Introduction to asylum in a global context: 1 CPD

What is going on with refugees on a global basis? Which countries host the most refugees? What is the history of refugee law and where did it all come from? Useful for anyone with an interest in refugee law and policy.

About this course

This course was last updated in March 2022.

This short course takes a step back from the day-to-day reality of asylum in the UK in order to place it in a wider global and historical perspective.

It explores why international refugee law is necessary and how it has developed over time, and the interplay with refugee definitions found in regional legal instruments. The course then looks at where refugees are from, why they move and where they live around the world, including a closer look at refugees in the European Union and the UK.

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What people have said about this course

The course is up to date and therefore of interest to people who have worked in the sector for many years, and those who are new alike. It has a useful combination of accessible narrative and infographics. Thank you for putting this together.
Pippa Brown
Pippa Brown

Modules within this course

  1. International refugee law

    Development of the international protection framework for refugees.

  2. Recent trends in refugee movements

    Who is claiming asylum in the UK, Europe and around the world?