WINTER ACADEMY OF INTERNATIONAL LAW (WAIL) 2018

Overview

Turkey as a country hosting more than 4 million refugees amid the biggest refugee crisis of the history is a laboratory for Refugee Law. In this respect, Istanbul Center of International Law (ICIL) is organizing its annual Winter Academy of International Law (WAIL) dedicated to Refugee Law in cooperation with Istanbul Law School.

Objective of WAIL is to promote the capacity building among Turkish law students in terms of specialization in Refugee Law to properly tackle with social and economic challenges of the reality of refugees. At the same time, we would like to enable foreign law students to analyze, learn and observe on-site Turkish experience on Refugee Law in Istanbul.

Content

Academic organization of the WAIL is two-folded; The first part of the winter school is dedicated to the current legal challenges posed by Syrian refugees and their current situation in Turkey. The second part is dedicated to the international challenges against Refugee Law. The lecturers were carefully selected from Turkish and foreign experts who have valuable insight and significant expertize on their respective topics.

ICIL is operating changes in terms of content and organization to increase the quality of the program year by year. 2018 edition of WAIL is focused on the current challenges against the 1951 Geneva Convention.

Provisory Academic Program

II. REFUGEE LAW IN TURKEY: Current Challenges against 1951 Geneva Convention
29 January – 02 February 2018
9:30-12:30 12:30-14:00 14:00-16:00
29.01.2018
Monday
“An Introduction to Refugee Law: Exploring the Refugee Definition and International Protection Categories”
Asst. Prof. Meltem İneli Ciğer
Lunch Break Syrian Refugee Crisis: Anatomy of Quagmire
At. Orhan Yıldırım

Union of Medical Care and Relief Organizations (UOSSM)
30.01.2018
Tuesday
“Temporary Protection Under Turkish Law”
Dr. Esra YILMAZ EREN
Turkish-German University
Lunch Break Asylum-Seeking Process
in Turkish Law
At. Dilara Yurtseven
(LLM Lund University)
International Refugee Rights Association
31.01.2018
Wednesday
Labor and Social Security Rights of Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Turkey
Prof.Dr. Yusuf ÇALIŞKAN 

Istanbul Şehir University
(TBC)
Lunch Break Healthcare and Education
Rights of Syrian Asylum
Seekers in Turkey
At. Dilara Yurtseven
(LLM Lund University)
International Refugee Rights Association
01.02.2018
Thursday
“Non-refoulement and EU-Turkey deal”
Muhammet ZEYBEK
Judge, LLM Queen Mary University of London
Lunch Break Migration through Sea:
Rescue Operations in Mediterrean Sea
Dr. Jean Pierre Gauci
BIICL
02.02.2018
Friday
“Relationship among Refugee Law, Human Rights Law and International Humanitarian Law”
Dr. Jean Pierre GAUCI
BIICL
Lunch Break “Stateslesness and IDP”
Ferhat Ercümen

Geneva Graduate Institute
03.02.2018
Saturday
The Concept of Refugee and Fundamental Rights in Islamic Law (10:00 – 12:00)
Asst. Prof. Ahmad Al-Dawoody
ICRC-Al Azhar University
Closing Ceremony
(12:00-13:00)

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Start Time

09:00

Monday, January 29, 2018

Finish Time

18:00

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Address

İstanbul

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