About the short courses

The RSC’s short courses, usually held over a weekend, give up to 50 people the opportunity to receive additional professional training and develop expertise in particular refugee-related areas.

Forthcoming Courses

17–18 MAY 2014

Statelessness and International Law

This two day non-residential course, presented by some of the leading experts on this issue, covers various thematic areas, including an overview of the problem of statelessness in today’s world; the politics and ethics of statelessness; the international legal framework governing statelessness; international relations and political aspects of state formation, national identity and citizenship; and distinctions between de facto and de jure statelessness. Case studies are drawn from current statelessness situations around the world.

7–25 July 2014

International Summer School in Forced Migration

The International Summer School in Forced Migration fosters dialogue between academics, practitioners and policymakers working to improve the situation of refugees and forced migrants. The Summer School offers an intensive, interdisciplinary and participative approach to the study of forced migration. It aims to enable people working with refugees and other forced migrants to reflect critically on the forces and institutions that dominate the world of the displaced.

TBC December 2014

Health and Humanitarian Response in Complex Emergencies

Complex emergencies can result in movements of populations, widespread malnutrition, disease, mental illness, suffering and other outcomes that trigger humanitarian responses from a wide range of national and international actors. This two day short course presents critical examination of the normative frameworks for humanitarian responses in addressing the health and well-being of populations in complex emergencies. Alternative approaches to complex emergencies are also presented and assessed.

TBC 2015

Palestine Refugees and International Law

This two day short course places the Palestinian refugee case study within the broader context of the international human rights regime. It examines, within a human rights framework, the policies and practices of Middle Eastern states as they impinge upon Palestinian refugees. Through a mix of lectures, working group exercises and interactive sessions, participants engage actively and critically with the contemporary debates in international law and analyse the specific context of Palestinian refugees in the Middle East (Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, the West Bank, Gaza and Israel).