Second Postgraduate Workshop on Refugee Law

Doctoral Affiliates Network

25 APRIL 2014

The Doctoral Affiliates Network of the Refugee Law Initiative (RLI) at the School of Advanced Study, University of London, is pleased to announce its 2nd Postgraduate Workshop on International Refugee Law, which will take place on Friday 25th April 2014 at Senate House, University of London.

The Workshop brings together doctoral students, early career academics and practitioners from around the world to discuss some of the most debated issues in international refugee law today. The Workshop is structured around five thematic panels each chaired by a renowned scholar in the field, and is followed by a keynote address from Professor Helene Lambert.

To attend the Workshop please register here: .

The deadline for registration is 16th April 2014. However spaces will be allocated on a first come first served basis. The registration fee of £20 includes lunch and refreshments throughout the day and an evening reception. Participants will also have the opportunity to attend an evening meal at which the themes and issues raised throughout the day can be discussed in a more informal setting.

Please see below for the Workshop Programme.

For further information on the Postgraduate Workshop please contact Dr Sarah Singer at


9:00–9:30 – Registration, Tea / Coffee

9:30–9:45 – Formal Welcome: Professor Hélène Lambert (University of Westminster)

9:45–11:30Panel A: Asylum Decision Making Process and Procedures [Court room]

Chaired by Professor Gregor Noll (Lund University)

*        Credibility Assessment in the Swedish Migration Courts in the Light of the Principle of Non-Refoulement, Annkatrin Meyerson (Gothenburg University)

*        Realizing the Right to a Fair Hearing for Migrants and Asylum Seekers, Emma Borland (Cardiff University)

*        Advocacy and Judging in Asylum Appeals, Jessica Hambly (University of Bristol )

*        Identification and Referral of Trafficked Persons to the Asylum Procedure and Vice Versa,  Vladislava Stoyanova (Lund University)

11:30–13:15 – Panel B: Common European Asylum System (Part I) [Court room]

Chaired by Professor Elspeth Guild (Queen Mary, University of London)

*        ‘We Need to Talk about Dublin’: Revisiting Responsibility for Processing Asylum Claims in the European Union, Minos Mouzourakis (Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford)

*        The Recast EURODAC Regulation: Are Asylum-Seekers Treated as Suspected Criminals?,  Niovi Vavoula (School of Law, Queen Mary, University of London)

*        The Recast Reception Conditions Directive: Establishing a Dignified Standard of Living for Asylum-Seekers in the EU? , Evangelia (Lilian) Tsourdi (Université libre de Bruxelles & Université catholique de Louvain)

13:15–14:15 – Lunch

14:15–16:00 – Parallel Panels C and D

Panel C: The Common European Asylum System (Part II)  [Court room]

Chaired by Dr Violeta Moreno-Lax (Queen Mary, University of London)

*        The CJEU and the Common European Asylum System: System(ic) Interaction of Fragmentation?, Emanuela Parisciani (Scuola Superiore Sant’ Anna, Pisa & University of Dundee)

*        Internal Protection Alternative in the EU Qualification Directive, Jessica Schultz (University of Bergen)

*         ‘Protection Analysis’ in Status Determination – Can Courts in the European Union Get it Right?, Julian Lehmann (Global Public Policy Institute & Dresden University of Technology)

*        Has Temporary Protection Directive Become Obsolete? An Examination of the Temporary Protection Directive and its Lack of Implementation in View of the Recent Asylum Crisis in Mediterranean, Meltem Ineli Ciger (University of Bristol)

Panel D: Regional Responses to Refugee Protection [Room 102]

Chaired by Dr David J Cantor (Refugee Law Initiative, School of Advanced Study, University of London)

*        The Role of the South East Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), Lamneivah Sitlhou, Jawaharlal Nehru University)

*        Refugee Definition in the 2012 Regulation on the Right of Refuge in Ecuador: Why Strip away Cartagena?, Anne-Cecile Leyvraz (Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva)

*        When the Solution is also a Challenge: Reviewing the Resettlement Refugee Model in South America through the Cases of Chile and Brazil, Marcia A. Vera Espinoza (University of Sheffield)

*        The Solidarity Programmes and the Mexico Plan of Action (MPA): Refugee Protection and Responsibility Sharing in Latin America, Stefania Eugenia Barichello (School of Advanced Study, University of London)

16:00–16:15: Afternoon tea

16:15–18:00 – Panel E: International Refugee Law and its Interaction with Other Branches of International Law [Court room]

Chaired by Professor Vincent Chetail (Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva)

*        Human Rights Entitlements in Refugee Status Determination – Reducing the Scope of Refugee Protection, Janna Webels (University of Technololgy, Sidney & Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)

*        The Persecution of Disabled Persons and the Human Rights Duty of Reasonable Accommodation, Stephanie Motz (University of Lucerne)

*        Protection from Climate Change-related Harm: What Direction for Litigation after New Zealand’s Teitiota Judgment?, Matthew Scott (Faculty of Law, Lund University)

*        Complementary Protection for Violations of Socioeconomic Rights: A Comparative Study of the European Court of Human Rights and the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights, Bríd Ní Ghráinne (University of Oxford)

18:00-19:00 – Plenary and Reception

Keynote Address from Professor Helene Lambert (University of Westminster).

Download further details as a PDF File:  Second Postgraduate Workshop on International Refugee Law Programme and Registration Details


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