Asylum and Refugee Law, 15 Credits

This course deals with asylum and refugee rights from a human rights perspective. How human rights can strengthen existing asylum and refugee rights is analyzed, primarily through international and European perspectives. The course covers the central concepts related to the study of refugees and asylum, the world's refugees and displaced persons, with a focus on children. The role of state and intergovernmental institutions in national and international refugee work, where different jurisdictions interact, is also central. The relationship between international, regional and national asylum law ends the course.
The students work mainly independently but also in groups during the course, where both group and individual supervision takes place and progress partly on the basis of problem-based methodology.
Legal English is especially dealt with since the course is held in English.

Cannot be read together with previous course RV002A

ECTS Credits

15 Credits

Level of education

Second cycle, has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements (A1N)


School of Law, Psychology and Social Work

When is the course offered?

Prerequisites: 180 credits at the first level of which 90 credits with increasing depth in Legal Science, or 180 credits at the first level Law Program.
Additional requirements: English Course B/English Course 6.

Selection: Academic points

Additional information: This course is a web-based course and is communicated on Blackboard.

Course syllabus

Application code: X3008