Reflections on the Current Application of the EU Asylum Acquis, European conference on asylum will be held in Dublin between 17 and 18 January 2014 at Hilton Charlemont Hotel.
The European Database of Asylum Law is a key legal tool complementing the numerous endeavours seeking to strengthen the development of harmonized standards of protection within the Common European Asylum System. As we see the fruits of the second phase of the CEAS begin to be implemented, the EDAL Conference provides a space to critically and constructively reflect on the reality of the achievements of the CEAS to date and to consider the potential for greater levels of protection and harmonisation in the future. The Conference will be of interest to decision-makers, practitioners, academics and NGO representatives from across Europe and participants will benefit from ample opportunity to compare and contrast the current application of EU measures across Member States.
Judge Lars Bay Larsen, Court of Justice of the European Union
Dr. Cathryn Costello, Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford, UK
Bernard Dawson, Judge of the Upper Tribunal, Immigration & Asylum, UK
Diane Goodman, Deputy Director, Bureau for Europe, UNHCR
Professor Guy S. Goodwin-Gill, All Souls College, Oxford, UK
Mr. Justice Bernard McCloskey, President of the Upper Tribunal, Immigration & Asylum, UK
Nuala Mole, AIRE Centre, UK
Adriano Silvestri, EU Agency for Fundamental Rights
Professor Jens Vedsted-Hansen, University of Aarhus, Denmark
Aikaterini Drakopoulou, Greek Refugee Council
Nadine Finch, Garden Court Chambers, UK
Sabine Jansen, COC Netherlands
Peter Jorro, Garden Court Chambers, UK
Luc Lebeouf, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium
Véronique Planès-Boissac, Consultant, France
Dr. Marcelle Reneman, VU University, Netherlands
Judith Ruderstaller, Helping Hands, Austria
Dr. Ciara Smyth, National University of Ireland, Galway
Dr. Liam Thornton, University College Dublin, Ireland
Topics to be addressed include:
- The interplay of EU asylum law with the 1951 Refugee Convention and the ECHR
- National use of country of origin information in the Common European Asylum System
- Fundamental rights, mutual recognition and the Dublin Regulation
- The protection of asylum seekers under the Charter of Fundamental Rights
- Fundamental rights and dignity at the borders of the EU
- The best interests of the child in the Common European Asylum System
- Reception conditions and socio-economic rights under International and European Law
- Sexual orientation, gender identity and human dignity in the Asylum Acquis
- The right of asylum seekers to an effective remedy in EU law
The Conference will commence at 2pm on Friday, 17th January 2014, with registration and a light lunch available from 12.30 pm, and will be held from 9.30 am to 5.40 pm on Saturday 18th January 2014.
The conference programme is availabe here.
The registration form is available here.
The Conference is organised by the Irish Centre for European Law and the Irish Refugee Council. The European Database of Asylum Law is a project funded by the European Commission and is coordinated by the Irish Refugee Council in partnership with the European Council for Refugees and Exiles and the Hungarian Helsinki Committee.
EDAL can be found at www.asylumlawdatabase.eu
The project is funded by the European Refugee Fund.