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Perspectives on Migration An interdisciplinary lecture series - Spring 2017

Supported by the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty Teaching Development Fund

Organised by Dr Breda Gray, Dr Gisela Holfter, Prof Shane Kilcommins, Prof Anthony McElligott, Dr Tina O’Toole, Prof Bernadette Whelan


Thursday, 2nd February 2017

Prof Siobhán Mullally, UCC

Refugee Law and Policy in Europe: Beyond crisis responses

There is currently a crisis of protection and policy of refugees and asylum seekers in Europe, and globally. European states, and the European Union has failed in its commitment to solidarity and to a fair sharing of responsibility. Core protections provided to refugees and migrants by European and international law, including the right to seek and to enjoy asylum from persecution and protection against refoulement, have come under threat. Faced with forced displacement of almost five million Syrian refugees, the focus of responses has continued to be on deterrence, deflection and return. This presentation explores the continuing limits of human rights law in the context of migration.


6 pm Millstream Common Room


(organised by the School of Law/Prof Shane Kilcommins)






Next lectures of the series – dates for your diary

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Prof Johannes-Dieter Steinert (Professor of Modern European History and Migration Studies, University of Wolverhampton)

Polish and Soviet child forced labourers in Nazi Germany, 1939-1945

1pm C1079

(organised by the Department of History/Prof Anthony McElligott and the Centre for Irish-German Studies, School of Modern Languages & Applied Linguistics/Dr Gisela Holfter)


6 April 2017

Prof Magdalena Nowicka (Humboldt Universität Berlin)

Shifting solidarities in Europe

(organised by the Department of Sociology/Dr Breda Gray)