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HUMAN RIGHTS TALK: Has the EU’s common asylum policy failed?

For years the EU has struggled to achieve a Common European Asylum System (CEAS). By mid-July of this year all the CEAS guidelines should have been implemented in order to guarantee asylum seekers across Europe with the same minimum conditions for reception and care, access to asylum proceedings and the asylum decision making process. The reality of the situation looks startlingly different; Europe’s refugee policy is in a grave state of crisis. Care for refugees is increasingly borne by European civil society, as EU Member States shift the responsibility back and forth between one and another; it was only after a great deal of struggle that a quota could be settled on at the very least. The EU now seems further away from a common asylum policy than before. Whether this means that the Common European Asylum System has failed before it was ever fully implemented, and what this means for Europe, is the topic of our first Human Rights Talk of the 2015 Winter Semester.

The panel discussion will consist of Margit Ammer (Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights), Manfred Nowak (Research Centre Human Rights, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Human Rights), Monika Mokre (Department of Cultural Studies at the Austrian Academy of Sciences), Sieglinde Rosenberger (Department of Political Sciences at the University of Vienna), Adriano Silvestri (EU Agency for Fundamental Rights) and Anahita Tasharofi (Flucht nach vorn). Irene Brickner (der Standard) will be moderating the discussion. 

The event is organized by the Research Centre Human Rights in cooperation with the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights. Kindly observe that this event is held in German! Following the discussion, the Research Centre Human Rights and the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute would like to invite you to join the subsequent reception.

The admission is free, for logistical reasons we ask you kindly to register at!

We are looking forward to welcoming you at this event!

The HUMAN RIGHTS TALKS take place in cooperation with profil online, Wiener Zeitung, Zeitschrift Juridikum and

Tuesday, 20. October 2015 - 19:00
Attic floor Juridicum (Schottenbastei 10-16, 1010 Vienna)