International Refugee Law

Schools of Public Engagement: Global Studies

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

International Refugee Law

Spring 2019

Taught By: Andrew Painter

Section: A

CRN: 7775

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.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Global Studies (UGLB)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 5

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment 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: 5:25pm 6/18/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 2:00pm - 3:50pm

Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th

Room: 618

Date Range: 1/23/2019 - 5/8/2019