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The new EU Pact on Migration and Asylum in light of the UN Global Compact on Refugees

September 2020

The first ASILE Forum assesses the European Commission’s Pact on Migration and Asylum in light of the UN Global Compact on Refugees and EU law. It examines the implications of the Pact’s dualistic understanding of individuals from the perspective of refugee protection, human rights and rule of law.

The Forum is composed by a Kick-off Policy Insight by Sergio Carrera, which is followed by written contributions by a group of European and international scholars.

EU Temporary Protection Responses to the Ukraine War and the Future of the EU Asylum System

April 2022

The second ASILE Forum assesses the responses of the EU and the Member States to the forced displacement from Ukraine and activation of the Temporary Protection Directive 2001/55/EC in Europe. The Forum examines European responses to the large-scale arrival of persons fleeing the war in Ukraine and various policies implemented to respond to the mass displacement such as temporary protection, as well as their implications for international and EU asylum law and policy.

The Forum, edited by Dr Sergio Carrera (CEPS) and Dr Meltem Ineli Ciger (Suleyman Demirel University), features a kick-off Paper by Sergio Carrera, Meltem Ineli Ciger, Lina Vosyliute and Leiza Brumat, followed by contributions written by renowned refugee law and policy scholars.

The Partnership Approaches in the UN Global Compacts on Refugees and and Migration: The role and experiences of civil society around the world

May 2022

The ASILE Forum on the partnership principle brings together contributions by scholars and civil society actors’ testimonies. We have invited academics with expertise on civil society’s role in implementing the UN Global Compacts on Refugees and for Migration as well as practitioners and civil society actors working on the key issues and opportunities for national and transnational mobilisation dynamics. This forum is kicked off in anticipation of the International Migration Review Forum (IMRF) that takes place in mid-May at the UN premises in New York to review the Global Compact for Migration. 
This ASILE forum aims to draw some lessons from around the Globe coming from diverse civil society contributions, ranging from local migrant and refugee-led organisations to their networks and large international human rights and humanitarian organisations. Participation in the Forum is by invitation only. Unsolicited contributions are welcomed but will be carefully considered and assessed by the Editorial team of this ASILE forum – Dr. Sergio Carrera, Lina Vosyliūtė and Dr. Roberto Cortinovis.