7th Online Course on International Migration Law

28 February -25 March 2022


The Course on International Migration Law presents the key aspects of the migration phenomenon from different angles, including the obligations and concerns of States and the rights and responsibilities of migrants. The workshop includes an analysis of the international legal instruments that relate to migration, as well as the legal framework concerning other categories of persons in need of international protection, such as refugees, victims of trafficking and smuggled persons.

The audience has the opportunity to analyse the complex nature of today鈥檚 migratory phenomenon, including trends, causes, journeys and associated risks, international protection at sea, detention and alternatives to detention, and return and reintegration in the country of origin.

Participants explore countries鈥 approaches to migration management in terms of border admission and exit criteria for persons on the move and are exposed to the current developments generated by the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration.

The Course is developed primarily to benefit senior and mid-level government officials involved in the formulation and application of legislation and policies affecting migrant persons. Members of the civil society and the academia, who could positively influence the safeguard of migrants鈥 rights and advocate for their protection, are also accepted as participants.

鈥 Promote law, principles and policies relating to the protection of migrants and other persons in need of protection.

鈥 Enhance participants鈥 skills to develop and apply policies and programmes in conformity with International Law.

鈥 Strengthen participants鈥 ability to contribute to the development of effective migration management systems.

鈥 Encourage the sharing of good practices and experiences among participants and with international experts.

The Online Course is structured into four content-related modules, with the objective to provide an in-depth analysis of the subject of the training, including cross-cutting issues. Modules are composed by live sessions and self-paced sessions. Live sessions are pre-scheduled and usually last between 90 and 120 minutes. These are delivered via Zoom for Education. Self-paced sessions are completed at participants鈥 own pace and must be undertaken before the beginning of each following class. These usually consist in pre-recorded videos and/or selected reference materials.

The Course strikes a balance between theory and practice and is delivered through a participatory and creative teaching methodology, aimed at facilitating the learning process and implementing the knowledge gained throughout the training. Sessions include lectures, presentations, case studies, group work, audio-visual support, and other activities, which respond to the various learning styles of a diversified audience. Throughout the training, participants and expert facilitators are able to share best practices and experiences regarding the main topics and issues of the Course. Speakers delivering the sessions consist of United Nations Officials and other experts on refugee protection from around the world.

Participation quota amounts to 鈧 750. It must be remitted before the start of the Course by bank transfer. Visa and/or Mastercard are also accepted on the website of the Institute. Queries on the Course registration and administrative questions should be directed to refugee.department@iihl.org.

Application Deadline, Scholarship Opportunities and Official Certificate

Candidates are invited to register to the Course by Friday 28 January 2022. A limited number of scholarships is available for the Online Course and cannot therefore be guaranteed purely by application. Scholarships will depend upon funds available to the Institute thanks to the kind contribution of our donors. To apply for a scholarship, you must detail so in the dedicated field in the Registration Form.

Please note that the official Certificate of completion will be awarded only to those who attends the Course in full, including participation in live and self-paced sessions, and completion of assignments.

Registration for 2022 Course is Open

Course available from 28 February to 25 March 2022.