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


Bettina Normann Petersen

DIS Copenhagen Faculty

Cand.jur. (LLM., University of Aarhus, Denmark). Bar exam passed 2001. Attorney-at-law at JuraToGo. Judge at the Refugee Appeals Board since 2001. Associated professor at University of Copenhagen in Refugee Law and Civil Procedure since 2010.

Justice and Human Rights, Bettina Normann Petersen