Refugee and Asylum Law

Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid
Jaar 2019/20
Vakcode RGMBE01606
Vaknaam Refugee and Asylum Law
Niveau(s) master, uitwisseling
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II a (Blok 3)
ECTS 6
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Uitgebreide vaknaam Refugee and Asylum Law
Leerdoelen Students will:
- Gain knowledge about the different international standards applicable to refugees and asylum seekers;
- Be able to reflect on the main concepts of refugee and asylum law;
- Learn about the relation between international treaties, the Common European Asylum System and the European Convention on Human Rights;
- Gain knowledge about the Dutch asylum system;
- Be able to recognize and reflect on the problems and challenges both the international standards and the European Asylum System are facing.
Omschrijving This course examines issues concerning refugees and asylum seekers in an international context. The world is facing a huge number of refugees all over the world. The number of displaced persons is increasing everywhere. Because of the continuing development of means of transportation and communication, the western world also faces a huge challenge. This course will focus on the on both international standards, such as the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees and the New York protocol and the still developing Common European Asylum System.
The first three lectures will focus on international standards and more specifically on the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees and the New York Protocol. Questions relating persecution, grounds for persecution, internal flight alternative, internally displaced persons, the concept of safe countries, exclusion and cessation and non-refoulement will be explored. The last three lectures will examine case law of the European Court of Human Rights on the concept of non-refoulement, the development and challenges of the Common European Asylum System and the Dutch asylum system. During the lectures discussion between students is encouraged and feedback is provided by the lecturer. In the last week, a guest lecture or a visit to a reception facility will be made. Students have the option to make one assignment. The grade on this assignment can be used to replace one, on forehand by the lecturer determined, ten point question of the written exam.
Uren per week 2
Onderwijsvorm hoorcollege
(7 2-hour lectures)
Toetsvorm opdracht / extra vraag, schriftelijk (essayvragen) (digitaal indien mogelijk)
(Students have the option to make one assignment. The grade on this assignment can be used to replace one, on forehand by the lecturer determined, ten point question of the written exam.)
Vaksoort m5-niveau, juridisch
Coördinator mr. dr. V.M. Bex-Reimert
Docent(en) mr. dr. V.M. Bex-Reimert
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
2 readers containing articles and laws and treaties.
The Law of refugee status, Cambridge University Press, second edition, 2014 James C. Hathaway and Michelle Foster 978-1-107-68842-1
Entreevoorwaarden
  • This course is only accessible for students that have been fully admitted to a master's degree programme within the Faculty of Law.
  • This course is not open to non-law exchange students.
Opmerkingen
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Exchange programme 1 semester II a optional
LLM International Human Rights Law 1 semester II a a. optional compulsory
LLM Public International Law 1 semester II a optional compulsory
Open Colleges 1 semester II a keuze