The Frontex Risk Analysis will take place in Cyprus from the 12-14 December 2012 at ‘Filoxenia’ Conference Centre, Lefkosia (Nicosia). The working group deals with issues regarding risk analysis on illegal immigration and management/security of the external borders of the European Union. To see a full event description, click here.
The Refugee Studies Centre (RSC) at Oxford University is presenting a Public Seminar Series on ‘Forced migration and citizenship’, which can be attended at the RSC or listened to as a podcast. The series will run from 10 October to 28 November 2012. More information on the seminar series can be gathered from their website.
Mohawk Valley Resource Center will present ‘Unspoken’, the 2nd Annual Human Rights Festival on 17-20 October 2012 in Utica, New York. The theme of the conference this year will be ‘Create Space for Gender-Peace’ and will be followed by a film, arts and entertainment festival. For more information, visit the event package and to register email here.
The Annual Conference on EU Asylum Law 2012: on the impact of the Charter of Fundamental Rights on the Asylum Process, hosted by the Academy of European Law, will take place in Floriana (Malta) from 29-30 October 2012. This conference is aimed principally at asylum lawyers and judges of national courts, staff of national asylum authorities and NGOs. Registrations reaching ERA before 29 September will be eligible for a 10% discount. Detailed conference information and registration can be found here.
The Annual Harrell-Bond Lectures hosted by the Refugee Studies Centre (RSC) at Oxford University will be taking place at 5:00pm on 7 November 2012 [on her 80th birthday] at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History. The lecture, titled ‘The architecture of refugee protection’, will be given by Professor Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar, who has served in both the Obama and Clinton Administrations. To learn more about and register for this event, click to register to attend here. [Dr. Harrell-Bond now directs the Information Portal, www.refugeelegalaidinformation.org with Themba Lewis.]
Medical Justice will be hosting a one day advanced training session for medics with the aim of furthering understanding of the health and legal needs of asylum seekers and other persons detained in UK immigration removal centres, and increasing the knowledge and ability of participants to meet these needs. The session will take place on 10 November 2012 in Medical Justice’s London office. Please email here to register. For more information, click here.
Registration is now open for the Advanced ELENA Course on the Rights of Refugees, which will take place from 30 November - 2 December 2012 in Madrid, Spain. The purpose of the course is to examine the refugee rights regime; it will consider this topic from an International law as well as a European perspective. The closing date for registration 26 October 2012. Payment is due by 2 November 2012. To view a full description of the course click here and for more information, contact Caoimhe Sheridan, Project and Training Officer.