WAIL 2019


“Palestinian Refugees: A Long-lasting Legal Deadlock”

WAIL 2019 focuses on the phenomenon of Palestinian Refugees alongside its core program dedicated to Syrian Refugees in Turkey. Palestine has always been a critical issue for both the international community and the Turkish society. As WAIL is a combination of national and international law related to refugees, this year’s focus will be Palestine.

28 January- 1 February 2019

ICIL Students, Turkish and foreign law students particularly advanced bachelor and graduate students as well as practitioners.

Please submit your CV and Motivation Letter in English as pdf files to wail2019@icil.org.tr

1 January 2018 (Applications will be evaluated on rolling-basis. Therefore, we highly advise you to make an early application to secure your place at the Winter Academy).

Prof. Yusuf Çalışkan (İbni Haldun University)
Dr. Esra Yılmaz-Eren (Turkish-German University)
Dr. Meltem İneli-Ciğer (Isparta Süleyman Demirel University)
Gamze Ovacık (PhD Candidate- Bilkent University)
At. Dilara Yurtseven (PhD Candidate- Groningen University)
Prof. Berdal Aral
Assistant Professor Noura Erakat
Assistant Professor Ali Emrah Bozbayındır

200 Euro for the general audience

800 TL for Turkish students

400 TL for ICIL Students

There isn’t any kind of scholarship for the Winter Academy as the participation fees kept at reasonable levels. This fee covers the participation and the relevant materials for the academy. Therefore, participants are responsible for their plane tickets and accommodation costs. Our organization team will communicate nearby and affordable accommodation options to participants.

For questions please send mail to wail2019@icil.org.tr

Monday, 28 January 2019

09:00-09:30 Introduction of WAIL 2019

09:30-11:00 Refugee Law Definitions

11:00-11:15 Break

11:15-12:30 Refugee Law Definitions

12:30-14:00 Lunch Break

14:00-15:30 Temporary Protection Regime in Turkey


Tuesday, 29 January 2019

09:00-11:30 Temporary Protection Regime in Comparative Law

11:30-11:45 Break

11:45-12:15 Regulation of Migration through Sea

12:15-13:45 Lunch Break

13:45-15:30 Interaction between European Union and Turkey in Refugee Law


Wednesday, 30 January 2019

09:00-10:30 Burden Sharing in Refugee Law

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-12:15 Labor and Social Security Rights of Syrians in Turkey

12:15-13:45 Lunch Break

13:45-15:30 Field Trip: Migration Authority


Thursday, 31 January 2019

09:00-10:30 Right to Return under International Law

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-12:30 Forced displacement of Palestinians and International Law

12:30-14:00 Lunch Break

14:00-15:30 Jewish Nation-State Law and its legal implications to the Palestinians

15:45-16:45 Closing Lecture and Presentation of Certificates


Friday, 1 February 2019

09:00-10:00- Opening Remarks


Palestine and Public International Law

10:00-11:00 Panel 1: Statehood of Palestine

11:00-11:30 Break

11:30-12:30 Panel 2: Status of Jerusalem


12:30-14:00 Lunch Break


International Criminal Law and Palestine

14:00-15:30 Panel 3: Palestinian accession to International Criminal Court and Possible Prosecutions of War Crimes Committed within Palestinian Territories

15:30-16:00 Break

16:00-17:00 Panel 4: Legacy of Mavi Marmara Case

2 February 2019, Saturday

09:30-11:00 Panel 5: Self Determination for Palestinian People  

11:00-11:30 Break

11:30-12:30 Panel 6: Business & Human Rights and Palestine


Closing Remarks