30 April 2012

Focus on Europe

The Refugee Studies Centre's new Seminar Series begins this week; the theme is "Forward, backward, stalling? Critical reflections on the completion of the Common European Asylum System." The first seminar on 2 May 2012 will focus on "The Court of Justice of the EU and European Court of Human Rights as Refugee Law Courts."

Other events and opportunities:

The Protection of Minority Rights in the EU Asylum Process, Trier, Germany, 14-15 June 2012 [info]
- Register before 14 May 2012 for discounted rates.

FY 2012 Funding Opportunity Announcement for NGO Programs Benefiting Internally Displaced Persons, Stateless Persons and Refugees in the Caucasus (U.S. Department of State, April 2012) [info]
- Deadline for proposals is 25 May 2012.


Advocate General’s Opinion in Joined Cases C-71/11 and C-99/11 (Court of Justice of the European Union, April 2012) [text]
- "According to Advocate General Bot, a serious infringement of the freedom of religion may constitute an ‘act of persecution’ where the asylum seeker, by exercising that freedom or as a result of infringing the restrictions placed on the exercise of that freedom, runs a real risk of being deprived of his most fundamental rights."

EU Court of Justice Advocate General Recommends Annulment of Frontex Sea Borders Rule (Migrants at Sea, April 2012) [text]

Fresh Asylum Claims, the UK Border Agency and Access to Justice (Migration Pulse, April 2012) [text]

Hungary as a Country of Asylum (UNHCR, April 2012) [text]
- See also related press release.

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.

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