Netherlands, Tilburg


when 31 July 2016 - 6 August 2016
language English
duration 1 week
fee EUR 950

The course provides participants with new knowledge, tools and skills to address statelessness and enforce the right to nationality. The curriculum is taught by lecturers from a variety of backgrounds, both professionally and geographically, all of whom are internationally recognized experts with many years of experience working on statelessness. Participants from all over the world engage actively in the different sessions, with several opportunities throughout the week to work in smaller teams and focus specifically on their own area of interest, e.g. through assignments designed to develop strategic ideas on research, advocacy or litigation. As such, the participants will benefit from the knowledge and professional experience of both the lecturers and their fellow participants.

Course leader

Dr. Laura Van Waas

Target group

Geographically mixed; experience in working with issues related to statelessness; from academia, legal practice, UN agencies, NGOs, research institutes, government

Course aim

The course aims to consider statelessness and the right to nationality from various angles. It will deal with legal and policy issues associated with statelessness. The status of stateless persons, their human rights and international protection will be addressed, as well as ways to research and document statelessness. The course will draw on experiences from many places around the world.

Fee info

EUR 950: The course fee is € 950.

•This covers all weekday lunches, tuition, course materials, and a closing dinner.
•Other evening and weekend meals are not included in the course fee.
•A limited number of half scholarships are available for applicants who are able to demonstrate how their work would benefit from participation in the course, but who would otherwise be unable to participate.
•Note that all scholarship positions are highly competitive and we strongly encourage you to seek alternative funding to secure your participation in the course.
•All participants must cover their own costs for traveling to and accommodation in Tilburg for the duration of the course.