JCU and UNICRI Announce Sixth Edition of Summer Course on Migration and Human Rights
The United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI), in collaboration with John Cabot University, is happy to announce the sixth edition of the Summer Course on Migration and Human Rights, which will be delivered online from July 12 to 16, 2021. The course will combine live webinars in virtual classrooms, led by subject matter experts, with self-paced activities and interactive group discussions.
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. 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.
The Summer Course on Migration and Human Rights aims at shedding light on current issues related to international migration, with a focus on:
- International migration, trafficking and asylum law
- Internally displaced persons
- Irregular migration: balancing human rights and security
- Irregular migration by sea
- Migration and the challenge of religious pluralism
- Migration, development and integration
- Global displacement
The course offers professional, legal, social, scientific and academic perspectives through live webinars, group discussions, dynamic case studies, individual readings, and practical exercises. The faculty 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.
This experience fosters intercultural dialogue and promotes a deeper understanding of some of the world’s most complex and debated issues. 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. Applications from students who expect to graduate at the end of the 2020/2021 academic year will also be considered.