The Online Course presents the key aspects of the international protection of refugees. It is based on the analysis of International Refugee Law and its complementarity with other bodies of law in guaranteeing that the rights of forcibly displaced persons are respected and ensured. The different displacement phases are examined, by outlining the causes that force people to flee, the protection risks encountered throughout the displacement cycle, and the search and implementation of durable and sustainable solutions. A cross-cutting approach is adopted in analyzing refugee-related issues, such as gender-based violence, and the protection of stateless and internally displaced persons. The Course is conducted in light of the developments generated by the Global Compact on Refugees.