SOAS University of London

Centre for Migration and Diaspora Studies

Getting Legality Right in the EU Refugee Crisis

THIS EVENT IS ARCHIVED
Dr Petra Gümplova (Max Weber Kolleg, University of Erfurt)

Date: 9 March 2016Time: 5:00 PM

Finishes: 9 March 2016Time: 7:00 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: G52

Type of Event: Seminar

The presentation critically analyzes the EU’s discourse and policies concerning refugees and immigration from the point of view of international refugee law and human rights. The paper analyzes the changing conditions of asylum seeking, traces the process of the erosion of refugee status, and looks with greater detail at the EU’s policies regarding immigration. It criticizes the EU’s failure to accept the changing conditions of asylum seeking, the predominance of security and economic concerns, the elimination of access to asylum procedure, the militarization of border zones and humanitarian operations at sea, and the failure to fulfil international law obligations. The paper suggests substantial changes in legal theory and practice which are necessary to adopt to contemporary conditions.

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Dr Petra Gümplova Getting Legality Right in the EU Refugee Crisis

About the speaker

Petra Gümplova holds a PhD in sociology from The New School for Social Research, New York, USA. She is a researcher in political science at Max Weber Kolleg, University of Erfurt, Germany. Her Research is focused on state sovereignty, constitutionalism, international law, international justice, territoriality, and natural resources. Her book Sovereignty and Constitutional Democracy was published in 2011.

Organiser: Centre for Migration and Diaspora Studies

Contact email: cb92@soas.ac.uk