Migration and the Family in the Globalising World

Course description Migration and the Family in the Globalising World
Year: 2015-2016
Catalog number:
Teacher(s):
  • Prof.dr.mr. P.R. Rodrigues
  • M.A.K. Klaassen LLM
Language: English
Blackboard: Yes
EC: 5
Level: 400
Period: Semester 2
  • No Elective choice
  • No Contractonderwijs
  • No Exchange
  • No Study Abroad
  • No Evening course
  • No A la Carte
  • Yes Honours Class

This course is an Honours Class and therefore only available for students of an honours college

Enrolling in this course is possible until the 27th of January, using the link at ‘registration’ during this period.

Description

In the globalising world, it increasingly occurs that families have ties with more than one state. What implications does migration have for the family, and what role does the family play in migration? These issues are addressed from an interdisciplinary perspective in this summer course.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights positions the family as the core unit of society. In the globalising world, it increasingly occurs that families have ties with more than one state. In admission policies, family unification has become one of the largest regularised immigration flows. The internationalisation of the family brings about specific challenges and opportunities.
In this Honours Class, the students will explore the theme by attending lectures by leading experts in the field on several current topics. The different themes are:

  • The family and migration: An introduction

  • Looking back: family migration policies in the past century

  • Children and the family: What is in the best interests of the child?

  • Left without a family: unaccompanied minors in the EU and the US

  • Transnational families in the globalizing world

  • The EU and family migration: Who holds the keys?

  • The family, migration control and human rights

Students are invited to reflect on these topics from different perspectives. The lectures and topics will be influence by different disciplines, such as law, history, sociology, child psychology and political science.

Programme

The instructors of the Institute of Immigration law, in cooperation with guest lecturers from other disciplines and universities, will thematically discuss these issues with the honours students. The students will be asked to prepare presentations during the lectures and in cooperation with the guest lecturers and instructors. This will result in a symposium on the last day of the summer course in which the students present their findings to a wider audience.

Meeting 1: The family and migration: An introduction
Meeting 2: Looking back: family migration policies in the past century
Meeting 3: Children and the family: What is in the best interests of the child?
Meeting 4: Left without a family: unaccompanied minors in the EU and the US
Meeting 5: Transnational families in the globalizing world
Meeting 6: The EU and family migration: Who holds the keys?
Meeting 7: The family, migration and human rights

Period

Summercourse: 20 June – 1 July 2016, 11:00 – 16:00 hrs

Location

Faculty of Law, Leiden

Assessment method

Final paper

Maximum number of students

22

Registration

Enrolling in this course is possible until 27 January via this link .

Contact

M.A.K. Klaassen LLM

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