LAWS6198 - Refugee Law
- Acquire a practical and theoretical understanding of the development and operation of international refugee law, and forced migration more broadly.
- Examine the scale and frequency of the conflagrations causing the mass movement of peoples and the ease with which individuals have become able to move around the world in search of protection.
- Develop a critical understanding of the international legal regime of refugee protection.
The definition of the term ‘refugee’ under international (and regional) law; the express exclusion of certain persons from refugee status; the rights and obligations accorded to refugees; the broadening of international protection through principles of human rights and humanitarian law (‘complementary protection’), and the impact of terrorism on asylum procedures and eligibility.
Semester 2 2013
Thursday Evenings, 6-8pm
The timetable is subject to frequent changes. Please refer to the latest version of the Postgraduate Timetable.
- Class Participation (20%)
- 1 x 8,000 Word Research Essay (80%)
You can credit this unit towards Legal Professional Development (LPD). Units of study that are part of Sydney Law School’s Postgraduate Program meet the necessary Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) of the Law Society of New South Wales and the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements of the New South Wales Bar Association. You may complete this unit of study by enrolling on a non-degree basis or on an audit basis only with no assessment via Single Unit Enrolment.
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