Rome, Italy

Summer Course on Migration and Human Rights

when 15 July 2019 - 19 July 2019
language English
duration 1 week
fee USD 1100

International migration is a growing phenomenon involving the international community as a whole and engaging Member States in the protection of human rights. Analyzing migration as a crosscutting topic and understanding the challenges faced both by migrants and Member States is crucial for the development and implementation of national policies compliant with international human rights standards. According to the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs International Migration Report 2017, approximately 258 million people reside outside their country of birth. This number has continued to grow over the past seventeen years.

With these considerations in mind, UNICRI, in cooperation with John Cabot University, will deliver the fourth edition of the Summer Course on Migration and Human Rights, a one-week intensive course shedding light on current issues related to international migration. More specifically, the curriculum of the course focuses on:

- International migration, trafficking and asylum law
- Internally displaced persons
- Irregular migration: balancing human rights and security
- Irregular migration by sea
- Migration and rural development
- Migration and the challenge of religious pluralism
- Migration, development and integration
- Global displacement

The Summer Course, which will take place at John Cabot University (Rome, Italy), couples theoretical lectures with roundtable discussions, dynamic case studies, and practical exercises. The faculty of the Summer Course is composed by leading scholars and academics from John Cabot and other universities, representatives of the United Nations system, international human rights bodies and the civil society.

Course leader

United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) and John Cabot University

Target group

The course is designed for:
- University graduates in Law, Political Science, International Relations, Economics, Social Science and other relevant disciplines
- Young professionals working in governmental institutions, local authorities, international and non-governmental organizations seeking to deepen their understanding of current food security issues.

Applications from students who expect to graduate at the end of the 2018/2019 academic year will also be considered.

Course aim

This five-day intensive summer course has been developed to provide participants with an analysis on human rights issues regarding global migration. The participants will benefit from the internationally recognised expert faculty and will have the opportunity to meet peers in order to build lasting professional relationships.

Fee info

USD 1100: The standard registration fee is US Dollars 1100.

Registration fees do not cover additional expenses such as those related to travel, meals, accommodation and VISA.
EUR 0: The registration fee for Early Bird applicants is 1,000 US Dollars. The deadline for Early Bird Applicants is 17 February 2019.

Registration fees do not cover additional expenses such as those related to travel, meals, accommodation and VISA.


There is no scholarship or financial aid available for this program.