|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Seminars / Tutorials||22 Hours. 11 x 2 hour seminars|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Two essays of 2,500 - 3,000 words (40% each) or One essay of 5,000 - 6,000 words||80%|
|Semester Assessment||Oral Presentation||20%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Resubmission of any element of failed written work||100%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
1. Display a knowledge and understanding of the underlying rationale and methodology of this area of law at the international and European levels.
2. Display a knowledge and understanding of the principal sources of law regulating migration and asylum in EU and Internatioanl Law.
3. Critically evaluate and test the arguments relating to the need for international regulation of migration and asylum.
4. Know how to gain access to the relevant literature and materials in this field and how to use them in critical discussion of the subject
5. Present critical and well-informed argument relating to the establishment and development of international and European legal regimes for the regulation and management of migration and asylum.
The course then addresses the law of asylum, both with regard to refugees in the narrow sense but also with regard to those who do not qualify as refugees but nevertheless have an entitlement to international protection, ie, an entitlement, on human rights grounds, to remain in foreign State.
Smuggling of Human Beings – outlines and discusses the emerging legal regime from a human rights and criminal law perspective
Trafficking of Human Beings – outlines the rapidly evolving and substantial recent developments from a human rights and a criminal law perspective, including international criminal law
Law of International Protection – the definition of a refugee and the content of that definition; varying national legal approaches to asylum seekers; definition of subsidiary, or complementary, protection; the emerging EU common asylum system; the role of general human rights instruments, in particular those prohibiting torture and inhuman and degrading treatment or punishment.
Statelessness resulting from migration and the obligations of source and destination States
The role of non-governmental organisations and international organisations, such as International Organisation for Migration, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Amnesty International, La Strada, Terre des Hommes and KARAT Coalition
This module is at CQFW Level 7