Rebecca Thorburn Stern and Hanna Wikström, researchers within the LUMIN-project, are co-authoring a book on assessment of protection needs and credibility in asylum procedures. Migrationsrätt. Skyddsbehov och trovärdighet – bedömning i asylärenden will be published with Liber during early summer 2016.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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:
- The Swedish Migration Court’s duty to investigate (Isa Cegrell Karlander, report in Swedish)
- Discrimination and asylum law (Maria Bexelius, report in Swedish)
- Climate change-related harm and non-refoulement: how refugee lawyers respond to global warming (Matthew R. Scott)
- The price of solidarity: distributing the responsibilities for people in need of international protection within the EU and between the EU and third countries (Eleni Karageorgiou)
- Children with psychosocial and intellectual disabilities in the asylum process (Anna Bruce)
- “Is it for real?” Investigating genuineness in the invocation of reasons for protection (Hanna Wikström och Rebecca Thorburn Stern, report in Swedish)
- Age assessment in the asylum procedure (Gregor Noll)
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).
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).