‘Europe’s crisis: What future for immigration and asylum law and policy?’
The European Union is today faced by significant movements of refugees and migrants from places, which have experienced war or economic / environmental pressure. Combined with recent terrorist attacks, these developments have led some to doubt the viability of the EU migration framework. At the same time, they have led to arguments for new action by EU institutions and agencies, and by neighbouring countries. New forms of solidarity have been sought by some states and sections of public opinion, but rejected by others. Given the current sense of crisis, there are great uncertainties as to the future direction of the EU migration framework, as well as its content. Against this background, the conference will be addressing the main legal and policy aspects of the ongoing EU migration crisis.
This conference is hosted by the Centre for Culture and Law (GLOCUL) and the Centre for European and International Legal Affairs (CEILA), Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).