Course: Legal Clinic of Refugee and Alien Law II

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Course title Legal Clinic of Refugee and Alien Law II
Course code CPV/NKUC2
Organizational form of instruction Seminar
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Tomoszek Maxim, JUDr. PhD.
Course content
1. Convention and Protocol relating to the status of refugees - definition of the term refugee, principles of refugee law. 2. Common European Asylum System and its reflections in legal framework of Czech Republic. 3. Distinctions between asylum and subsidiary protection. 4. Administrative procedure for granting international protection and following court proceedings concerning a complaint against a decision of an administrative authority. 5. Judicature of European Court of Human Rights and Court of the Justice of the European Union; refugee law - recent and future developments (internally displaced persons, war refugees, environmental refugees etc.). 6. Case study.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic Lecture(Interpretation, Training)
Learning outcomes
This course is taught in the form of seminars linked with practice. In the practical part of the course, students will visit a refugee camp, help with providing legal assistance, analyze practical cases, research information about the country of origin, prepare procedural documents, and will have an opportunity to participate in a refugee law moot court.
Students will aplly this knowledge to practical situations. They will develop the skill of legal analysis, drafting and document analysis, communication and presentation skills, problem-solving and legal research.
In this subject, the students will deepen their knowledge of public international law and administrative procedure. They will also further develop knowledge of refugee law, acquired in the course Legal Clinic of Refugee and Alien Law I.

Assessment methods and criteria
Student performance

In order to sign-up for the course Legal Clinic of Refugee and Alien Law II, students have to pass the course Legal Clinic of Refugee and Alien Law I. The requirements to pass the course are active participation in classes, proper preparation for classes, delivering the mid-term tasks and semestral project, which may be replaced by participation in the Asylum Law Moot Court Competition.
Recommended literature
  • Čepelka, Č. (2013). Teorie a praxe azylu a uprchlictví. PF UK Praha.
  • Molek, P. (2010). Právní pojem "pronásledování" v souvislostech evropského azylového práva. C. H. Beck, Praha.
  • Pořízek, P., Jílek, D. (2010). Společný evropský azylový systém: zásahy do osobní svobody, Sborník z vědeckého semináře uskutečněného dne 12. června 2009 v Kanceláři veřejného ochránce práv. Wolters Kluwer, Praha.
  • Pořízek, P. (2008). Společný evropský azylový systém: transpozice směrnic. In Společný evropský azylový systém: transpozice směrnic, Sborník z vědeckého semináře uskutečněného pod záštitou JUDr. Otakara Motejla, dne 26. června 2008 v Kanceláři veřejného ochránce práv, editor Dalibor Jílek a Pavel Pořízek.. ASPI, Praha.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Law Law (2010) Law, legal and public administration proceeding 4 Summer