Winter Academy of International Law (WAIL) 2018

II.Refugee Law in Istanbul: Current Challenges to 1951 Geneva Convention

29 January- 3 February 2018

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.

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.

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)

All applicants should fill the online application form. In addition, they should submit 1 page long (450 words max.) motivation letter and updated CV as application package. Applications will be evaluated on rolling-basis therefore; early application is highly advised to the candidates. All the applicants should furnish a proof of their level of English which allow them to follow the lectures.

 

Places are limited to 45 participant including ICIL Formation Program students. Deadline is set for 12 January 2018, Friday 24:00 UTC. Late applications won’t be taking into consideration.

 

Once a candidate receives the letter of acceptation, he or she should make the payment of tuition fee in 10 days. Otherwise, the candidate’s participation will not be finalized.

Prof. Dr. İbrahim KAYA – Istanbul University

Prof.Dr. Yusuf ÇALIŞKAN – Istanbul Şehir University

Asst. Prof. Ahmad Al-Dawoody – ICRC-Al Azhar University

Asst. Prof. Dr. Meltem İneli Ciğer – Süleyman Demirel University

Dr. Jean Pierre Gauci – British Institute of International & Comparative Law

Dr. Esra YILMAZ EREN – Turkish-German University

Muhammet ZEYBEK – (LLM Queen Mary University) Judge

At. Dilara Yurtseven – (LLM Lund University) International Refugee Rights Association

At. Orhan Yıldırım – Union of Medical Care and Relief Organizations (UOSSM)

Ferhat Ercümen – Geneva Graduate Institute

Lectures will be held at the historic doctoral hall of Istanbul University Faculty of Law.

Tuition fee is 175 Euros which doesn’t cover accommodation and meals. Selected participants are responsible for their own arrangement of accommodation and meals.

 

Partial scholarship is available for Turkish participants. However, due to reserved places for ICIL Formation Program students, it is fairly limited.

 

ICIL Formation Program students benefit special fee designated for them.

 

In case you need visa to enter to Turkey, you should contact us as soon as possible after receiving your acceptation letter. We will issue an invitation letter for you to facilitate the visa process.

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