Sunday, May 9, 2010

UCL Global Migration Symposia Series

13 May 2010

Prof. Elspeth Guild (University of Nijmegen; Partner, Kingsley Napley)
Examining the Relationship between Migration and Security

Discussant: Anneliese Baldaccini, Executive Officer Amnesty International EU

Co-hosted by the UCL Centre for Law and Governance in Europe

Accredited with 1.5 CPD hours
(Solicitors Regulation Authority and Bar Standards Board)

Time: 5.30-7pm; followed by a reception

Venue: Roberts G08 Sir David Davies Lecture Theatre,
Roberts Building, Torrington PLace, London WC1E 7JE

Abstract: Migration and security have a troubled relationship both in law and politics in Europe today. As the UK General Election looms, the debate in the UK around migration - both within the EU and from outside it - seems destined to attract much attention. In this presentation I will examine the multiple meanings of migration in the UK and EU: what does it mean to be a citizen, a foreigner or a migrant, where and why? In this inquiry the question of security becomes central: what security concerns are revealed by the way in which individuals are categorised and to what ends?

About the speaker: Elspeth Guild is an internationally acknowledged expert in the field of European immigration law. She is Professor of European Migration Law at the University of Nijmegen, a Partner at Kingsley Napley and a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for European Policy Studies. She is also a visiting professor at the LSE in London and at the College of Europe, Bruges. She previously acted as Special Advisor to the House of Lords Inquiry into Economic Migration in the EU, and is involved in training judges in EU law. She is frequently requested to make submissions to parliamentary committees on the subject and she acts as an expert to international organisations such as the European Commission, UNHCR, and the Council of Europe. Her most recent monograph is Security and Migration in the 21st Century (Polity, 2009).

About the discussant: Anneliese Baldaccini is Executive Officer Asylum and Immigration at Amnesty International EU in Brussels. She was formerly a committee specialist for the House of Lords European Union Committee and JUSTICE’s human rights legal officer

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