Master of International Affairs   Master of Public Policy  

The global refugee regime: Law, ethics and politics

This course will explore the global refugee regime from a multidisciplinary perspective: legal, political and ethical. The course will provide students with an understanding of international refugee law in its political context, examining the role of states, regional and international organisations, citizens, refugees and other migrants and other key actors in shaping the norms and institutions that comprise the global regime. It will introduce key ethical readings and concepts on refugeehood, refugee protection and the global refugee regime, in order to provide students with insights into global ethics and deep ethical concerns about the nature and limits of refugee protection in a bordered world.