100th International Refugee Law Course

100th International Refugee Law Course

UNHCR 100th International Refugee Law Course (Fully Funded)

Deadline: September 6, 2019

The Global Compact on Refugees (GCR) calls for a stronger, fairer response to large refugee movements and protracted situations. It highlights the need of a comprehensive refugee response framework, guided by the principles of international cooperation and responsibility sharing, where States and other relevant actors become partners towards the achievement of durable solutions for refugees.

The International Institute of Humanitarian Law, as a reputable institution dedicated to the training of government officials on refugee issues since 1982, wishes to share the agenda and contribute to the collective outcome of the GCR. Thanks to the support of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the Institute is launching the 100th International Refugee Law Course – Special Edition, with a focus on the GCR.


Please note that there are two types of scholarships granted by IIHL:

  • A full scholarship which includes (1) return ticket in economy class from the nearest international airport in the country of residence to Nice (France); (2) shuttle Nice-Sanremo-Nice; (3) accommodation on a full board basis in Sanremo; (4) registration fees and documentation.
  • A half scholarship which includes (1) shuttle Nice-Sanremo-Nice; (2) accommodation on a full board basis in Sanremo; (3) registration fees and documentation.


Only a very small number of scholarships are available depending upon the availability of sponsor funding and so cannot be guaranteed purely by application. The IIHL itself does not offer scholarships, but does so on behalf of sponsors who may collaborate with it for particular courses. If you wish to be considered for a scholarship you must apply to the IIHL at least 2 months in advance

Program Goals

  • 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. 


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