Rights of Refugees and Displaced Persons, HREA

HREA has launched an introductory e-course on the rights of refugees and displaced persons. The course takes between 3 and 10 hours to complete yet is completely self-paced and thus can be spread out over days, weeks or even months depending upon the situation of the learner. Upon successful completion of a final test the participant will receive a certificate of completion. Tuition for this introductory e-course is US$ 50. Tuition payments can only be made on-line by credit card (MasterCard and VISA).

For further information, to watch a demo and to enroll in the course, please go to:http://www.hrea.org/refugees/

Outline Rights of Refugees and Displaced Persons e-course

– Overview and history of international protection

The role of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees
– The evolving mandate of UNHCR

International protection of refugees
– Understand the 1951 Refugee Convention and its Protocol
– Asylum seekers in a state of limbo

Regional protection of refugees
– African Union: Progress towards protecting the internally displaced
– Council of Europe: Protection of the European Convention on Human Rights
– Organization of American States: The Cartagena Declaration on Refugees

National protection of refugees
– Where asylum seekers go
– Developments in legislation and the tightening of regulations

Internally displaced persons
– The different rights of the internally displaced
– Who can assist the internally displaced
– The UN Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement

For further information, to watch a demo and to enroll in the course, please go to: http://www.hrea.org/refugees/

Please send all replies to: frank.elbers@hrea.org

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