JCU and UNICRI Announce Eighth Edition of Summer School 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 eighth edition of the Summer School on Migration and Human Rights, which will be delivered from July 10 to 14, 2023.

Summer School on Migration and Human Rights

Summer School on Migration and Human Rights

According to the International Migrant Stock 2020, a dataset released by the Population Division of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), international migrants globally reached an estimated 281 million in 2020, an increase of 60 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 2030 UN Agenda for Sustainable Development includes in Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 10, Target 7 a pledge by United Nations’ Member States to “Facilitate orderly, safe, regular and responsible migration and mobility of people, including through the implementation of planned and well-managed migration policies.” Moreover, the adoption in 2018 of two Global Compacts, respectively, on Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration and on Refugees is a clear indicator of the relevance of international migration in the system of global governance.

The Summer School 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 rural development
  • Right to health for migrants and refugees
  • Migration and the challenge of religious pluralism
  • Migration, development, and integration
  • Global displacement

The course offers professional, legal, social, scientific, and academic perspectives through theoretical lectures, 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 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 2022/2023 academic year will also be considered.

For further information on the application process, entry requirements, registration fees, and certificate of participation, please send a message to [email protected].