The Centre for Refugee and IDP Studies (CESI) of the Faculty of Political Sciences in Sarajevo invites you to register for the International Summer School on Refugee Law – Western Balkans in focus, with Professor Emerita Barbara Harrell-Bond.
6-16th July, 2015
University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
In the last decade countries of the Western Balkans, including Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) and Serbia, have been transformed from refugee-producing countries to host countries for asylum-seekers and refugees. Moreover, due to ongoing wars and prolonged hostilities in Syria and other parts of the world, it is expected that the number of persons seeking international protection in the region will grow, thus making further development of the three countries' asylum systems an important task.
This year’s International Summer School on refugee law and refugee rights will offer a specific focus on refugee law and asylum rights in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Serbia. We aim to gather students from different countries with social science backgrounds, NGO workers and activists to discuss the current challenges of access to international refugee protection in the countries of the Western Balkans, and the responsibilities of both citizens and the state towards them.
The Summer School will employ an interactive learning environment using documentary films and open discussions enabling participants to both contribute to and gain in-depth knowledge of asylum adjudication procedures, reception and integration policies. Instructors at the course are experienced and committed lawyers, scholars and practitioners/activists in the field (names announced in due time). They will be led by Nedim Kulenovic and Professor Emerita Barbara Harrell-Bond and bring a comparative and locally-focused perspective to the international protection debate.
The School is open to students from all social science backgrounds with an admission fee of 500 Euros (with considerable discount offered to the participants from the WB region), covering the school programme with materials, supervision, tutoring, certificate of participation, food and beverages during the 10-day-long training and activities.
We hope that this year’s Summer School will also raise wider social interest in the topic and further contribute to safeguarding of the right to asylum across the Western Balkans.
CESI invites you to register early for the ISS 2015 by sending your letter of interest and CV by 30th March, 2015 by email to [log in to unmask]
Detailed information about the school programme and logistics will be soon announced on CESI website www.cesi.fpn.unsa.ba where you can also take a look at all previous Schools’ documentation and picture archives.
With sincere regards,
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