The research milieu Lund/Uppsala Migration Law Network (L/UMIN) is a collaboration between the faculties of law at Uppsala and Lund universities which aims at promoting and developing migration law in Sweden. The research within the milieu focuses on international as well as national aspects of migration law. PhD Projects as well as postdoc Projects are included, and several senior researchers are linked to the milieu. Seminar series and workshops will be organised, where the exchange of knowledge between researchers and practitioners of migration law is central.
The project is co-funded by the European refugee fund.
Read more on the project here.
An article by LUMIN researcher Eleni Karageorgiou has been published in European Politics and Society. In her article, ‘Solidarity and sharing in the Common European Asylum System: the case of Syrian refugees’, Karageorgiou discusses the way in which the Syrian refugee crisis triggers questions of solidarity and sharing practices within the EU.
The article is published in European Politics and Society 2016, Volume 17, Issue 2, pages 196-214, DOI:10.1080/23745118.2016.1121007.
Read the abstract here.
From 3-4 May 2016 Lund University will host an invitation-only symposium on the subject of Disasters and Displacement in a Warming World: Current Realities, Legal Perspectives. Opening with a keynote speech by Professor Jane McAdam (UNSW), the symposium will consider the role of the 1951 Refugee Convention in relation to cross-border displacement in the context of disasters and climate change.
The symposium is funded by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond.
More information about the symposium.
L/UMIN members Gregor Noll and Eleni Karageorgiou recently presented talks on the question of EU solidarity in the refugee field at the 4-5 March Odysseus Conference entitled “Searching for Solidarity in EU Asylum and Border Policies”. An audio recording of their interventions as well as written summaries are available at:
In his op-ed article in OpenDemocracy, Gregor Noll writes: “To distribute people, the most sensitive dimension of solidarity, is firstly about sharing norms; the rights of the asylum seekers must be guaranteed in reality, not just in law.”
Read the entire article at opendemocracy.net.
The part of the L/UMIN project which was co-funded by the European Refugee Fund came to an end on 30 June 2015. Brief summaries of each research project are now available:
In his Op-Ed in the daily paper “Göteborgsposten”, Gregor Noll suggests a system of humanitarian visas in order to open legal ways to asylum in the European Union.
Read the article here (in Swedish).
L/UMIN researchers arrange a panel debate on migration law during the Almedalen week (annual political event) in Visby, Gotland: “Döden i Medelhavet, klimat-migration och trovärdighetsproblem – håller asylrätten för framtiden?”
Time: 1 July 2015 at 8:00 – 9:30 (breakfast served at 8:00)
Venue: Hästgatan 13, Visby
Read more on the seminar (in Swedish).
Download invitation (pdf, in Swedish).
In summer bloom, Uppsala welcomed 125 participants from all over the globe to the Nordic Asylum Law Seminar, held on 7–8 May 2015 in Uppsala University’s Campus Blåsenhus. The overall theme for this year’s conference was ‘Unequal Treatment: The Root of All Claims for Protection?’ The purpose was to foster exchange and dialogue among scholars, lawyers, governments and civil society on issues related to domestic, European and international refugee and asylum law.
Read a brief summary of the Nordic Asylum Law Seminar.