EMN Conference: Operationalisation of the Asylum and Migration Pact, 25 juni 9u – 26 juni 13:45

The New Pact on Migration and Asylum constitutes a set of regulations and policies to establish a new migration and asylum process for the European Union. After its presentation by the European Commission in September 2020, the European Parliament and the Council reached an agreement on the Pact in December 2023. Following the adoption of the Pact in April 2024, marking the conclusion of the legislative process, attention has turned to implementing and operationalising the new legislation.  

In this context, the European Commission – following the Transitional Provisions included in several instruments of the Pact – is tasked with proposing a common implementation plan to the Council to ensure that Member States are adequately prepared to implement the Pact Instruments. Based on this common implementation plan, each Member State shall, with the support of the European Commission and relevant Union agencies, establish a national implementation plan setting the actions and the timeline for their implementation.

MPC Seminar: Im-/mobility trajectories of rejected asylum seekers in Germany, 26 June 11:00 - 12:00

Being a hard-to-reach and vulnerable population group, little is known about im-/mobility trajectories of rejected asylum seekers. Yet, a better understanding of the im-/mobility trajectories of asylum seekers who are legally obliged to leave the EU is vital for the design of adequate return and regularisation policies - especially in the light of current policy shifts towards asylum seekers with rejection or revocation decisions across different EU countries.

Laura Peitz traces im-/mobility patterns over time and shows whether, when, and in which ways (voluntary return, forced return, regularization) states of limbo are ended. The presentation shows that voluntary return and regularization play similarly important roles in ending the legal obligation to leave, but with very different temporal dynamics. At the same time, forced return plays a noticeable minor part. Heterogeneity analyses show differing patterns between groups of rejected asylum seekers, such as across types of tolerated stay and countries of origin.

Wake Detentiecentrum Zeist 7 juli, 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, 7 juli 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

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?

Internationale conferentie: Credibility in SOGIESC asylum cases, 20 sept de Zwijger Amsterdam

De conferentie beoogt oplossingen te vinden voor de veelvoorkomende problemen bij de geloofwaardigheidsbeoordeling van LHBTI-asielzaken en momentum te creëren om de UNHCR Guidelines No. 9 over seksuele gerichtheid en genderidentiteit te actualiseren. De conferentie wordt georganiseerd door de Striking Sirens Coalition, een samenwerkingsverband van verschillende onderzoekers op het gebied van lhbti-asielrecht uit Griekenland, Nederland, Noorwegen, het Verenigd Koninkrijk en Zweden.