Institute of Immigration Law Leiden University and Elena-Conference The Use of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights in Immigration and Asylum Law
On 24 and 25 October 2014 the Institute of Immigration Law and the Elena-network organized a conference on the application of the EU-Charter for Fundamental Rights in the area of asylum and immigration.
The Elena network is a forum for legal practitioners who promote human rights standards for the treatment of refugees, asylum seekers and other persons in need of protection. The work of Elena is coordinated by the secretariat of the European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE). It was the first time that the Elena-network cooperated with a university for the organization of an Elena conference. Each year Elena conferences are offered to lawyers, judges, court staff, NGO experts and policy workers in Europe.
Over 100 practitioners from all over Europe participated in the Conference The Use of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights in Immigration and Asylum Law which was held in Leiden. Presentations were delivered by leading academics and European Courts’ judges working in the area of asylum and immigration law. The conference started with a welcome speech by professor A.G. Castermans on behalf of the law faculty of the Leiden University and a lecture by professor Rodrigues of the Institute of Immigration Law, entitled The application of the Charter to asylum and immigration law.
Click here for a more detailed description of the conference programme.