Tentoonstelling: Welkom in Nederland?, 7mrt-2juni Luthers Museum Amsterdam

Het Luther Museum Amsterdam toont de geschiedenis van de Salzburgse vluchtelingen : waarom zij moesten vluchten, hun barre reis door Europa en hoe ze werden ontvangen in Nederland. Wat leert deze geschiedenis ons over het nu?

Reflection: ‘Smuggling Critique into Impact: Human Rights, Migration and Evidence’, 16 april 9:30-12:30u Gent & Online

9.30-11.00: Seminar ‘Critical and actionable migration research: exploring the potential and limits of human rights as a political tool’. In this seminar, Dr. Alpes argues that migration scholars should not produce more evidence. “Impact” is nothing to be “done” once the research is completed. Instead, producing critical and actionable migration research has to start at the research design phase. Registration through this link

11.00-11.30: coffee and tea-break

11.30-12.30: Roundtable “Epistemic resistance: exploring the potential and limits of knowledge as a political tool’. Dr. Jill Alpes will kick-off this discussion with a series of propositions that bridge gaps between positivist and social-constructivist approaches to “evidence” and “impact.” Dr. Brigitte Herremans will respond based on her academic research on countering the erasure and invisibilisation of harm in Syrian justice efforts and her civil society experience in the mobilisation against injustices in Palestine.

Registration through this link.

Online participation to both events is also possible through Teams (the link for this will be sent to the registered participants one day in advance).

Teach-in: Palestinian refugees excluded from Refugee Convention, 16 April 15.00-17.00 VU Amsterdam

In this teach-in, they will explore the enduring challenges faced by Palestinian refugees within the international framework of refugee protection. The panel, moderated by Dr. Bahija Aarras and formed by Prof. dr. Hemme Battjes (VU), Francesca P. Albanese (PhD candidate University of Amsterdam / United Nations Special Rapporteur on the occupied Palestinian territories) and Dr. Lex Takkenberg, will delve into the complexities of the ad hoc system of international protection created for Palestinian nationals displaced by the Nakba. The aim is to discuss the position of Palestinian refugees within the international framework of refugee protection, as well as other areas of international law, including human rights law, humanitarian law, the law relating to stateless persons, in an attempt to provide a comprehensive picture of the system of protection for Palestinian refugees.

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Event The Left: Ways forward for a humane European Asylum & Migration Policy, 18 april 9-12:30u Brussel

The adoption of the new Pact on Migration is bad news for the individual right to asylum in Europe. A new era is ushering in Europe that no longer has much to do with the right to asylum and the EU and its Member States are gradually moving further away from it. The deaths at the EU’s external borders will therefore not stop and the suffering of those affected and their families will not be ended but rather worsened through this new legislation.

But dealing with asylum and migration is not a side issue, it reflects the way we live together and democracy on our continent. This initiative deals with the way forward after this historical caesura in European asylum policy and aims at bringing together MEPs, NGOs and activists on the issue to discuss constructive ways & practical actions forward in our common fight for the right to asylum and a humane EU asylum and migration policy.

EMN conference 'Family Reunification in Europe and the Netherlands', 24 april 11-18u Den Haag

  • EMN Netherlands and EMN Belgium will present the results of the EMN study on family reunification: a comparative analysis of the family reunification process in all participating EU Member States.
  • National and European experts will join to discuss the different national approaches to family reunification and recent changes due to EU case law.
  • Presentations from national policy experts, an interactive session and expert panel discussions will be part of the program.

Please note that seats are limited, be sure to register on time.

Wake Detentiecentrum Zeist 5 mei, 16:30

Elke 1e zondag van de maand staan we stil bij de situatie van vreemdelingen in het detentiecentrum Zeist.

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wake detentiecentrum Rotterdam, 5 mei 16-17u

Elke eerste zondag van de maand is er een wake bij het Detentiecentrum bij Rotterdam-The Hague Airport (Vliegveld Zestienhoven). Je bent van harte welkom om samen met ons d.m.v. liederen, gedichten, gebeden en verhalen uitdrukking te geven aan je schaamte en onvrede over het Nederlandse vreemdelingenbeleid.

Locatie: Detentiecentrum bij Rotterdam-The Hague Airport (vliegveld Zestienhoven), Portelabaan 7, 3045 AT Rotterdam

VU Conference: Making Rights a Reality for UMW, 17-19 juni 2024

The "Making Rights a Reality for undocumented migrant workers" conference is aimed at bringing together international law instruments protecting the rights of undocumented people, with human rights activism and practice. The conference strives to break new ground in the possibilities for international norms and their effective protection.

We encourage contributions by migrant activists and social organizations which should include in particular the voices of undocumented migrants, and topics such as migrant worker rights-claiming, trade unions and the human rights of migrant workers and much more.

Please submit your proposal by 19 February 2024 at

Human Rights in Migration Societies, 18–20 September 2024, University Giessen

References to human rights have become increasingly prominent in migration-related discourse and practices. Actors in migration societies frequently use the language of human rights to articulate their interests and goals. Concurrently, other actors challenge such rights-based claims to migrants’ inclusion. In the legal system, for example, doctrinal arguments based in human rights law and strategic litigation at the European Court of Human Rights play important roles in shaping European immigration and refugee law. In various contexts of political action, migrant and non-migrant activists, diaspora members and policymakers refer to human rights when making political claims, pursuing transitional justice, or legitimizing inclusionary and exclusionary migration and border policies. The advance of human rights discourse is also occurring in professional and other everyday contexts, where the attitudes of actors within migration societies are actually expressed and formed, such as in school contexts, in social work, and in social and traditional media. At the same time, however, European migration laws and policies are becoming increasingly restrictive, leading to human rights violations on a daily basis, discourses of exclusion, and a widespread perception of a “human rights backlash”. How do these observations match?