Irregular Migration Pressures, and Search and Rescue at Sea

31 Mar 2014 18:00
31 Mar 2014 20:00

Following the recent events in Lampedusa, migrant protection in the Mediterranean through search and rescue at sea is at stake. Regardless of their status, the human rights of asylum seekers or migrants in irregular situations should be safeguarded. However, this position can potentially clash with the necessity of European States to control their borders. The question then is to what extent the obligation to rescue should be expanded and to whom.

  • Prof. Dr. François Crépeau, Hans and Tamar Oppenheimer Professor in Public International Law at the Faculty of Law of McGill University, and UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants
  • Mr. Filippo Colombo, Counsellor, Justice and Home Affairs, Permanent Representative of Italy to the EU

Co-chairs: Mr. Ralph Genetzke, Head of Mission, ICMPD Brussels and Prof. Ilke Adam, Coordinator of the Migration and Diversity research cluster, IES

This lecture is the closing lecture of the Lecture Series: "Migration in the Mediterranean" organised by the Institute for European Studies and the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD). A reception will be provided after this last lecture where all the participants are cordially invited to. Read more about the Lecture Series!

Registration & Venue

The lectures will take place every Monday from 18:00 - 20:00 at the premises of the Institute for European Studies. Participation is free of charge, but registration is required. The lectures will be in English unless otherwise stated. Please register here.

Karel Van Miert Building
Conference Room Rome
Pleinlaan 5
1050 Brussels
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Dr. Chantal Lacroix
Programme Manager
Deputy Head of Mission
ICMPD Brussels

Prof. Ilke Adam (Academic Coordinator)
Postdoctoral Researcher Migration and Diversity
Institute for European Studies
+32 2 614 80 26

Ms. Jacintha Liem (Logistics)
Events Manager
+32 2 614 80 02
Institute for European Studies