Basics of Refugee Determination
This is a self-paced learning experience. You will be able to stop and start the module at your convenience.
In this module, students will learn about the formation, mission and role of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees as well as various regional treaties and agreements. We will then turn to the domestic U.S. asylum system, exploring the procedural avenues available to individuals seeking protection as well as trending topics in refugee and asylum law.
Throughout this module, you will learn from working professionals who have contributed through video as well as authored the text. In addition to watching videos and reading text, you will interact with the content, in various ways, through sliders that reveal information as you move, hotspots on an image, a variety of question styles (both graded and ungraded), and more.
Duration to complete module: 4-6 hours approximately. If using a mobile device to review the module, use the browser on your device. Do not access through the Canvas app.
By the end of this module, you will be able to:
Understand and apply the definition of refugee from the UN Refugee Convention and Protocol.
Explain how the main regional instruments and institutions complement the UN Refugee definition.
Summarize the key features of the US asylum system and contrast it with the refugee adjudication system.
- Evaluate the relevance of the refugee definition to the current refugee crisis.