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Refugees and Forced Migration - LAWS579

There are more people forcibly displaced around the world today than at any other time in modern history. This unit examines the legal frameworks governing the rights of these persons. The focus will be on providing students with a practical and theoretical understanding of the growth and operation of refugee law as a specialist area of legal expertise. Students will develop a robust understanding of the international refugee law system, as well as its implementation and operation in Australia. This will involve an examination of the role of international organisations such UNHCR, the mechanisms in place for refugee status determination and appeals in Australia and abroad, and the jurisprudence that has developed internationally and in Australia relating to the qualification and rights of asylum seekers, refugees and other persons in need of protection.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S2 Day - Session 2, North Ryde, Day

S2 External - Session 2, External (with on campus sessions)

Staff Contact(s): Dr Daniel Ghezelbash

24cp in LAW or LAWS units Prerequisite Information


Unit Designation(s):
Unit Type:
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Macquarie Law School

Faculty of Arts

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