Rights of Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons

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This self-directed e-course gives an overview of the institutions and mechanisms that serve to protect refugees and internally displaced persons. The course combines text with rich multimedia, including videos and podcasts. Knowledge checks and quizzes engage the learner and reinforce the knowledge learned.

Course outline

Introduction – Overview and history of international protection

The role of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees – The evolving mandate of UNHCR

International protection of refugees
– Understand the 1951 Refugee Convention and its Protocol
– Asylum seekers in a state of limbo

Regional protection of refugees
– African Union: Progress towards protecting the internally displaced
– Council of Europe: Protection of the European Convention on Human Rights
– Organization of American States: The Cartagena Declaration on Refugees

National protection of refugees – Where asylum seekers go
– Developments in legislation and the tightening of regulations

Internally displaced persons
– The different rights of the internally displaced
– Who can assist the internally displaced
– The UN Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement

Fee information

Tuition for this rapid e-course is US$ 75. Tuition payments can be made on-line by credit card (Discover, MasterCard and Visa) or PayPal.

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