This December, ICORN's good friends in the European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE) are organising a course that should be valuable for anyone working within the Cities of Refuge Network. The registration deadline is November 19.
The course takes place in Barcelona, and is on the subject of "The International Protection of Refugees". The course will examine refugee law in the context of both European and International human rights law. The course is dedicated on the study of the definition of a refugee and exceptions to that definition in the 1951 Geneva Convention and other relevant human rights treaties and EU legislation. It will also focus on the fundamental right of non-refoulement. Finally it will explore the issue of statelessness. This is an introductory course aimed at legal practitioners and lawyers from across Europe who defend or who are interested in defending cases concerning refugees and asylum seekers. The course will be presented by Guy S. Goodwin-Gill, Kees Wouters and Gabor Gyulai.
To find more information about the course, and about registering to attend, go here.