Department of International Refugee Law and Migration Law
The Refugee Law Courses have been developed primarily to benefit government officials who are involved in the formulation and application of legislations and policies affecting people in need of protection. Likewise, the courses are open to members of civil society, particularly those who advocate for and/or contribute to the protection of forcibly uprooted people.
These courses are designed for government officials and NGOs dealing with stateless people or looking into addressing statelessness in their country.
These courses respond to the increasing demand for up-to-date information on and understanding of internal displacement and the applicable law. It includes lectures, case studies, simulations, and practical exercises led by experts.
The International Institute of Humanitarian Law, through its Department of International Refugee Law and Migration Law aims at filling the gaps in knowledge and skills of government and civil society officials engaged in work with people in need of protection. Through its training, capacity-building, and horizontal sharing of experiences, the Department advocates for the safeguarding of human rights in a way that complements and adds to the efforts of donors in the field of protection of refugees, IDPs, stateless persons and migrants.
The Department’s activities are possible thanks to the contribution and support of the following donors:
- United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
- Swiss State Secretariat for Migration
- Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs
- United States Department of State (Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration)
- International Organization for Migration
- Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie
- United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons
- Institut de Droit de la Paix et du Développement of University of Nice