Fleeing Across Borders: International Refugee LawSemester Course

Fleeing Across Borders: International Refugee Law, Semester Course
Major Discipline(s)
Human Rights, Legal Studies, Political Science
Elective Course
Fall/Spring semester

Right now men, women, and children are fleeing Syria, Somalia, Afghanistan, and other places of war or conflict. Because several Scandinavian countries are known for their humanitarian views, and fair and equal societies, many of these people hope to reach the Nordic borders. This course addresses the need for international protection, the asylum process, and the protection of rejected asylum seekers against torture or other violations of international human rights regulations.

Related Discipline(s)

This course would also be of interest to the following discipline(s):
Ethnic Studies, International Relations


Claus Juul

DIS Copenhagen Faculty

Cand. Jur. Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen (1990). Lawyer at the Social ministry 1990-1992, Ministry of Justice 1992-1994, the Ministry of Interior Affairs 1994-1998, including as a Member of the Refugee Appeals Board for the ministry. Lawyer for the Documentation and Advisory Centre on Racial Discrimination, 1998-2000, The Danish Refugee Council 2000-2005, Amnesty International 2005- Present. Nominated by the Danish Refugee Council to serve as a member of the Refugee Council 2013-2016. With DIS since 2017.