Bern, Switzerland

Sustainable Migration

when 23 July 2018 - 27 July 2018
language English
duration 1 week
credits 3 EC
fee CHF 1200

From the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants to the Global Compact for Migration, the international community has been more committed than ever to develop a comprehensive framework to prevent, manage and respond to the causes and challenges of irregular, unsafe and unorderly migration.
In the context of increased large movements of migrants and refugees globally, this course aims to delineate the proponents of “sustainable migration”, whereby migration will be discussed respectively from the nexus of (i) human rights, (ii) governance, (iii) labour mobility, (iv) trade and (v) climate change.
To provide an overview of main relevant legal instruments and to gain an understanding of their current implementation is the aim, as well to propose detailed case studies ( eg. ASEAN; Mercosur; the Pacific Region).

Course leader

Elisa Fornalé, World Trade Institute; François Crépeau, McGill University

Target group

We accept individuals who have completed an undergraduate degree in law, economics or political science, or in an unrelated field supplemented by relevant working experience. Participants are expected to have a strong command of English and should be ready to read a large amount of material in English both prior to and during the Summer Academy.

Course aim

The WTI Summer Academy covers cutting-edge issues in investment and trade law and policy. It is designed for private and public sector and civil society professionals as well as higher-education students. In lectures, discussions and case studies, renowned experts will teach you how to blend the policy aspects of trade and investment with thorough legal interpretation and economic analysis. Becoming a part of the WTI community, you will establish valuable contacts with fellow-minded professionals and lecturers.

Fee info

CHF 1200: Tuition for one week is 1,200 Swiss francs and for three weeks it is 3,200 Swiss francs.


The WTI does not grant scholarships for the Summer Academy. Financial aid, if needed, should be requested from other donor organisations or institutions.

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