The European Society of International Law (ESIL) Interest Group on Migration and Refugee Law, in co-operation with the Academy of Law and Migration (ADiM) of the University of Tuscia (Viterbo), is organizing a side event on 23 April 2020 in the framework of this year’s ESIL Research Forum in Catania (Italy) on “Solidarity: The Quest for Founding Utopias of International Law”.

The IG side event targets scholars at an early stage of their careers.
This year’s theme of the ESIL Research Forum concerns the role of solidarity in the fabric of international law as well as in its different branches of law. The IG MigRefLaw will pick up this topic by focusing on solidarity in the context of migration, notably this concept’s meaning and functions under international and EU refugee law.
The IG MigRefLaw acting as the organising committee for this event, in partnership with ADiM, therefore welcomes proposals for papers addressing mainly (but not limited to) the following themes:

  • Solidarity as a chameleon concept in refugee law: the relationship between fair burden-sharing, responsibility-sharing and solidarity;
  • Balancing between sovereignty, responsibility and solidarity in migration and asylum: regional perspectives;
  • Solidarity as a legal principle in the EU legal order: challenges in the migration/asylum context and the role of courts;
  • The New York Declaration, the Global Compact on Refugees and fair burden-sharing: is there anything new under the sun?;
  • Migration and solidarity in crisis situations: examples, narratives, and normative claims;
  • Normative basis for solidarity with distant strangers: legal, ethical and philosophical considerations;
  • Migration at sea and solidarity: an emerging lex specialis?
  • Criminalization of solidarity with migrants and refugees

CALL FOR PAPERS (now closed)