Sanremo Migration Law Course

In its 13th 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 basic 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 key concepts
  • Overview of the legal framework related to migration
  • International standards
  • International Labour Law and protection of non-nationals
  • Law of the sea and migration
  • Migrants’ rights
  • Rights-based approach to migration policies
  • Trafficking and smuggling of persons
  • Principles on entry and exit
  • Reception conditions
  • Detention and alternatives to detention
  • Protection of migrant children and persons with specific needs
  • Forced migration (refugees and internally displaced persons)
  • Public and private partnerships on migration

The next course will take place in September 2017. Applications are ongoing.