THE FUTURE OF EUROPE AS A PLACE OF REFUGE

5. - 6. 12. 2019

Provisional programme

 

DAY 1 – THURSDAY DECEMBER 5th

10.00 – 10.15 Opening

Jan Kuklík, Dean of the Law Faculty, Charles University, the Czech Republic

Michal Broža, United Nations Office in the Czech Republic

 

10.15 – 12.15 Opening PLENARY SESSION I – Europe as a Place of Refuge? Introduction

Chair: Jan Kuklík (Charles University, Prague, the Czech Republic)

Rainer Hofmann (Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany) – Europe as a Place of Refuge? General Introduction from the Security Perspective.

Ulrike Brandl (University of Salzburg, Austria) – Europe as a Place of Refuge? General Introduction from the Human Rights Perspective.

Emilio Cocco (University of Teramo, Italy) – Border-Crossing and the (Re)Making of the European Frontiers: Sociological Perspectives on Migrations.

Discussant: Pavel Šturma (Charles University, Prague, the Czech Republic; Chair of International Law Commission), Tamás Molnár (EU Fundamental Rights Agency / Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary).

Discussion

 

Lunch (12.30 – 14.00)

 

 

14.00 – 16.00 PLENARY SESSION II - Europe as a Place of Refuge? Caught between Human Rights and Security.

Chair: Paolo Farah (West Virginia University, USA; ESIL board member)

Boldizsár Nagy (Central European University, Austria) – The Moral Irrelevance of Geographic Proximity in the Protection of Refugees.

Moritz Jesse (Leiden University, the Netherlands) – From Prohibited Inclusion to Mandatory Integration - the Difficult Transition from Asylum Seeker to Recognized Refugee.

Discussant: Harald Scheu (Charles University, Prague, the Czech Republic), Petr Kostohryz (humanitarian worker), Nataša Chmelíčková (Ministry of the Interior, the Czech Republic)

Discussion

 

Coffee break (16.00-16.30)

16.30 – 18.00 PARALLEL SESSIONS

SESSION I – “Depuzzling” (Legal) Framework for Protection of Refugees and Migrants:  Security Issues.

 

Chair: TBC

 

Markéta Křižáková (Charles University, Prague, the Czech Republic) – The Position of Eastern and Central European Countries Regarding the Reform of Common European Asylum System: Are Arguments Based on Security Approach Relevant?

Julia Lindner (Technical University of Dresden, Germany) – Financial Aid for Libyan Coastguards as a Trigger for the EU's Human Rights Obligations? A Legal Analysis on the Limits of States Responsibility.

Ashley Binetti Armstrong (New York University School of Law, United States) – You Shall Not Pass! How the Dublin System Fuelled Fortress Europe.

Rossana Palladino (University of Salerno, Italy) – The Relationship between Counter-Terrorism and Recognition of International Protection: Which Lessons from the CJEU?

Discussion

 

SESSION II “Depuzzling” (Legal) Framework for Protection of Refugees and Migrants: Conflict between Human Rights and Security.

Chair: Moritz Jesse (Leiden University, the Netherlands)

Francesca Maoli (University of Genova, Italy) – The Revision of the Dublin Regulation through the Lenses of the Best Interests of the Child Principle as Developed in EU Conflict of Laws: Methodological Perspective de Lege Ferenda.

Tamás Molnár (Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary) – Returning Unaccompanied Children in an Irregular Situation, or Other Durable Solutions? Child-Specific International and EU Law Standards Limiting State Sovereignty.

Bríd Ní Ghráinne (Masaryk University, Brno / Institute of International Relations Prague, the Czech Republic) – Encampment as a Human Rights Violation.

Albert Kraler (Danube University Krems, Austria) – Is There Protracted Displacement in the European Union? An Explanatory Enquiry.

Discussion

 

Conference dinner (19.00)

 

DAY 2 - FRIDAY DECEMBER 6th

9.15 – 11.15 PARALLEL SESSIONS

 

SESSION III “Depuzzling” (Legal) Framework for Protection of Refugees and Migrants: (Factual and Legal) Borders and Barriers.

Chair: Martin Faix (Palacky University Olomouc, the Czech Republic)

Madalina Moraru (Masaryk University, Brno, the Czech Republic / European University Institute, Italy) – Countering Barriers to Asylum Seekers and Returnees Accessing Courts: Judicial Dialogue in Action.

Maja Grundler (Queen Mary University of London, the United Kingdom) – International Protection against Harm during Migration? Trafficked Persons‘ Asylum Claims and Their Implications for Smuggled Persons.  

Giulia Raimondo (IHEID, Geneva, Switzerland / University of Oxford, the United Kingdom) – Human Rights and the European Integrated Border Management.

William Thomas Worster (The Hague University of Applied Sciences / University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands) – Contracting out Non-Refoulement.

Discussion

 

SESSION IV - Europe as a Place of Refuge - Lessons Learned.

Chair: Dalibor Jílek (Palacky University Olomouc, the Czech Republic)

Maria Varaki (King's College London, the United Kingdom) – The Guest for Ethical Leadership in an Era of Populist Sovereignism. A Test for Humanity and Imagination.

Alma Stankovic (University of Graz, Austria) – Lessons from the 1990s on Handling Refugee Crisis – a Roadmap for Correcting Nativist Legislation Restricting Refugee Protections Today (?)

Adya Surbhi (O. P. Jindal Global University, India) – Resettlement, Refugees and Responsibility: A Step Towards the Future.

Michal Frankl (Masaryk Institute and Archives of the CAS, Prague, the Czech Republic) – Historical Perspective of Central European Region.

Discussion

 

Lunch (11.15 – 12.15)

 

12.15 – 14.00 PLENARY SESSION III - The Future of Europe as a Place of Refuge - in the Search for a Roadmap.

Chair: Helena Hofmannová (Charles University, Prague, the Czech Republic)

Marjoleine Zieck (University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands) – Resettlement as an Important Tool for Europe as a Place of Refuge.

Věra Honusková (Charles University, Prague, the Czech Republic) – Future of Europe as a Place of Refugee: A Need for a Paradigm Change?

Discussant:  regional officer, UNHCR (the importance of human rights, security and general values protected by the international community), Otakar Foltýn (Ministry of Defence, the Czech Republic)

Discussion

 

14.00-14.40 Inspiration – Thinking Outside of the Current Box.

Kristina Koldinská (Charles University, Prague, the Czech Republic / Sant' Egidio Czech Republic) – Nansen Award for Humanitarian Corridors.  

Vít Šrámek (Ministry of the Interior, the Czech Republic) – To Help and to Heal: Programmes of Help Abroad.

Discussion

 

14.45 – 15.00 CONCLUSION

 

Coffee break (15.00-15.45)


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