Istanbul, Turkey

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

when 29 January 2018 - 2 February 2018
language English
duration 1 week
fee EUR 175

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 devoted to the international problems against Refugee Law. The lecturers were carefully selected from Turkish and foreign experts who have valuable insight and significant expertise on their respective topics.

ICIL is operating changes regarding 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.

Course leader

Professor Ibrahim Kaya

Target group

Applicants should be early career researchers in the field of international law. Senior Bachelors, master and PhD students are also welcome. Applicants should have a demonstrated interest in international refugee law and/or international law in general. Applications from a wide variety of fields of expertise will be accepted, including law, criminology, international relations, political science, sociology and etc.

Course aim

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.

Fee info

EUR 175: The tuition fee is 175 Euros which doesn’t cover accommodation and meals. Selected participants are responsible for their arrangement of accommodation and meals.


A partial scholarship is available for Turkish participants. However, due to reserved places for ICIL Formation Program students, it is relatively limited.

ICIL Formation Program students benefit special fee designated for them.