The Hungarian Helsinki Committee launched updated editions of The Refugee Law Reader. It is a comprehensive online model curriculum for the study of the complex and rapidly evolving field of international refugee law.
“We are pleased to announce today the launch of three updated and expanded editions of The Refugee Law Reader: the Sixth Edition in English, the Second Edition in French, and the First Edition in Russian. Together with the previously launched Second Edition in Spanish, The Refugee Law Reader provides a comprehensive on-line model curriculum for the study and implementation of the complex and rapidly evolving field of international asylum and refugee law. The Reader is now accessible at no cost in all four languages at www.refugeelawreader.org.” (HHC Press Release, 23 March 2012)
The Refugee Law Reader is committed to providing a ‘universal’ view of refugee protection that teachers and scholars around the globe can study and analyse. To that end, the Sixth English-language Edition continues The Reader’s expansion in scope by focusing first on international law developments and then turning to regional legal frameworks for refugee protection in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas.
The Reader offers easy access to the complete texts of up-to-date core legal materials, instruments, and academic commentary. A wealth of academic literature has been organized thematically, with notations concerning the main debates that concern specific topics, as well as central points teachers may wish to emphasize. Most of the commentary is freely accessible; a small portion requires a password available from The Reader’s staff. The Editors provide concrete suggestions regarding the number of hours that courses of different lengths might devote to a wide variety of issues.
The Reader is aimed at professors, students, lawyers, advocates, judges, and decision-makers across a wide range of national jurisdictions. It provides a flexible course structure that can be easily adapted to meet a range of training and resource needs.
The reader is published by the Hungarian Helsinki Committee and is supported by the European Refugee Fund and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.