This advanced seminar affords students the opportunity to engage directly in the process of conceiving new understandings of international refugee law. Seminar members will research aspects of the question of the right of refugees to freedom of movement. Our research will span the spectrum of related issues, including the right of refugees to leave their own country; to enter and be received by an asylum state; to avoid unnecessary detention or other constraints during the reception process; to move freely and to choose their place of residence within the asylum state; to travel to other countries; and ultimately to choose to return to their home country and to re-establish themselves there. This research will be drawn upon by Professor Marjoleine Zieck of the University of Amsterdam, who will serve as the external academic expert for the next Colloquium on Challenges in International Refugee Law (on this topic), slated for spring 2017.
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