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Course Description

Refugees and Displaced Persons focuses on international and domestic law, legal cases and policies designed to protect and assist people who have been forced to flee because of persecution, conflict and other life threatening events. It examines the causes of such flight as well as its consequences. Further discussed are the solutions to forced migration, including return, local integration and resettlement in a new community. The course explores such issues as the nexus between forced and voluntary migration, the transition from relief to development, and the intersection between refugee protection and security issues. It gives particular attention to asylum cases and standards for legal and physical protection of refugees.

Course Objectives

 

At the completion of the course, a successful student will be able to:

  • Discuss the fundamentals of international and domestic law, legal cases and policies designed to protect and assist people who have been forced to flee because of persecution, conflict and other life threatening events.
  • Discuss solutions to forced migration.

 

Notes

This course is an open enrollment course. No application is required and registration is available by clicking "Add to Cart." Current students must register with their Georgetown NetID and password. New students will be prompted to create an account prior to registration.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Type
Online
Dates
Sep 13, 2021 to Sep 28, 2021
Contact Hours
24.0
Course Tuition
Tuition non-credit $1,195.00
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