Upcoming: Virtual Expert Forums

Expert Forum #3:

International protection and the Global Compacts in the time of Covid-19: lessons from South(ern) Africa 

26 November 2020, 1.30 – 3.15 pm GMT+2, online

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PROTECT’s third Expert Forum takes stock of the role of the Global Compact on Refugees (GCR) and the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) in South(ern) Africa, two years after their adoption.

The Forum will also explore the unique challenges the global COVID-19 pandemic has created in terms of implementation of the two Compacts at the city, national and regional level.

This forum is hosted by the University of the Witwatersrand, which is PROTECT’s South African partner.

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Using the UN Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration as an Interpretative Tool for legal practitioners

27 November 2020, 3 – 4 pm CET-1, online

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This seminar will present the work conducted between Queen Mary University of London and ILPA in developing a Handbook on the Global Compact on Migration for immigration law practitioners.

PROTECT partners Elspeth Guild and Kathryn Allinson will present the theoretical framework of the Handbook and some key examples to elucidate its contents. The seminar will then invite Adrian Berry from ILPA to discuss the application of the Compact for practitioners in light of this framework. 

Past events


Expert Forum #2: Opportunity or Threat: receiving refugees in Canada and the effects of the Global Compacts on Refugees and Migrants

20 November 2020, 10 am – 11:30 am EST, online

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PROTECT’s second Expert Forum explored refugee rights in Canada in the context of the challenges brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic and the responsibilities outlined in two UN Compacts on Refugees and Migrants and in the 1951 Convention.

This Forum was hosted by PROTECT’s Canadian partner, Ryerson University.

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Expert Forum #1: The Two UN Compacts – Refugees and Migrants: Challenges and Implementation in Europe

13 -14 November 2020, online

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PROTECT’s First Expert Forum explored the EU’s asylum practices and challenges in light of the obligations and principles articulated in the 1951 Refugee Convention and the 2019 Global Compacts on Migrants and Refugees – and the potential impacts of the latter in creating a just and effective global asylum agenda.

The event was hosted by PROTECT partner Queen Mary University of London. Full recordings of talks and discussions are available here:

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Conversations on the Moria fires

19 September 2020, Bergen/online

PROTECT’s project leader Hakan G. Sicakkan and International Advisory Board member, Jan Fridthjof Bernt discussed the Moria fires, the Dublin Regulation and the New Pact on Migration and Asylum in the monthly event, ‘Insight’.

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ECPR General Conference: PROTECT panel

25 August 2020, 09.00-10.45 BST, online

Three PROTECT researchers participate in this panel, which looks at the politics of international protection in a context marked by the tension between the rise of nativist ideologies and efforts to share the burden and responsibility of international protection at world scale.

Panel title: ‘The Politics of International Protection: New Perspectives in the Post-Global Compacts Era’

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> See full academic program for the virtual ECPR GC

Virtual roundtable: Researching Migration & Law

18 August 2020, 15.00 – 16.00, Bergen

PROTECT researchers Siri Gloppen and Hakan G. Sicakkan participated in a roundtable discussion on ‘Researching Migration & Law’ during the 2020 Bergen Exchanges on Law and Social Transformation.

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PROTECT kick off conference

9 March 2020, Brussels

A number of high profile representatives from the academic community, civil society organizations, and international organizations were present for PROTECT’s Kick-Off conference in Brussels on 9 March 2020.

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> Access full videos of talks and roundtables

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