Module Details

LW907-7-AU-CO: The Protection Of Refugees And Displaced Persons In International Law

Year: 2016/17
Department: Law (School of)
Essex credit: 15
ECTS credit: 7.5
Available to Study Abroad / Exchange Students: Yes
Full Year Module Available to Study Abroad / Exchange Students for a Single Term: No
Outside Option: No

Supervisor: Professor Geoff Gilbert
Teaching Staff: Professor Geoff Gilbert
Contact details: University of Essex, School of Law. Telephone: 01206 872557; Email: geoff (non essex users should add to create the full email address).

Module is taught during the following terms
Autumn Spring Summer

Module Description

Refugees and internally displaced persons constitute around 65 million people or 1 percent of the planet’s population. The focus of this course is on the protection they receive in international law. Legal definitions of refugee status are the focus along with the guarantees provided in international human rights law, and the limitations placed on their international commitments by states in Europe and North America.

Learning and Teaching Methods

One two-hour seminar per week


100 per cent Coursework Mark


Take-home exam.


  • Goodwin-Gill, GS and McAdam, J, The Refugee in International Law, 3rd ed, Oxford University Press 2007

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