MV728K Legal Clinic of Refugee Law

Faculty of Law
Autumn 2008
Extent and Intensity
1/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
Mgr. Hana Lupačová (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Hana Lupačová
Department of International and European Law - Faculty of Law
Contact Person: Hana Brzobohatá
Mon 22. 9. to Fri 19. 12. each odd Thursday 18:15–19:45 302
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Administrative Law.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 12 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/12, only registered: 0/12
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
  • Law (programme PrF, M-PPV)
Course objectives
Freedom of movement is one of milestones of refugee law but in this context it is manifested as the harsh deformation. Since the movement should be a reflection of the free decision and not an enforced act of an individual who flees involuntarily beyond the borders of his country of origin. The reasons for the enforced departure can be seen in the persecution as the absence of de iure or de facto protection of the state and the existence of serious human rights violations as well as the war and disasters. International and domestic law offer different forms of protection: asylum and temporary protection. The asylum as an authoritative act of the state can be of territorial, diplomatic or political forms while the temporary protection is limited in time and structure (residence, health care, shelter and boarding, or work permit) because it enables minimum existence in the territory of the receiving state. The asylum provides security against refoulement, deportation, it provides the protection against the personal jurisdiction of the country of origin but also the right to permanent residence with other benefits. The asylum in the sense of the human right, as regulated in 1969 American Convention on Human Rights, limits the discretion of the state and imposes an obligation of providing international protection if the conditions for the rule are met. The course can mediate the multicultural world in its richness but also show the problems of integrating and assimilating recognised asylum-seekers. Moreover, it reveals different interpretation of the key provisions under the 1951 Geneva Convention and the 1967 New York Protocol relating to the Status of Refugees with the aim of provoking critical legal reasoning and the ability to find adequate interpretation.
  • 1. Introductory lesson Asylum law - introduction a) Legislation on refugees (The 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees, law No. 325/1999 Coll., on asylum) b) Basic terms c) Forms of international protection 2. Procedure on international protection – Ist instance a) Procedure on international protection b) Ist instance procedure: subjects, their procedural rights and obligations c) Interview with asylum-seeker d) Decision in 1st instance, its content, its legal effect 3. Psychological aspects in international protection procedure a) specific groups of asylum-seekers – mothers with children, single mothers, single women, unaccompanied minors, handicapped asylum-seekers b) dealing with the trauma of asylum-seekers c) communicating with asylum-seekers from diverse socio-cultural environment d) work with asylum-seekers from the viewpoint of a worker of the asylum centre or integration asylum facility 4. Procedure on international protection in courts a) appeals against decisions of Ministry of Interior: procedural rights and obligations, specific problems in asylum court proceedings (language, legal representatives, interpreters etc.), legal effects of a court decision b) cassation appeal against the judgment of regional courts: procedural rights and obligations, admissibility of cassation appeal in the Czech Republic, legal effects of the decision of Supreme Administrative Court c) visa during the court procedure d) case-law of the Supreme Administrative Court 5. EU and protection of refugees a) European Community – 1st pillar b) Dublin regulation c) qualifications and procedural directives d) transposition of the directives in the Czech law 6. UNHCR and its role protecting the refugees a) competences of UNHCR under Czech asylum law b) role of UNHCR elsewhere c) resettlement of refugees 7. Migration law – introduction a) legislation on migration in the Czech Republic (law No. 326/1999 Coll., on stay of foreigners) b) basic terms c) overview of basic types of stay of foreigners d) rights and duties of foreigners 8. Migration law (Czech Republic) – legal statuses of foreigners from third countries a) visa b) long-term stay – purposes of stay c) permanent stay (also in relation to asylum procedure) 9. Migration law (Czech Republic) – EU citizens Rights and obligations related to stay (work, health care, social security, education). a) short-term stay b) permanent stay 10. Integration of foreigners, recognized refugees and beneficiaries of subsidiary protection (State integration programme; work and enterpreneurship, accommodation, education) a) Policy of integration of foreigners b) green cards, blue cards c) Czech language Recognized refugees: a) integration facilities b) integration flats c) Czech language Role of NGOs and ministries in integration of foreigners 11. Expulsion, detention of foreigners a) duties of foreigners, reasons for expulsion, legal effects of expulsion b) detention centres c) expulsion; detention and asylum claim 12. Rights of foreigners from the viewpoint of ombudsman a) rights of ombudsman in this field; how to complain; procedure b) preventive visits of asylum centres and detention centres c) current activities of ombudsman regarding foreigners and/or asylum-seekers 13. Naturalisation from the viewpoint of ombudsman a) conditions for being granted citizenship b) naturalisation procedure c) current activities of ombudsman regarding naturalisation d) new law on citizenship 14. Final lesson
  • JÍLEK, Dalibor. Společný evropský azylový systém:doplňková ochrana (The Common European Asylum System: The Subsidiary Protection). první. Brno: Masarykova Univerzita, Spisy Právnické fakulty MU č. 320, 2007. 235 pp. ISBN 978-80-210-4476. info
  • JÍLEK, Dalibor and Renáta KLEČKOVÁ. Společný evropský azylový systém : procedurální směrnice (Common European Asylum System : Procedure Directive). / editoři: Dalibor Jílek a Renáta Klečková. 1. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2006. 214 pp. Spisy PrF MU. Řada teoretická ; Svazek 304. ISBN 80-210-4058-0. info
  • JÍLEK, Dalibor. Společný evropský azylový systém:právní pojem "pronásledování" : sborník (The Common European Asylum System: The Common Concept of "Persecution"). 1. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2005. 275 pp. (Spisy PrF MU v Brně. Řada teoretická ; Sv. 292). ISBN 80-210-3798-9. info
  • JÍLEK, Dalibor. Společný evropský azylový systém:právní pojem "pronásledování" : sborník (The Common European Asylum System: The Common Concept of "Persecution"). 1. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2005. 275 pp. (Spisy PrF MU v Brně. Řada teoretická ; Sv. 292). ISBN 80-210-3798-9. info
Assessment methods
homework and a final test
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught each semester.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2006, Autumn 2007, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017.
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