IARLJ's Africa Regional Chapter Conference in Marrakesh, Morocco - 23-27 November 2015
Addressing Forced Displacement within the African Continent through Progressive Legislative Developments and the Critical Role of the Judiciary
The tremendous unprecedented increase in people who are in need of protection worldwide has created new strains and stresses on asylum systems and those who are charged with adjudicating their claims for refugee protection. In these circumstances, concerns have arisen about transnational threats, including crimes against humanity, terrorism and human trafficking, and how the broader forced migration trends have further challenged the advancement of refugee law and the development of asylum systems. At the same time, many States have shown remarkable commitment and sought out opportunities to develop new laws and policies in line with international legal standards for the protection of refugees, including Morocco in North Africa.
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Members may wish to know of Oxford University Press's recent initiative in making available free online a treasure trove of key texts and sources on refugee law.
These can be accessed through http://opil.ouplaw.com/page/refugee-law
Call for expressions of interest for experts - deadline 9 October 2015New Information Note
Embassy decision to refugees instead of illegal smugglingRiBVerwG Prof. Dr. Harald Dörig
Harald Dörig wrote an article for this magazine with the highest numbers of copies in Germany (and Europe) – one million copies each edition. It is a magazine for lawyers in all fields of law (contract, labour, criminal, public) abd is not written for insiders, but for general legal profession. A rough translation (with the help of google translator) into English is available.
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The next European Chapter Conference will be held in Oslo on 19 and 20 May 2016.
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IARLJ Forum, initially just for European Chapter members and judicial members of IARLJ working parties. The intention is to extend the IARLJ Forum to all IARLJ judicial members worldwide in a month’s time, subject to the views of the other Chapter Presidents and members. The IARLJ Forum will provide a confidential discussion area in which members can inform each other of new issues and published cases which may be of more general interest, and seek assistance from those with experience of particular issues in other jurisdiction. The Forum Coordinator is Judge Judith Gleeson: she will moderate posts on the Forum. If you have any suggestions as to how the Forum is working or how it should be organised, please contact Judge Gleeson on If you are a member of the European Chapter, you will shortly receive an email with your login details. Login details will also be sent to those leading IARLJ Working Parties and it will be for them to advise the Webmaster ( Upper Tribunal Judge Gleeson
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