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Online Edition - Summer Course on Migration and Human Rights

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Overview

International migration is a growing phenomenon involving the international community as a whole and engaging Member States in the protection of human rights. Analyzing migration as a crosscutting topic and understanding the challenges faced both by migrants and Member States is crucial for the development and implementation of national policies compliant with international human rights standards. According to the International Migrant Stock 2019, a dataset released by the Population Division of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), international migrants globally reached an estimated 272 million in 2019, an increase of 51 million since 2010.

Although there are numerous international legal instruments in place to ensure the protection of the human rights of migrants and refugees, violations of these rights widely occur. Indeed, despite the significant benefits of migration, migrants remain among the most vulnerable members of society and are exposed to discrimination, abuse and exploitation by transnational organized-crime networks.

In target 10.7 of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Member States pledge to “Facilitate orderly, safe, regular and responsible migration and mobility of people, including through the implementation of planned and well-managed migration policies”. This is a clear indicator of the major relevance recognized to international migration by the Agenda 2030.

With these considerations in mind, UNICRI, in cooperation with John Cabot University, will deliver the fifth edition of the Summer Course on Migration and Human Rights, a one-week online course shedding light on current issues related to international migration. More specifically, the curriculum of the course focuses on:

  • International migration, trafficking and asylum law
  • The Rights of Asylum Seekers and Refugees
  • Fostering Children’s Resilience
  • Internally displaced persons
  • Irregular migration: balancing human rights and security
  • Irregular migration by sea
  • Migration and rural development
  • Right to Health for Migrants and Refugees
  • Migration and the challenge of religious pluralism
  • Decent Work for Migrants and Refugees
  • Global displacement

The Summer Course offers professional, legal, social, scientific and academic perspectives through theoretical lectures, roundtable discussions, dynamic case studies, and practical exercises. The faculty of the Summer Course is composed of leading scholars and academics from John Cabot and other universities, representatives of the United Nations system, international human rights bodies and the civil society.

Through a dedicated online platform participants will have the opportunity to interact with international recognized experts and peers from all over the world, so to build lasting professional relationships. This experience fosters intercultural dialogue and promotes a deeper understanding of some of the world's most complex and debated issues.

Course Methodology

This course is delivered online. It combines live webinars in our virtual classroom, led by subject matter experts, with self-paced activities and interactive group discussions.

The live webinars are conducted on a dedicated online platform. Participants need a computer (recommended) or a mobile device with audio and video capabilities, a headset with microphone to connect to the audio through the computer or mobile device, as well as a reliable internet connection. We recommend accessing audio through the computer. No special software is required. Upon acceptance to the course, participants will be provided with the information to access the platform.

The live webinars are from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Rome-time (8:00 am - 10:00 am New York-time), from Monday to Friday. Kindly note that recorded webinars will be available upon request.

Entry requirements

The course is designed for university graduates in Law, Political Science, International Relations, Economics, Social Science and other relevant disciplines.

It is also addressed to young professionals working in governmental institutions, local authorities, international and non-governmental organizations seeking to deepen their understanding of current human rights issues.

Candidates must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Hold a three-year university degree issued by an internationally recognized university in one of the aforementioned areas;
  • Have a very good working knowledge of English.

Applications from students who expect to graduate at the end of the 2019/2020 academic year will also be considered.

Certificate of participation

Upon attendance of all the lectures and completion of the course, participants will receive a United Nations and John Cabot University certificate of participation. A participant who misses one or more classes will not receive the certificate of participation. Absence grounded on serious reasons might be considered at discretion of the Organizers.

Информация об оплате

Registration fees amounts to 800 US Dollars. Registration fees includes: - Tuition - Course material on electronic version - Sessions recorded and made available for later viewing (on request) As per our general policy, in the case of cancellation of your participation, registration fees will not be refunded for any reason. Given the current exceptional circumstances, however, full refund of the registration fees will be guaranteed should the cancellation be linked to the Corona Virus crisis (i.e. health problems of the participant or spouse/registered partner/children or parents). Evidence of such ground should be provided when requesting the refund.

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How to apply
  • Application deadline: please complete and send the application form, which can be donwloaded here, to unicri.courses@un.org by 6 July 2020.
  • Confirmation of acceptance: the results of the selection process will be communicated via e-mail, within 5 working days following receipt of the application, and no later than by 7 July 2020.
  • Payment deadline: full payment has to be finalized within 1 week following confirmation of acceptance, and no later than by 9 July 2020 (i.e. candidates should provide UNICRI with proof of payment via E-mail to unicri.courses@un.org).
Contacts

Email: unicri.courses@un.org (please indicate "Migration" in the subject of the email)

Tel: (+39) 011 6537157 or (+39) 011 6537111