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March NUI Galway Launches Unique LLM in International Migration and Refugee Law and Policy
NUI Galway Launches Unique LLM in International Migration and Refugee Law and Policy
The Irish Centre for Human Rights recently launched the LLM in International Migration and Refugee Law and Policy. Conducting the launch was Gráinne O'Hara, Head of the Department of International Protection at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, who spoke on her experience of working with refugees in Mexico, the former Yugoslavia, Burundi, Sudan (Darfur), the US, Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq.
The LLM in International Migration and Refugee Law will commence in September, 2019 and is the only course of its kind on offer in an Irish university. The Irish Centre for Human Rights, as one of the world’s premier university-based institutions for the study and promotion of human rights, is uniquely placed to deliver this course.
Ms O’Hara also spoke to the need for highly qualified postgraduates in the area of migration and forced displacement, both at the policy level and in the fields, saying: “At a time when human mobility, and forced displacement in particular, is to the forefront of so many highly charged political discussions, the value of academic discipline on the distinct but related issues of migration and refugee flight comes into its own. The LLM in International Migration and Refugee Law and Policy on offer from the Irish Centre for Human Rights at NUI Galway is a case in point. A clear understanding of the relevant legal frameworks, coupled with evidence-based analysis on field realities, is critical to good policy making.”
The programme enables the development of expertise in international, regional and domestic law, policy and practice in the areas of migration, human trafficking and refugee law. There is the opportunity to combine the study of international migration with specialised courses in international humanitarian law and peace operations, gender and law, child rights, and international criminal law.
The core-teaching programme is supplemented with a programme of guest seminars, workshops and conferences engaging with leading experts and practitioners in the field of refugee protection, human trafficking, international migration, human rights law and public policy. For more information on the LLM programmes at NUI Galway visit http://www.nuigalway.ie/business-public-policy-law/school-of-law/courses/postgraduatetaughtcourses.