Discussion Forum for Current and Former Students of Forced Migration and Refugee Studies
|Posted: Mon Sep 11, 2006 4:14 pm Post subject: Short Course: Refugees and Migrants: a Rights-based Approach
Refugees and Migrants, and a Rights-based Approach to Development
8–17 January 2007
Forced Migration and Refugee Studies (FMRS) at the American University in
This ten day advanced course is designed for practitioners from government,
inter-governmental non-governmental agencies, donors and community
representatives in the Middle East and Africa with institutional
responsibilities in the field of refugees and migration. The participants
will explore the practical implications and challenges of applying the
much-touted human rights approach to policy making in real situations. The
course will be both theoretical and practical, drawing on the wealth of
lessons arising from trial and error, to determine the best-possible
development outcomes for hosts, refugees, and migrants. Participants will
take away new skills and techniques to apply in their own context.
The Message of Human Rights
General and Specific Binding Sources and Standards
International and Comparative Guidance
Localizing and Indigenizing the Norms
Implementing, Monitoring, and Reporting
The Role(s) of Donors
Practicum: Applying the Human Rights Tools
Dr. Amin Mekki Medani, Arab Organization for Human Rights
Joseph Schechla, Housing and Land Rights Network
Anthony Rutabanzibwa, ILO (Tanzania)
Dr. Lana Baydas, OHCHR
Michael Kagan, AMERA (Egypt)
Dr. Abrar Chowbury, The Refugee and Migratory Movements Research Unit--RMMRU
Dr. Barbara E. Harrell-Bond, FMRS/AUC
Selection criteria: This course is limited to 25 participants.
Apply Now: Send your curriculum vitae and a letter explaining your work and
how the course will be relevant or to your studies by email to Sara Sadek,
email@example.com or fax +20 (0)2 797–6629.
Costs: Tuition $200 (waivers are subject to application by senior persons
otherwise unable to attend).
Deadline for applications: 1 November 2006.
Successful applicants will be notified by 10 November and information about
visas and accommodation costs will be sent at that time.
Course Sponsors: Migration, Globalisation and Poverty, Sussex Centre for
Migration Research (SCMR), University of Sussex, and funded by DFiD. The
Development Research Centre (DRC) on Migration, Globalisation and Poverty
was established in June 2003, in recognition of the complex relationship
between migration, forced migration, and poverty. The DRC examines migration
flows in which poor people themselves are most represented and how migration
impacts variously on their livelihoods, rights and levels of social
protection. Migration DRC is a partnership between institutions in South
Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Central and Eastern Europe. We undertake
the research, capacity building and dialogue necessary for evidence-based
and pro-poor migration policies.
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