The Leiden Institute of Immigration Law conducts, stimulates and facilitates research in the field of immigration- and asylum law. The Institute aims at disseminating better knowledge and understanding of rights and duties of both States and migrants in a world where mobility of persons is rapidly expanding. The Leiden Institute of Immigration Law investigates the tensions and conceivable conflicts between fundamental rights of migrating individuals and legitimate interests of States in their endeavors to control migration. The Institute organises courses, conferences and seminars. It also provides advisory services to public authorities and private persons.