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64th Refugee Law Course (English), 19-23 March 2012 (Programme)
65th Refugee Law Course (French), 16-20 April 2012
66th Refugee Law Course (Spanish), 15-19 October 2012
67th Refugee Law Course (English), 19-23 November 2012
Registration is now open: Application form
deadline to apply, one month prior the course starts

The General Courses on International Refugee Law have been held since 1982. The courses are organised by the International Institute of Humanitarian Law in Sanremo in co-operation with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), and with the support of the Swiss Federal Office for Migration, the US State Department (Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration), the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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 the protection of forcibly displaced people, refugees and asylum seekers.

In general, the International Refugee Law courses aim to
- promote law, principles and policies relating to the protection of persons in need of protection;
- develop a common understanding among participants on how these legislations and policies can be promoted and implemented at the national level by a variety of stakeholders;
- enhance the skills of participants in developing and applying policies and standards in conformity with principles of international law;
- develop a positive attitude among participants towards the protection of refugees and other displaced people.

During the five-day course in Sanremo, participants have the opportunity to interact with practitioners and experts on refugee protection, who facilitate various thematic sessions of the programme. Different learning methodologies are used to encourage participants to apply their acquired knowledge and skills in their country operations in a practical and pragmatic manner.

The registration fee amounts to 700 Euros.
The fee includes tuition, lunch and coffee breaks during course days, transportation from and to Nice Airport, and documentation in print and on a DVD as well as access to the library of the Institute and its technical facilities during the Course.
For further information please contact Ms Patricia Panizzi at panizzi@iihl.org
or visit our website.



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