On September 29th 2008 45 asylum judges
from 13 European countries and New Zealand as well as representatives of the
European Commission and the UNHCR gathered for a compact one day workshop on
the topic of “subsidiary protection”.
More precisely the workshop was dealing with the
implementation of the “serious and individual threat provision" of paragraph 15(c)
of the EU Council Qualification Directive addressing the question: A new type of
Presentations and deliberations were about the
national lead cases in this matter in several European Union Member States.
Which lines can be drawn looking at these cases? Is there common ground to be
found? How can we learn from cases in other countries?
Furthermore there were presentations on the
possibility of a European Protection Jurisprudence, on the IARLJ jurisprudence
database and the necessity to find funding to keep it going. Last but not least
a presentation was given from a non-European perspective, stressing the
importance of developments inside Europe in
the subject at hand for the rest of the world.
Papers that were presented at the event are available
by clicking on this hyperlink