Refugee Rights Violations in Europe: In Conversation with Thomas Spijkerboer

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In the coming decades, supporting refugees, internally displaced people (IDPs) and other migrants will likely demand a growing effort from humanitarian organizations. At the same time, the topic of migration is increasingly being politicized, placing humanitarian organizations in the middle of a political battle. This is why KUNO is organizing a series of events discussing current trends in migration and their significance for humanitarian actors.

International law and the rights of refugees

In this first session Thomas Spijkerboer (professor of Migration Law at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) will reflect on refugee law violations, difficult compromises, and options for the future. What is the status of refugee law in 2022? What do violations of this law say about its value? Is there a need for a new convention on the rights of refugees?

Thomas Spijkerboer will be interviewed by journalist and host Bahram Sadeghi. After the interview, there will be discussion, with input from Anila Noor (New Women Connectors), Ton Huijzer (independent consultant), and the audience.

We are happy to finally be able to organize real-life events again, and invite you to join us in person for this interactive event. In case you are located outside of the Netherlands, there will be a livestream provided.


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