Participants in PHAP course on Displaced Persons, Refugees, and Armed Conflict

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Courses on displacement, refugees, and armed conflict return to Addis Ababa

Last chance to register for the updated courses offered in Addis Ababa on 4-8 November 2019.

The Core Professional Training on Displaced Persons, Refugees, and Armed Conflict (4-6 November) introduces humanitarian practitioners and policy professionals to the international legal frameworks and standards that protect refugees, internally displaced persons (IDPs), and other forced migrants in situations of armed conflict, including international refugee law (IRL), the relevant provisions of international humanitarian law (IHL) and international human rights law (IHRL), and soft-law instruments. It also aims to foster reflection among participants on how States, international organizations, and other actors implement these norms and standards in practice.

The Core Training is immediately followed by a Thematic Workshop on Challenges for Protection and Finding Solutions in Africa (7-8 November). This workshop will explore current challenges in protecting and providing solutions to those displaced during armed conflict, with a focus on emergencies in Africa. The workshop will take its starting point in an overview of the regional legal and policy frameworks applicable to refugees and IDPs, including the 1969 OAU Convention, the Kampala Convention, and the Great Lakes Pact, as well as the humanitarian architecture and coordination mechanisms dealing with displacement during armed conflict in Africa. It will then analyze how these interact with other international frameworks in providing protection and solutions for displaced persons, such as IHL, the international and African human rights systems, and transitional justice.

The courses are delivered by leading experts, including 

  • Jean-Francois Durieux Independent Expert, Former Director at UNHCR
  •  Geoff Gilbert Professor of Law in the School of Law and Human Rights Centre at the University of Essex
  •  Jacopo Giorgi Senior Staff Development Officer (Refugee Law) at the Global Learning and Development Centre (GLDC) of UNHCR

You can read more about the courses and register on the event pages:

Core Professional Training on Displaced Persons, Refugees, and Armed Conflict: Protectio in Law and Practice (4-6 November)

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Thematic Workshop on Displaced Persons, Refugees, and Armed Conflict: Challenges for Protection and Finding Solutions in Africa

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