UNHCR 100th International Refugee Law Course 2019


Application Deadline:6 September 2019

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the Institute is pleased to announce its  100th Course on international refugee law  with a specific focus on the Global Compact on Refugees (GCR).

Government officials working in training national institutions and academics from the Global South, with experience on refugee issues, are invited to apply.

The Course will cover the principles, objectives and programme of action set by the GCR and will allow participants to strengthen their teaching skills and capacity to develop training modules through sessions devoted to instructional design and learning methodologies. During the week, the curricula will focus on the key elements of refugee protection, ranging from the legal framework to refugee participation and solutions.


The 100th Course is tailored and dedicated to representatives of national governmental training institutions and academics from the Global South.
This special edition of the 100th Course will only accept 25 participants. We apologise in advance if we cannot accept you for this year’s Course.


  • Enhance the capacity of national governmental training
    institutions to embed the principles and areas in need of support of the
    GCR in their training programmes and modules;
  • Empower national governmental training officials and academics to:
    – Raise awareness on and advocate for the protection of refugees;
    – Enhance and develop sound and sustainable training programmes, in methodology and topics, in line with the GCR;
    – Ensure that their training programmes incorporate content conforming with the GCR;
    – Harmonize the training approach and areas of focus among national governmental training institutions.
  • Exchange of best practices and peer-to-peer support to enhance
    existing programme development and implementation mechanisms at the
    local level;
  • Identify areas of cooperation between national governmental training institutions at the regional level.

For more information on the 100th Course
please contact Ms. Melissa Amisano – Coordinator at the International
Refugee Law and Migration Law Department at: 
[email protected].Queries on the course registration and administrative questions should be directed to Ms Patricia Panizzi at: [email protected].

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the UNHCR 100th International Refugee Law Course 2019