Network member Daniela Caruso (BU) has announced the program for the AALS European Law Section at the 2016 AALS Annual Meeting in New York City (January 6-10, 2016). The European Law Section program will take place on January 9, 2016, and will feature network members Gráinne de Búrca (NYU), Daniela Caruso (BU), and Daniel Halberstam (Michigan), as well as Steve Peers (Essex). The program is summarized below.
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Program Title: Human Rights at the Margins: The Refugee Crisis and Other Emergencies in a Transatlantic Perspective
Date: Saturday January 9, 2016
Program Summary: The refugee crisis in the Mediterranean has been rightly identified as the most serious legal and political challenge currently facing Europe. The crisis calls into question the legal architecture of the European Union and tests the limits of policy coordination among the member states. It calls as well for a reassessment of human rights and classical immigration law as frames for handling structural predicaments in the Global South. The purpose of this panel, co-sponsored by the AALS Sections on International Human Rights and International Law, is to engage US and EU legal scholars in a discussion of ongoing legal responses to the Mediterranean crisis and similar emergencies, with the goal of pointing at limitations and possibilities in federal, supranational or international entities called to the rescue of the lost at sea.
Panelists: Steve Peers, Essex University School of Law (UK); Daniel Halberstam, University of Michigan; Gráinne de Búrca, New York University (Discussant); Daniela Caruso, Boston University (Chair).