Course Videos Overview
- Video 1: The basics about human movement, refugees and refugee law
- Video 2: ‘I never thought I would become a refugee’
- Video 3: A Hallmark of Civilization
- Video 4: Refugees have rights and States a duty to respect them
- Video 5: What is government responsibility sharing?
- Video 6: Tips for taking action
What you will learn in this course:
- Explain and defend the right to seek and enjoy asylum;
- Identify the rights that are of most concern to refugees;
- Argue for a greater role of governments in stopping and preventing human rights violations against refugees;
- Challenge misconceptions, prejudices and discriminatory attitudes and behaviour towards people having to flee their country and seek refuge somewhere else;
- Generate and undertake actions to protect the rights of people in need of international protection.
Displacement - Module 1
- Explain the differences between refugees, internally displaced persons (IDPs), asylum seekers and (regular or irregular) migrants;
- Describe the root causes of why people are displaced from their homes.
The Flight - Module 2
- Recognize the extreme circumstances of flight and explain it to others;
- Explain the basics of the international protection system;
- Defend the total prohibition of refoulement;
- Describe the obligation to rescue at sea;
- Explain and defend the right to seek and receive asylum;
- Engage in and contribute to the debate about international protection.
In a new country - Module 3
- Recognize the difficulties of arrival and resettlement in a new country, as well as life in a refugee camp;
- Describe the right to family reunification;
- Argue and defend the importance of sharing responsibility among governments.
Taking Action - Module 4
- Generate initiatives either individually or collectively to defend and promote the rights of people seeking international protection;
- Create your own action plan;
- Share your actions on the social wall and tag your post with #rights2x.