1st UNESCO Conference "Current Issues in EU Migration, Asylum and Free Movement Law"



UNESCO Chair on Free Movement of People, Migration and Intercultural Dialogue

Jean Monnet Programme of the Faculty of Law – University of Zagreb

in cooperation with Hanns-Seidel-Stiftung


UNESCO conference “Current Issues in EU Migration, Asylum and Free Movement Law”


26 May 2015 (Tuesday)
Faculty of Law – University of Zagreb
Trg maršala Tita 14, “Vijećnica” (Council room, 2nd floor)

The conference will be held in English language without translation.





9:00–9:15 Opening speeches

Rector of the University of Zagreb, Dean of the Faculty of Law, Head of the Hanns Seidel Foundation Office for Croatia, representative of the Ministry of Interior, representative of the Ministry of Culture (tbc)


9:15–10:45 Panel I: Current Issues in EU Migration and Asylum Law

Chair: Nada Bodiroga-Vukobrat (University of Rijeka)

Refugee protection in crisis at the EU's borders: Is Europe responsible?
Madeline Garlick (UNHCR)

Achievements and Failures of the Common European Asylum System
Daniel Thym (University of Konstanz)

Alternatives to Detention of Asylum Seekers in Countries of Transit
Saša Zagorc (University of Ljubljana)



10:45–11:15 Coffee break



11:15–12:45 Panel II: Current Issues in EU Free Movement of Persons Law

Chair: Tamara Perišin (University of Zagreb)

Pursuit of Harmony in the World of Cacophony: The Right of Permanent Residence on Trial
Adam Lazowski (University of Westminster)

Internal situations in family reunification matters: Time to move on?
Iris Goldner Lang (Univesity of Zagreb)

Testing the Limits of Free Movement of Persons - The Case for Mutual Recognition of Same-Sex Marriage
Nika Bačić (University of Zagreb)



12:45–13:45 Panel III: The Role of Courts in EU Migration and Asylum Law

Chair: Tamara Ćapeta (University of Zagreb)

Strasbourg vs. Luxembourg Courts on Refugee and Migrant Rights
Cathryn Costello (University of Oxford)

Practical guidelines for judges in asylum procedures
Mitre Georgiev (Centre for Peace Studies, Zagreb)



13:45 Catered lunch


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