New courses on refugees, IDPs, and forced migrants – Geneva, Kampala, Amman/Dead Sea
New training course series on refugees, IDPs, and forced migrants
Professional Development Program
PHAP launches new training course series on refugees, IDPs, and forced migrants: Geneva, Kampala, Amman/Dead Sea
As the number of people forced to flee their homes continues to climb, more and more practitioners are working in situations of humanitarian crisis involving the displacement of people, whether within one country or across international frontiers. Protecting basic rights in these contexts is a task fraught with multiple conceptual, ethical, legal, political, and operational challenges. To help unpack this complexity for humanitarian practitioners and policy professionals, PHAP is launching its new training course series: the Advanced Professional Training on Displacement, Forced Migration, and International Law.
In 2018, three editions of this new series will be organized in Kampala (17-21 September), Geneva (15-19 October), and Amman/Dead Sea (11-15 November). Each edition consists of the Core Training on Refugees, IDPs, and Forced Migrants: Protection in Law and Practice (3.5 days) and the Issue Roundtables (1.5 days).
About the Core Training on Refugees, IDPs, and Forced Migrants: Protection in Law and Practice
This intensive course introduces the international legal frameworks and standards that protect refugees, internally displaced persons (IDPs), and forced migrants, 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.
Completing the Core Training is a requirement for participating in the Issue Roundtables.
About the Issue Roundtables on Displacement, Forced Migration, and International Law
Directly following each Core Training, PHAP is offering Issue Roundtables on Displacement, Forced Migration, and International Law, over one and a half days, looking in greater detail at specific topics that have been identified by the applicants for the Core Training. 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.
For more information about the courses and roundtables, and to submit your application, please see the above links to the event pages or visit phap.org. You may also contact us directly at email@example.com or +41 225 18 04 58.