Refugee Rights in Europe: current weaknesses, possible ways forward

Refugee Rights in Europe: current weaknesses, possible ways forward
Date
19 May 2017, 13:30 to 19 May 2017, 18:30
Type
Workshop
Venue
Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DR
Description

 

Brainstorming workshop

Refugee Rights in Europe: current weaknesses, possible ways forward

Convenors: Professor Alexandra Xanthaki (Brunel University London) and Professor Panos Koutrakos (City, University of London)

PROGRAMME

13.30 - Welcome
• Professor Alexandra Xanthaki (Brunel University London)

13.40 - European and International Approaches: current weaknesses
• Chair: Professor George Pavlakos (University of Glasgow)
• Dr Nadine El Enany (Birkbeck University): The Migrant and the Refugee: Law and the Production of Race
• Dr Violeta Moreno-Lax (Queen Mary, University of London): The CEAS' Crisis: Coercion-based Protection? 
• Professor Panos Koutrakos (City, University of London): EU Law issues

14.40 - States practice: current weaknesses- possible solutions
• Chair: Alexandra Xanthaki (Brunel University London)
• Ms Maria Voutsinou (Legal Advisor, Ombudsman, Greece): The Greek experience
• Professor Daniel Wilsher (City, University of London): The UK Experience
• Dr Ioannis Kalpouzos (City, University of London): The Australian experience: A Role for the International Criminal Court?

15.40 - Coffee break

16.10 - Refugee Children
• Chair: Alexandra Xanthaki (Brunel University London)
• Professor Helen Stalford (University of Liverpool): Refugee children in the UK
• Mr Kenneth Hansen (Faros NGO, Greece): Unaccompanied refugee children in Greece
• Dr Derek Groen (Brunel University London):
Ways forward: Estimating the humanitarian impact of border closure decisions using refugee movement simulations

17.10 - Refugees and public perceptions
• Chair: Panos Koutrakos (City, University of London)
• Dr Yasmin Ibrahim (Queen Mary, University of London) and Dr Anita Howarth (Brunel University London):
Expanding borders, contracting humanitarianism
• Professor Aristotle Kallis (Keele University): On Islamophobia and the refugee
• Dr Eleni Polymenopoulou (Brunel University London): Hate speech and the Refugee crisis

18.30 – Conclusions: Ways forward for a research agenda on refugee rights


Programme for Refugee Rights in Europe: current weaknesses, possible ways forward

Organised by Brunel University London; City, University of London; in association with the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies

This workshop is free but advance booking is required  

Contact

IALS Events Office
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