Law and Migration / Refugee Governance – Hans van Loon

FRIDAY 26th FEBRUARY 2016: Hans van Loon

NOTE FOR EXTERNAL GUESTS (not from Sciences Po) : Due to security measures, access to the PILAGG seminar is limited to 10 external guests. If you intend to attend the seminar, please send an email to damien.charlotin@sciencespo.fr indicating your full name (first come, first served). Security officers will be provided with the list of participants, do not forget to bring a VALID ID. Thank you for your understanding.

  • “Law and Migration / Refugee Governance”
  • International migration is at the core of ongoing globalization that reinforces the push, pull and network factors at the root of movements of people around the world, seeking to improve their economic prospects (voluntary migration), or fleeing persecution, civil war, human rights abuses or climate change (forced migration). Yet, global governance for mobile people is conspicuously absent in respect of economic migrants, and incomplete for refugees and asylum seekers. In respect of the latter, the EU has taken steps to fill the existing gaps, but currently has great difficulties developing and implementing common policies that reflect its basic values and match Member States’ (MS) international obligations.The presentation will focus on three clusters of issues relating to the legal status (under administrative and civil law) of migrants from third countries to the EU: (1) the Common European Asylum System (CEAS): rationales and paradoxes; (2) (dis-) connections between the CEAS and PIL; and (3) cooperation with third countries – can PIL assist?
  • Before the Seminar: Declaration on the Legal Status of Applicants for International Protection from Third Countries to the European Union, European Group for Private International Law

When? On Friday 26th February, 2.30 – 5.30 pm

Where? At Sciences Po, 27 Rue Saint-Guillaume, 75007 Paris, Salle A11 (First stairs on your right, 1st Floor).