Amman-Dead Sea 2018 Issue Roundtables on Displacement, Forced Migration, and International Law

This course follows directly on the Amman/Dead Sea 2018 Core Professional Training on Refugees, IDPs, and Forced Migrants: Protection in Law and Practice on 11-14 November. We encourage participants to register for both, as the Roundtables are designed to build on the Core Training.

Location: Mövenpick Dead Sea, Jordan. Note: For those residing in Amman, the Dead Sea is a 60-min drive.
Dates: 14-15 November 2018 (2 p.m. to 6 p.m. first day, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. second day)
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Target audience: The course is designed for experienced professionals who have been exposed to the challenges of protection issues in humanitarian crisis situations – whether from a practical or policy perspective – and is crafted to accommodate mixed groups of participants working under different types of mandates, including staff of NGOs, components of the Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement, the UN and other international organizations, donor agencies, and other governmental entities.

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Course description

Directly following each edition of the Core Training, PHAP is offering a series of Issue Roundtables looking in greater detail at specific topics in a discussion-based setting over one and a half days.

Registrants for the Core Training will be asked to identify the most challenging issues they face – many of which will be cross-cutting. The Issue Roundtables following the Core Training will serve as a venue to explore a selection of these issues in more depth. Examples of issues raised thus far include, for example, pushbacks on land and at sea, criminalization of irregular entry and related border security offenses, extraterritorial processing of asylum claims, security vetting, immigration-related detention practices, and various issues related to the blurring of legal categories.

As participation in the Issue Roundtables require a good understanding of relevant norms and practices, the Core Training is as a general rule considered a prerequisite. Exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis, for individuals who already have a strong background on legal and policy frameworks and related practices in the field of migration and displacement, and who wish to attend only the Issue Roundtables.  


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Course speakers and facilitators

Théo Boutruche

Humanitarian Law and Policy Course Director, PHAP

John Cerone

Paul Martin Senior Professor in International Affairs & Law, University of Windsor, and Visiting Professor of International Law, Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy (Tufts University)

Sophie Crozet

Independent consultant specialized in forced displacement

Jean-François Durieux

Venue: Mövenpick Dead Sea

The course will be held at the Mövenpick Dead Sea, on the north-eastern edge of the Dead Sea.

For those preferring to stay in Amman, the Dead Sea is a 60-minute drive away. Parking is available.


How to apply

Please use this application form to apply for the course.

The course is open to PHAP members and to non-members. PHAP members enjoy course fee discounts, as well as other benefits. If you are not yet a member of PHAP, you can apply for membership and the selected training simultaneously through the course application form.

PHAP members who have already attended five or more days of training courses offered by PHAP, HPCR, or HPCR International, may be eligible for our Returning Participant Discount Program.

Group discounts are available for agencies and employers wishing to send several staff to PHAP trainings. Please visit our fees and terms and conditions page or contact us directly.

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Course fees

  Regular fees
(for PHAP members)
Core Professional Training and Issue Roundtables (5 days) € 1350 € 1485
Core Professional Training only (3.5 days) € 900 € 990
Issue Roundtables only (1.5 day) (previous attendance at Core Professional Training required) € 600 € 660

Fees cover all training material, access to preparatory online course on the Essentials of International Humanitarian Law, and lunches and coffee breaks for the days of the training. Fees do not cover travel or accommodation costs.

For information about group rates and available discounts, please visit our course fees and discounts page.

PHAP offers a limited number of seats at a reduced fee, in accordance with the association's Tuition Assistance Policy. Please read it carefully to check whether you are eligible and learn how to submit you request. 

Before applying, please read about the terms and conditions of your application.

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