LL4BA Half Unit
International Law and the Movement of Persons within States
This information is for the 2023/24 session.
Dr Chaloka Beyani
This course is available on the LLM (extended part-time), LLM (full-time), MSc in Human Rights, MSc in International Migration and Public Policy, MSc in International Migration and Public Policy (LSE and Sciences Po) and University of Pennsylvania Law School LLM Visiting Students. This course is available with permission as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit.
This course has a limited number of places and we cannot guarantee all students will get a place.
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.
- 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.
This course will have two hours of teaching content each week in Winter Term.
There will be a Reading Week in Week 6 of Winter Term.
All students are expected to produce one 2,000 word formative essay during the course.
G.S. Goodwin_Gill and Jane MacAdam, The Refugee in International Law, 3rd ed., (Oxford, 2007).
Allehone Abebe, The Emerging Law of Forced Displacement in Africa: Development and Implementation of the Kampala Convention on Internally Displaced Persons (Routledge, 2017).
C.Phuong, International Protection of Internally Displaced Persons (Cambridge, 2009). J. McAdam, Climate Change, Forced Migration, and International Law (OUP, 2012)
Exam (100%, duration: 2 hours, reading time: 15 minutes) in the spring exam period.
Department: Law School
Total students 2022/23: Unavailable
Average class size 2022/23: Unavailable
Controlled access 2022/23: No
Value: Half Unit
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