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Coordinating Committee: Kristof Gombeer, Tamas Molnar, Tom Syring, Daniela Vitiello



Future events:

  • Pre-conference workshop at the 2020 ESIL Research Forum: ‘Solidarity: The Quest for Founding Utopias of International Law’, Catania, 15-16 April 2021. Call for Papers.

Past events:

  • Pre-conference workshop: ‘Children in the context of migration and asylum: a further layer of legal standards limiting State sovereignty?’, Athens, 12 September 2019. Call for Papers. The programme can be found on the IG Website.
  • Workshop: ‘Migration and the rule of law’, ESIL Research Forum, Göttingen, 3 April 2019. Programme.
  • Conference: ‘The EU as a Global Actor in Maritime Security: Competences – Obligations – Accountability’, jointly organised by the University of Leiden, ESIL IG on The EU as a Global Actor, IG on Migration and Refugee Law, IG on International Human Rights Law and IG on the Law of the Sea, Leiden, 25-26 October 2018.
  • Pre-conference workshop: ‘The Shaping Up of the UN Global Compacts on Migration and Refugees. Progression towards or Retreat from a Universal Agenda?’, Manchester, 13 September 2018. Programme. 
  • Round table: ‘Diritti Umani in Turchia’, Ferrara, 6 June 2018.
  • Pre-conference event: ‘The Future of international migration law’, ESIL 13th Annual Conference, Naples, 6 September 2017. Programme.
  • Symposium: ‘(Ab)normality of Migration and the Legal Position of Migrants’, EJIL: Talk!, 18 May 2015. Programme.
  • Panel discussion: ‘Heading to Europe: Safe Haven or Graveyard?’, Nijmegen, 16 May 2014.


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Election Schedule: 

  • Kristof Gombeer, Tamas Molnar, and Tom Syring were elected in January 2016 for a 4-year term.
  • Daniela Vitiello was elected in March 2018 for a 4-year term.
  • Kristof Gombeer, Tamas Molnar, and Tom Syring were re-appointed  in June 2020 for a 2-year term.
  • The next Coordinating Committee elections are planned for March 2022.