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).
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.
“The 140 seat Pufendorf hall was almost full when Gregor Noll, Morten Kjærum, Martin Ratcovich and Eleni Karageorgiou discussed the refugee crisis in the Mediterranean from a law perspective”, the daily paper Sydsvenskan reports from a panel discussion held at the Faculty of Law in Lund on 4 May 2015.
Read the article in Sydsvenskan (in Swedish).
One of the keynote speeches at the Nordic Asylum Law Seminar (Uppsala, 7-8 May) is now available online: Professor Thomas Spijkerboer’s presentation entitled European Sexual Nationalism: Refugee Law After the Gender & Sexuality Critiques.
Download the speech from Spijkerboer’s blog.
Registration for the Nordic Asylum Law Seminar, to be held in Uppsala on May 7-8 2015, closed on March 25. We are happy to announce that the seminar is fully booked. However, it is still possible to be put on a waiting list. Please send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to do so.
A delegation from the European Commission visited Sweden to look closer at some of the projects funded by the European Refugee Fund. Lund/Uppsala Migrationlaw Network was one of the projects that were selected for a visit, and we received the delegation from the Commission in Uppsala on 25 March.