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The Advanced ELENA Course on “The Rights of Refugees” will take place on Friday 2 December and Saturday 3 December 2016. The Course will be held in the NH Berlin Mitte Leipziger Strasse hotel in Berlin, Germany.
This year the ELENA Course aspires to provide an engaging forum for legal practitioners and decision makers to discuss, analyse and reflect upon the legal avenues that can be used in order to advance the rights of asylum seekers and refugees. There will also be an examination of how exclusion and cessation clauses are applied. Finally, the course will focus on recent European jurisprudence on asylum law and the new roles of EU border and asylum agencies.
Friday 2 December 2016
Day one will feature James C. Hathaway, James E. and Sarah A. Degan Professor of Law and Director of the Program in Refugee and Asylum Law of the University of Michigan Law School, who will introduce the International Refugee Rights Regime before focusing on the right to freedom of movement for refugees.
Saturday 3 December 2016
Day two will start with a keynote speech by Judge Anne Power-Forde SC, associate tenant at Doughty Street Chambers and former judge at the European Court of Human Rights, on European jurisprudence on asylum law.
Day two will also examine the interplay between extradition, anti-terrorism measures, refugee and human rights law, as well as the application of exclusion, cessation and revocation clauses. We will conclude with a debate on the role of new EU asylum and border agencies and enhanced collaboration with third countries.
A detailed conference agenda will soon be available on ECRE's website.
The Conference fee covers all relevant costs including reading material, meals and a social evening on Friday 2 December 2016. Please note that the fee does not, however, include accommodation, travel to the event or an evening meal on Saturday 3 December 2016.
- 330 EUR - ELENA coordinators
- 370 EUR - Lawyers and NGO staff
- 400 EUR - Government officials and international organisations
To book your place, click on the green ‘Order Now’ button (at the top of your screen). Interested participants should register by Monday 7 November 2016 to secure a place. However, given the limited places available, interested persons are recommended to reserve their place as soon as possible.
The link below has a range of hotels and guest houses within reasonable distance of NH Berlin Mitte Leipziger Strasse hotel: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotels-g187323-zfn7281425-Berlin-Hotels.html.
Please contact us as soon as possible should you need a visa to attend the course.
Please note that cancellation is only possible with a full refund (except for the handling fee) up until 24 October 2016. After this date, unfortunately, refunds cannot not be provided.