Eleni Karageorgiou argues that the ongoing humanitarian crisis has exposed the great flaws of the Dublin Regulation and that solidarity in EU asylum policies has become a euphemism for bargaining responsibility.
Read more in her contribution on openDemocracy.
In an article recently published in International Journal of Refugee Law, LUMIN researcher Gregor Noll argues against radiological age assessment of unaccompanied minors seeking asylum.
Read the full article here.
Rebecca Thorburn Stern, associate professor of international law, has been appointed expert by the Swedish Government in an inquiry into legal routes to the EU for asylum-seekers.
The inquiry will analyze the possibilities for legal routes to the EU, for example through the possibility of visas or other types of admission permits for persons intending to seek asylum in the EU. If deemed possible, the inquiry will result in a proposal of a legal framework in accordance with Sweden’s obligations under EU law and other international instruments. The findings of the Inquiry will be presented at the latest 31 December 2017.
Read more about the inquiry here (in Swedish).
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.
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.