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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.

European UnionThe project is co-funded by the European refugee fund.

Read more on the project here.

Downgrading asylum standards as a means for coercing solidarity: the Swedish example

In July 2016 the Swedish parliament is expected to pass a law i.a. limiting the possibility to be granted permanent residence permit and restricting the right to family reunification.

“[W]hat such practices reveal is the dimension of EU solidarity, forged on the basis of narrowly economistic and nationalist grounds which unpacks CEAS inherent tension: security and control versus human rights protection, solidarity amongst Member States versus asylum” LUMIN researcher Eleni Karageorgiou writes in a recent blog post on the EU Migration Law Blog.

Read the full blog post here.

Syrian refugees, solidarity and sharing practices within the EU

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.

Symposium on the Refugee Convention in the context of disasters and climate change

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.

Brief summaries of the subprojects

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:

 

L/UMIN in Almedalen

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).

Report from the Nordic Asylum Law Seminar

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.