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Final Conference of the Project Made Real Alternatives to Immigration Detention in the EU: The Time for Implementation

Final Conference of the Project Made Real Alternatives to Immigration Detention in the EU: The Time for Implementation

Brussels, Friday 6th February 2015
Organised by the Odysseus Academic Network (ULB) &
Co-financed by the European Union

The Odysseus Academic Network (Université libre de Bruxelles – ULB) is hosting the final conference of the project MADE REAL (Making Alternatives to Detention in Europe a Reality by Exchanges, Advocacy and Learning), on Friday 6th February at the ULB (Salle DUPREEL), 44, avenue Jeanne, in 1050 Brussels, Belgium.

The MADE REAL project addresses the knowledge and implementation gaps concerning alternatives to detention for asylum seekers and migrants in the EU. It is an unprecedented collaboration between academics and non-governmental organisations in 13 EU Member States. It combines research on the legal framework and practices, training sessions and a range of advocacy and communication activities at national and EU level.

The conference will critically analyses the notion of alternatives to detention and its relevance in the EU context, present a range of practices in selected Member States and the principles underlying administrative decision-making and judicial control on both detention and alternatives to detention. Panelists include civil society representatives, judges, academics, EU policy-makers and representatives of international organizations.

The organisers invite all interested parties (such as policy-makers, civil society representatives, lawyers, judges, attorneys, State, EU and international officials, academics researchers, students) to attend the conference and visit the project’s webpage ulb.ac.be/assoc/odysseus/index2.html

Please consult the programme of the conference.

Registration is free but mandatory by email to odysseus@ulb.ac.be before February 2nd.

For further information contact: odysseus@ulb.ac.be or alicebloomfieldULB@gmail.com

New Publication: Prison Service Journal – Special Edition Migration, Nationality and Detention

A special volume of the Prison Service Journal has just been published on the subject of `Migration, Nationality and Detention.’  The Prison Service Journal (PSJ) is published by HM Prison Service. Its purpose is to promote discussion on issues related to the work of the Prison Service, the wider Criminal Justice System and associated fields. The PSJ is hosted by the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies following the re-structure of the Prison service and the loss of the Prison service website.

This volume is available to download here:   January 2013 No. 205