International Association of Refugee Law Judges

Essay in juris monthly

Essay in juris monthly magazine in 2015, S. 196 ff.

Embassy decision to refugees instead of illegal smuggling
RiBVerwG 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.

pdfGerman version

pdfEnglish (rough translation)

Save the date: Oslo 19 and 20 May 2016

The next  European Chapter Conference will be held in Oslo on 19 and 20 May 2016.

For the advance notice pdfclick here


Information Note on IARLJ-EASO 3 year project

On 9 December 2014 the International Association of Refugee Law Judges (IARLJ), through its European Chapter (IARLJ-Europe) concluded a contract with the European Asylum Support Office (EASO), to develop core judicial training materials in asylum law. These materials shall cover the following topics:

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forumIARLJ 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 () of members of the Working Party who will need access.  If you do not receive your login details promptly, please contact the IARLJ Webmaster.
Upper Tribunal Judge Gleeson
Field House

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Guide on Preliminary References

Updated version of the IARLJ's pdfguide on preliminary references per May 2014.

UNHCR Protection Manual

UNHCR has launched its online Protection Manual. This is an online repository of UNHCR’s protection policy and guidance documents. The Protection Manual may be useful tool for judges dealing with asylum/refugee law, statelessness law or IDP related issues.

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