27 April 2015Time: 8:30am
Venue: Room 207, School of Law, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, E1 4NS, London, United Kingdom
Queen Mary Law School, with the support of the Refugee Law Initiative of the University of London, has organised a workshop on The Meaning of Solidarity for Refugee Protection in the EU.
The event will be held in London on 27 April 2015 and is convened by Dr Violeta Moreno-Lax, Director of the LLM Programme in Immigration Law at Queen Mary and EU Asylum Law Coordinator at the Refugee Law Initiative.
This workshop is intended to trace the origins and normative bearing of solidarity as a principle of international and EU law as well as its potential impact on asylum policy and refugee protection both within Europe and beyond.
Following a deductive approach, going from the most general to the most specific, the objective is to cover the philosophical, political and legal underpinnings of solidarity, to establish its contours and scope of application within the international and EU legal orders. At the meso level, we will also draw comparisons within the EU system itself, between different policy fields in which solidarity plays / should play a significant role. On that basis, we hope to be in a position to reach meaningful conclusions on the implications of the principle for EU policy-making in the area of asylum, in both its internal and external dimensions.
08:30 – 08:50 Arrival
08:50 – 09:00 Welcome by hosts
09:00 – 11:00
Panel 1: The solidarity principle in international and EU law
Chair & Discussant: Professor Guy S Goodwin-Gill (Oxford) [tbc]
- Dr Andrea Sangiovanni (KCL) – ‘The Philosophical Groundings of Solidarity’
- Professor Kirsten Schmalenbach (Salzburg) – ‘Solidarity as an Emerging Principle of International Law’
- Professor Jürgen Bast (Giessen) – ‘The Role of Solidarity as a General Principle of EU Law’
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 – 13:30
Panel 2: Comparative perspectives on solidarity within the EU
Chair & Discussant: Professor Hauke Brunkhorst (Flensburg)
- Professor Valsamis Mitsilegas (Queen Mary) – ‘Solidarity and Mutual Trust in the AFSJ’
- Dr Francesco Maiani (Lausanne) – ‘Solidarity across Migration Policies: Borders, Asylum and Migration’
- Dr Cathryn Costello (Oxford) – ‘Solidarity at Work? Insights from Social Policy’
13:30 – 14:30 Lunch
14:30 – 16:30
Panel 3: Solidarity within the CEAS: The Internal Dimension
Chair: Professor Roel Fernhout (Nijmegen) and Discussant: Prof Elspeth Guild (Queen Mary & Nijmegen)
- Eleni Karageorgiou (Lund) – ‘Sharing Norms: Responsibility allocation, Dublin, and Article 80 TFEU’
- Madeline Garlick (MPI/Nijmegen) – ‘Sharing Resources: Capacity Building, Practical cooperation’
- Dr Eiko Thielemann (LSE) – ‘Sharing persons: Distribution Keys and Relocation Alternatives’
16:30 – 17:00 Coffee break
17:00 – 19:00
Panel 4: Solidarity beyond the CEAS: The External Dimension
Chair & Discussant: Professor Gregor Noll (Lund)
- Dr Violeta Moreno-Lax (Queen Mary) – ‘Solidarity and the STC Notion from an Inter-State Perspective’
- Isabelle Swerissen (Amsterdam) – ‘Responsibility Sharing with 3rd Countries (RPPs/resettlement)’
- Jean-Francois Durieux (RSC) – ‘Extraterritorial Processing Strategies and Solidarity with the outside world’
19:00 – 19:15 Closing remarks / publication plans
How to book
This event is invitation only. The outcome of the workshop will be published.
For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photography, video and audio recording
Please note that Department of Law events may be photographed or video and audio recorded. These materials will be used for internal and external promotional purposes only by Queen Mary University of London. If you object to appearing in the photographs, please let our photographer know on the day. Alternatively you can email email@example.com in advance of the event that you are attending.