Establishing the Second-Phase of a Common European Asylum System (CEAS): an Assessment of the Current State-of-Play

27 Feb 2013 18:00
27 Feb 2013 20:00

This lecture will be introduced by a brief discussion of the main outcomes of the second phase of legislative asylum harmonization, with a focus on most relevant amendments to the reception conditions directive, the Asylum Procedures Directive and the Dublin Regulation.

Kris Pollet of the European Council for Refugees (ECRI) will introduce the lecture by briefly discussing the main outcomes of the second phase of legislative asylum harmonization, with a focus on most relevant amendments to the reception conditions directive, the Asylum Procedures Directive and the Dublin Regulation. Mr. Pollet will particularly reflect on the role and competences of the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) in enhancing quality and convergence of decision-making on individual asylum applications. Recent discussions on solidarity tools such as joint processing and intra-EU relocation of beneficiaries of international protection will also be discussed.

Dr. Marcelle Reneman from the Law department of the University of Leiden will discuss the evolving jurisprudence of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) and of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) with regards to asylum law. Particular attention will be paid to the question whether case law of the ECJ fills gaps left by the first and/or second phase measures.

  • Dr. Marcelle Reneman, Assistant Professor at the Institute of Immigration Law, Faculty of Law, University Leiden (slides)
  • Kris Pollet, Senior Legal and Policy Officer, European Council for Refugees (ECRE)
  • Chair: Mathias Holvoet, Doctoral Researcher Migration and Diversity, Institute for European Studies (VUB)

This lecture is the second lecture of the IES Spring Lecture Series 2013: "The Multilevel Governance of Migration and Immigrant Integration" organised by the Institute for European Studies and the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD). Read more about the lecture series!

Registration & Venue

All lectures are conducted in English and will take place from 18:00 until 20:00 at the premises of the Institute for European Studies. Participation is free of charge, but registration is required. REGISTER!

Venue:
Karel Van Miert Building
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Pleinlaan 5
1050 Brussels
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