International Migration Law Course (IML)
Efforts to ensure that migration across international borders takes place in a humane and orderly manner can draw on many conventions at the international and regional levels that apply to those involved in the migration process. However, these instruments are spread across various branches of law (human rights, humanitarian law, migrant workers law, refugee law, law of the sea), and there is no central source where overall information is easily accessible. Also, little attempt is made to understand the inter-linkages between these instruments. This dispersion of norms and principles contributes to the widespread belief that there are gaps in the protection of migrants and/or regulation of migration at the international level.
This annual course is designed to enhance delegates’ knowledge and understanding of the body of law that can be referred to as “international migration law”, which delineates the rights and responsibilities of States as they pertain to international migration and the protection of the human rights of migrants.
Session I: Introduction to International Migration Law
Mr. Daniel Redondo, IOM, Defining Actors and Issues
Mr. Daniel Redondo, IOM,The Importance of Migration Terminology
Session II: Protection in International Law
Mr. Daniel Redondo, IOM, Overview of International Migration Law
Authority and Responsibilities of States: Operating within the Rule of Law
Ms. Kristina Touzenis, IOM, Human Rights of Migrants
Ms. Kristina Touzenis, IOM, Rights of Migrant Detainees
Session III: Irregular Migration
Ms. Kristina Touzenis, IOM, Irregular Migration, Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants- the International Legal Frameworks
Session IV: Law of the Sea
Ms. Vita Onwuasoanya, DOALOS/OLA, Authorities and Responsibilities of Stakeholders, Rescue at Sea, Stowaways
Session V: Vulnerable Groups
Mr. Pablo Ceriani, University of Lanús, Human Rights of Migrant Children
Session VI: Forced Migration
Ms. Ann-Christine Eriksson, UNHCR, International Refugee Law
Mr. Robert Young, ICRC, Protection of Civilians in Situation of Armed Conflict
Ms. Kristina Touzenis, IOM, The Guiding Principles of Internal Displacement
Mr. Daniel Redondo, IOM, Protection of Stranded Migrants
Working language: English
Contact: Mr. Pierpaolo Capalbo
24 Apr 2013
19 Apr 2013
18 Apr 2013
05 Apr 2013
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