Southwestern Law School Los Angeles, CA

International Refugee Law

427 AX | 2.0 credits


This course provides an introduction to the international legal regime for the protection of involuntary migrants. Its focus is the comparative judicial interpretation of the UN Convention refugee definition, accepted by 145 states (including both Canada and the United States) as the basis for a legally binding entitlement to remain within their borders. The course will also provide an overview of the nature of the rights owed to refugees under international law, and give consideration to the institutional structures through which protection is to be accomplished.