants with a working knowledge of the main legal frameworks, concepts, and actors in the field of International Migration and Refugee Law, as well as of the rights of refugees and other migrants - and the obstacles they face in accessing such rights.

Over the course of five sessions, participants will develop a solid and critical understanding of the sources and legal frameworks of international migration law, the sources and legal frameworks of international refugee law (including climate displacement), the laws regulating labour migration and labour exploitation, the phenomena of human trafficking and migrant smuggling (including the law on maritime migration), and the rights of refugees and other migrants under international human rights law.

By the end of the course, participants will:

  • Be aware of the sources of International Migration and Refugee Law and of the relevant regional and domestic laws, as well as of the relevant International Organisations working in the field;
  • Understand the core concepts and principles established in the Refugee Convention and their application
  • Be aware of the core concepts and principles established by the International Labour Organisation and Human Rights treaties with respect to labour migration;
  • Understand the risks associated with migration and the drivers of 'voluntary' and 'forced' migration;
  • Be aware of the rights of migrants and understand the obstacles to accessing such rights.


Course Topics:

  • Sources and Framework of International Migration and Refugee Law
  • Labour Migration
  • International protection of displaced persons
  • Risks associated with migration
  • Rights of migrants

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Course Leaders

Dr Jean-Pierre Gauci, Arthur Watts Senior Research Fellow in Public International Law and Director of Teaching and Training; Dr Noemi Magugliani, Research Fellow in Anti-trafficking Law and Policy; and Dr Rosana Garciandia, Research Fellow in Labour Exploitation and Human Rights, BIICL.
  

Course Format

The virtual course format will consist of a series of sessions in which live (synchronous) teaching is offered via Zoom. Participants will be able to interact with the tutors and amongst themselves on screen.

Pricing and Registration

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Course Discounts

Student Member Discount: 15% discount for student members of BIICL
Details of student membership 

Group Discounts:

  • 15% discount for groups of 3 or more attendees from NGO organisations or staff of government
  • 15% discount for groups of 5 or more attendees from commercial organisations

To apply for any of the group discounts please Contact Us 


Training Scholarships

The British Institute of International and Comparative Law is committed to equality and opportunity in the legal profession and to support greater engagement of under-represented groups in the legal profession. 

In our efforts in this regard we are delighted to offer 3 scholarships for each of our short courses to participants from communities and backgrounds currently under-represented in the legal community. Find out more about training scholarships.


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CPD Information

This event offers the equivalent of 10 CPD hours.

Contact

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