LL4BA Half Unit
International Law and the Movement of Persons within States
This information is for the 2015/16 session.
Dr Louise Arimatsu
This course is available on the MSc in Human Rights, MSc in International Migration and Public Policy, Master of Laws and Master of Laws (extended part-time study). This course is available with permission as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit.
This course will be relevant to the following LLM specialisms: Public International Law and Human Rights Law.
This course is capped at 30 students. Students must apply through Graduate Course Choice on LSEforYou.
The course provides a detailed study of the international legal framework in which the causes, problems, policies, standards, techniques and institutions concerning the movement of persons within States and protection of internally displaced persons are situated. The course explores the overlap between International Human Rights Law, International Humanitarian Law and Humanitarian Assistance with respect to internally displaced persons. It covers: the definition of internally displaced persons; individual criminal responsibility for forcible displacement before ad hoc Tribunals with criminal jurisdiction and the International Criminal Court; standards applicable in international law to the protection of internally displaced persons, the regime of humanitarian assistance to displaced persons; and finally the institutional protection of internally displaced persons by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, and the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Refugees. Topics include: • Regulation of movement within States in International Law • Territorialism, movement, and displacement • Internally displaced persons and the role of the UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons • Protection of Internally Displaced Persons in International Human Rights Law • Protection of Internally Displaced Persons in International Humanitarian Law • The Regime of Climate Change induced Displacement • Individual Criminal Responsibility for Forcible Displacement • Institutional Protection and Humanitarian Assistance • Internally Displaced Persons in Post-Conflict Situations • Remedies and ‘durable’ solutions for Internally Displaced Persons.
20 hours of seminars in the LT. 2 hours of seminars in the ST.
This will be based on a seminar format with structured discussions, debates, and presentations by students and guest speakers where appropriate.
All students are expected to produce one 2,000 word formative essay during the course.
C.Phuong, International Protection of Internally Displaced Persons (Cambridge, 2005) C. Beyani, Human Rights Standards and the Movement of People within States (Clarendon Press, 2000 A. Bayefsky and J. Fitzpatrick, Human Rights and Forced Displacement (Martinus Nijhoff, 2000).
Exam (100%, duration: 2 hours) in the main exam period.
Total students 2014/15: 13
Average class size 2014/15: 12
Controlled access 2014/15: Yes
Value: Half Unit
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