International Law and Migration


Approximately 258 million people, or roughly 3 % of the world’s population, live outside their country of origin or habitual residence – the highest number ever recorded. Of these, approximately 10 %, or about 25 million people, have fled their country as refugees – the largest number since WWII. Millions of civilians have fled or are fleeing their homes, escaping from war and terror, hunger and persecutions, ecological disasters and poverty.

Form of assessment

The number of ECTS credits and the assessment methods are likely to be different for students in credit exchange programmes.

Educational formula

Reading will focus on three strands: (1) theoretical – introduction to basic notions of international law, with a focus on International Refugee Law, International Human Rights Law, International Maritime Law and International Criminal Law; (2) doctrinal – applicable treaties, laws, directives, regulations and case law; and (3) evidentiary - reports by UN agencies, NGOs and forensic investigations.

In brief

Year Fourth year

Teaching languageEnglish

Teaching term Six-monthly

ECTS credits 3.0

Number of hours 18.0

Teaching activityLecture course

ValidationFinal oral examination

Mandatory teaching

Open to exchange students



Educational manager :
Shatz Omer [+]