What's the precept of non-refoulement?
Who ought to be acknowledged and guarded as a refugee?
These questions are each historic and modern.
Whether or not you're a determination maker, a choose, a lawyer, a human rights activist, you'll have to reply these questions. The solutions are advanced. They require exact theoretical and sensible data of nationwide, regional and worldwide legislation.
The 1951 Geneva Conference on Refugees will allow you to grasp these questions. This Conference stays the cornerstone of worldwide refugee safety. It's on the coronary heart of this on-line course. You'll analyze intimately the precept of non-refoulement and the definition of a refugee.
This definition will permit you to establish, like a fingerprint, the individuals who, legally, ought to be acknowledged as beneficiaries of refugee standing and worldwide safety. Utilizing a conceptual software, the three-scale principle, you'll analyze in a rigorous and structured method every distinct aspect of the refugee definition (persecution, danger, proof) in addition to, in a complete method, the definition as an entire.
By confronting theoretical evaluation with sensible conditions, you will notice that, if appropriately interpreted, the Geneva Conference stays efficient and nonetheless permits to this present day the safety of many fugitives or refugees ( Flüchtling, réfugiés ).
Additionally, you will observe the refugee’s journey—just like the maze that the picture above additionally represents—to measure the necessity for a strong data of the legislation and the procedures.
Past legislation, you'll perceive the worth of an interdisciplinary method, particularly when measuring the credibility of an asylum seeker’s narrative.
You'll look at the significance of regional, subsidiary or complementary safety.
Lastly, you'll take a look at future challenges, akin to the difficulty of local weather refugees.
On this course, Asylum and Refugee Regulation, you'll be taught whether or not or not migrants might be returned to a different nation, whether or not or not they need to be included in or excluded from the refugee definition, and whether or not or to not problem the choice on somebody’s refugee standing. You'll do all of this by creating a rigorous authorized reasoning.
|Université catholique de Louvain|
|6-10 hours (per week)|
|Human Rights, Worldwide Regulation, Migration, World Well being|