International Refugee Law

Schools of Public Engagement: International Affairs

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students

International Refugee Law

Spring 2020

Taught By: Andrew Painter

Section: A

CRN: 6103

Credits: 3

This course will examine both the law and the practice of the international refugee system. Students will be introduced to the origins of the current international legal regime and the main international and regional instruments. The course will then look more closely at key concepts – the refugee definition, the principle of non-refoulement, durable solutions, responsibility-sharing – from both a legal and operational perspective. The views and positions of different actors, in particular governments and refugees, will be considered. Looking forward, the course will examine the potential impact of recently concluded international agreements - the New York Declaration on Refugees and Migrants and the Global Compact on Refugees –on the refugee system at a time of unprecedented forced displacement and growing politicization of refugees and migrants worldwide.

This course is part of the Governance & Rights concentration in the Julien J. Studley Graduate Programs in International Affairs.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: International Affairs (NINT)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: February 3, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 12, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

*Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 4:26pm 4/5/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 8:00pm - 9:50pm

Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th

Room: 517

Date Range: 1/23/2020 - 5/7/2020