Refugee Law Initiative Event:

Book Launch – Seeking Asylum in the European Union.

The Refugee Law Initiative have organised a book launch event this coming Friday, 19th February 2016 between 6pm and 8.30pm to launch a new monograph volume entitled, “Seeking Asylum in the European Union: Selected protection issues raised by the second phase of the Common European Asylum System.”

Hosted by the Refugee Law Initiative, the event will include a keynote presentation from Professor Hélène Lambert from the University of Westminster, and will encourage debate and discussion around the issues highlighted by the second phase of the Common European Asylum System and its relationship with the current `refugee crisis.’ A drinks reception will follow the keynote paper and discussions.

The event is free but booking via Eventbrite is required – please register online here: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/book-launch-seeking-asylum-in-the-european-union-tickets-18482113499

“Seeking Asylum in the European Union: Selected protection issues raised by the second phase of the Common European Asylum System” has been edited by Dr. Céline Bauloz, Dr. Meltem Ineli-Ciger, Dr. Sarah Singer and Dr. Vladislava Stoyanova and has been published by Brill/Nijhoff in 2015 as part of their International Refugee Law Series. The publication is described in its abstract as:

“Seeking asylum in the European Union (EU) today is as complex as the EU asylum system itself: the different forms of protection that exist do not remain easily accessible and are sometimes not tailored to the specific protection needs of asylum-seekers. The aim of this volume is to provide critical analyses of selected problems that scholars and policy-makers will have to address in the ‘second phase’ of the Common European Asylum System. A broad range of issues are examined relating to access to and qualification for international protection and the further problems raised by this amended set of asylum instruments which continue to impede asylum-seekers from benefiting from effective protection in EU Member States.” (Brill/Nijhoff website: http://www.brill.com/products/book/seeking-asylum-european-union).

Further details of this book can be found on the Brill website above.