Lunedì, 23 aprile 2018

The Law of Forced Migration: Failure to Protect

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Quando: Giovedì 3 maggio 2018, ore 17:30

Dove: Aula Seminari Collegio Bernardo Clesio, via Santa Margherita 13, 38122, Trento

The past decade has seen Europe grapple with its greatest instance of forced migration since the immediate aftermath of World War II.  The European Union has adopted what is meant to be a comprehensive scheme, called the Common European Asylum System, to deal with the phenomenon of mass migration.  Who is to be protected and the nature of that protection is somewhat constrained by the international law framework in this area and the assumptions that underlie that law. The CEAS establishes “common” standards that are meant to be fair and consistent, but have turned out to be neither.  One result has been an ongoing humanitarian crisis. Pressure exerted by the current migration crisis has also resulted in economic, cultural and political disruption in Europe.  This talk will focus on the extent to which the failure to protect migrants is a function of the underlying international law or of the EU implementation of that law and how the EU (and the rest of the international community) move forward to provide protection to those in need.

Pamela Stephens is professor of law at Vermont Law School (USA). After earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Ohio State University (1971) and a Juris Doctor degree from Cincinnati University (1975), she practiced law, both in private firms and clerking on the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. In 1980 she began teaching in US universities. She has been professor at Vermont Law School since 1983, also teaching as a visiting professor in a number of universities and taking part in important institutional bodies, such as the Vermont Supreme Court's Committee on Jury Policy. In the academic year 2017/2018, she has held a fullbright chair at the University of Trento. Her main academic interests involve civil procedural law and international law, with considerable attention being paid to international criminal law and international human rights law.

La conferenza, inserita nel programma culturale organizzato in favore degli Allievi del Collegio Bernardo Clesio, è aperto all’intera comunità universitaria e cittadina.

N.B. la conferenza è tenuta in lingua inglese.

Capienza: 40 persone
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