Invitation and call for papers (REMINDER)

Nordic Asylum Law Seminar 7-8 May 2015 (Uppsala, Sweden)

The Lund/Uppsala Migration Law Network (L/UMIN) in co-operation with the Faculty of Law, Uppsala University will organise the 2015 Nordic Asylum Law Seminar. The Nordic Asylum Law Seminar offers a forum for exchange and dialogue on issues related to domestic, European and international refugee and asylum law between scholars, governments, judicial institutions, practising lawyers and civil society in the Nordic and Baltic context.

The overarching theme for the 2015 Nordic Asylum Law Seminar is ‘Unequal Treatment: The Root of All Claims for Protection?’ The chosen theme is to be interpreted broadly and to include material as well as procedural aspects of determination of refugee or complementary protection status. The Seminar will include speakers and participants from the Nordic countries as well as from other parts of the world; including scholars, policy makers, judges, NGO representatives, state officials and other stakeholders.

The Seminar consists of plenary sessions with renowned keynote speakers and workshops where papers submitted by scholars and other participants will be commented and discussed. Junior scholars are particularly encouraged to submit and present papers. Keynote speakers include:

. Michelle Foster, University of Melbourne
. Morten Kjaerum, Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, University of Lund
. Gregor Noll, University of Lund
. Elina Pirjatanniemi, Åbo Akademi University
. Thomas Spijkerboer, VU University Amsterdam
. Volker Türk, UNHCR

Papers can still be submitted. They will be selected on the basis of the abstracts submitted. Main selection criteria are the originality of the work and the linkage to the seminar theme. Abstracts should be sent to by February 10, 2015. 

Please click here for more information. 

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