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24 February - 31 March 2021
Application start 24 January 2021
Application end 9 February 2021
Fee: 1250 Swiss Francs

Displacement, International Law and Transitional Justice

Iraq,  Sulaymaniyah governorate, Soulaimaniya town. Qalawa IDP camp. Iraq,  Sulaymaniyah governorate, Soulaimaniya town. Qalawa IDP camp.

Descriptive

This online short course will explore the interlinkages between displacement and transitional justice from the angle of public international law. The two fields are closely interconnected as transitional justice seeks to address human rights violations that are the main cause of displacement. Likewise, displaced persons are recognized by the international community as key actors of transitional justice and reconciliation in post-conflict settings. Despite their obvious interactions, the fields of displacement and transitional justice have remained largely disconnected from each other in both law and practice. This has been exacerbated by the fragmentation of the applicable legal regime among a broad range of instruments and disciplines (human rights law, humanitarian law, refugee law, criminal law).

Against this background, this online short course will provide a holistic approach to unpack the broad variety of international legal norms governing displacement and transitional justice. It will discuss the intersections between the two fields with a focus on the most salient issues at stake, including return and reintegration; restitution and reparation; displacement as a crime of international law; as well as the inclusion of refugees and internally displaced persons in formal and informal processes of criminal justice.

Online

This short course is offered exclusively online.

Audience

This course forms part of our Master of Advanced Studies in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law (MTJ). It is open to professionals – diplomats, lawyers, legal advisers, judges, NGO staff, human rights advocates, media specialists, professionals working in emergency situations, UN staff and staff from other international organizations – who are not enrolled in the MTJ and who want to deepen their expertise in this specific issue.

Schedule

Courses take place on:

  • Wednesday 24 February 2021, 16:15 – 18:00
  • Wednesday 3 March 2021, 16:15 – 18:00
  • Wednesday 10 March 2021, 16:15 – 18:00
  • Wednesday 17 March 2021, 16:15 – 18:00
  • Wednesday 24 March 2021, 16:15 – 18:00
  • Wednesday 31 March 2021, 14:15 – 18:00

Fee

The fee for this short course is 1,250 Swiss Francs. In case of cancellation by the participants, CHF 200 won't be returned.

Certificate

Participants obtain a certificate at the end of the course (no ECTS credits are gained).

How to Apply

Applications for this short course must be submitted via the online form. If you encounter problems with your application, do not hesitate to contact us.

Your application will need to include:

  • A short motivation letter (no more than one page)
  • Your curriculum vitae
  • Proof of your competence in English (a certificate or statement highlighting your solid background in English)
  • A valid copy of your visa or residence permit (only applicants who require a visa to enter the Schengen area)

Once admitted to the course, participants receive instructions on how to pay. Proof of payment is required before you begin the course.

Professor and Lecturer

Picture of Vincent Chetail

Vincent Chetail

President of the Board and Professor of International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

Vincent Chetail's areas of research relate to refugee and migrant law, humanitarian law and human rights, international criminal law, collective security and peacekeeping.

Location

Online course

Access

This course will be conducted online using the ZOOM platform.

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