Most states ratified the 1951 Refugee Convention and its 1967 Protocol, yet refugees' rights are routinely ignored. Borders are often closed, and refugees allowed to enter live in camps or slums with few opportunities, waiting decades for a solution to their displacement. States are not incentivized to share obligations; in fact, states regularly deter refugees from arriving or staying. Students will leverage insights from fields including the social sciences, market design, law, and ethics to develop innovative solutions promoting fair and legally sustainable treatment of refugees.
Instructors: James Hathaway (Law), Yoan Hermstrüwer (Economics and Law)
Register for the class here: https://problemsolving.law.umich.edu/registration/.