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ELENA’s 30th Anniversary Advanced Course

Legal avenues for strengthening international protection in Europe

Bologna, Italy 30 & 31 October 2015

Dear all,
We invite you to come celebrate ELENA’s 30th anniversary with us and attend the advanced ELENA Course, which will explore legal avenues for strengthening international protection in Europe. The conference will take place on Friday 30 October and Saturday 31 October 2015 in the Royal Hotel Carlton in Bologna, Italy.

The course will focus on bringing asylum cases to the European Courts as well as applying other lesser used avenues such as UN and other Council of Europe mechanisms for advancing rights of those in need of protection.
It will look into the implementation of both ECtHR and CJEU judgments, EC infringements procedures and monitoring EU Member States asylum systems. More so, we will examine new effective remedy case law from the European Courts and the impact of the new asylum aquis on existing legal remedies.
The course will include three thematic practical workshops focusing on litigation in Dublin Regulation cases, family reunification and detention cases.
We are honoured to announce a number of extinguished speakers addressing the course:  Justice Harald Dörig, The German Federal Administrative Court; Delphine Leneutre, UNHCR Representation to the European Institutions in Strasbourg; Alexandra Melesko, former legal secretary at the CJEU; Nuala Mole, Founder and Senior Lawyer at the AIRE Centre; Prof Michael O’Flaherty, Est Professor In Human Rights Law, Director, Irish Centre for Human Rights, NUI Galway  and Aidan O’Neill QC, Matrix Chambers.

We hope that the course provides you with practical insights into the various legal remedies that can be used to ensure better protection standards in Europe.

To register for the course please click here. The closing date for registrations is 25 September, however due to the limited amount of places available, we advise you to register as soon as possible.

Best regards,


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