This course is intended for government officials, civil servants and staff working in the field of migration who directly or indirectly assist individual migrants or ethnic or linguistic communities in the public arena or within governmental and non-governmental organisations.
It aims to provide the basic elements of human mobility from a legal, policy and administrative perspective.
Areas of interest include: the defence and protection of the human rights of migrants and refugees, international legislation, the national legal framework, detention, the relationship between public bodies and non-governmental organisations.
It consists of several modules including lectures, multimedia contributions, group work and case studies.
The programme consists of several topics and themes, including :
- Foundations of human mobility: terminology, theories and data, interdisciplinary approach
- The migration framework in Africa and in [specific region]
- International legislation and protection of refugees, asylum seekers and displaced persons, statelessness (UN Convention, UNHCR, IOM, African Union Conventions, Global compact,...)
- The legal scenario in [specific country]: documentation cases of refugees and migrants (including pro bono lawyers and organisations such as UNHCR, IOM...)
- The legislative, administrative and judicial level: implications for individual migrants and society (Workshop on local support to refugees, migrants and displaced persons, led by a local actor)
- Towards an ethics of migration: respect for the person and a holistic approach to the human dimensions of the subject
- Political and governmental action and civil society support: a possible synergy for the local common good (Final workshop)