Sanremo Migration Law Course

In its 12th year, the International Migration Law (IML) Unit, in cooperation with the International Institute of Humanitarian Law (IIHL), runs an annual five-day international migration law course in Sanremo, Italy.

The five-day Course on International Migration Law is designed for government officials, academia, representatives of international and non-governmental organizations, as well as members of civil society. It will focus on the international legal framework governing migration, including the rights and responsibilities of States and migrants. The key objective of this Course is to equip government officials and those working in the migration field with a basic understanding of the international standards that are relevant for good governance of migration.

Topics covered during the Course include:

  • Migration terminology
  • Overview of International Migration Law and its Main Instruments
  • Principles on entry and exit
  • Systems of implementation of international standards
  • Migrants’ rights
  • International Labour Law and protection of non-nationals
  • Trafficking in persons and smuggling of migrants
  • Protection of migrant children
  • Environmental migration
  • Detention and alternatives to detention
  • Law of the sea and migration
  • Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons
  • Comparison of Regional legal frameworks on free movement and protection of migrants
  • Business and migrants rights
  • Rights-based approach to migration policies

The next course will take place in September 2017 with the application process opening in May 2017.