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07-11-'17

Conference: EU at the cross-roads of migration: Critical reflections on the ‘refugee-crisis’

This conference welcomes policy-makers, academics (criminologists, sociologists, lawyers, economists, social geographers, anthropologists), NGO representatives, law enforcement officials and any other persons interested in migration issues to share theoretical and empirical knowledge on different issues in the migration process. The conference will take place from the 7th-8th of May 2018, in the Utrecht’s Instituto Cervantes.

Key note speaker will include Demetrios Papademetriou (Migration Policy Institute (MPI), Washington, USA); Evthymios Papataxiarchis (University of the Aegean, Greece); Peter R. Rodrigues (Institute of Immigration Law, Leiden University, Netherlands).

There is no registration fee for the conference, however spots are limited. Make sure to register to confirm your participation by sending an email to wpi-congres@uu.nl before the 10th of March, 2018. The organizers ask that you please make sure to mention the title of the conference, “EU at the cross-roads of migration: Critical reflections on the ‘refugee-crisis’” in your email.

More detailed information about the conference can be found here!

 
 

06-11-'17

Conference: Conflicts of Criminal Jurisdiction

The European Parliamentary Research Service and the European Law Institute invite you to a conference on the topic of “Conflicts of Criminal Jurisdiction – Roadmap to Legislation at the EU Level”. The event will take place on the 4th of December, 2017 at the European Parliament in Brussels from 16:00 to 17:30.

The event will include remarks from Anthony Teasdale (Director General of the EPRS), MEP Heidi Hautala, ELI President Christiane Wendehorst, and  Director of EP Library Joseph Dunne. Furthermore, ELI Project Reporters, including Katalin Ligeti, John Vervaele, and Andé Klip will give presentations on the topic. Debate on the topic will be encouraged.

The full program of the event can be found here!

 
 

06-11-'17

G.J. Wiarda Prize Winner and Veni Grant Recipient

RENFORCE is proud to congratulate Mr. dr. Alexandra Timmer on the receipt of both a Veni Grant and a G.J. Wiarda prize!

Alexandra Timmer received the prestigious VENI grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research for her research project entitled ‘Gender Injustice: Historical Development and Contemporary Challenges in European Human Rights Law’. The project dealt with persistent issues of gender injustice in Europe, and how the main legal mechanism seeking to achieve gender justice – human rights law and particularly equality law – repeatedly falls short. This project analyzed why this is so, using an original combination of historical and legal analysis, and advanced proposals for change.

Furthermore, she has received a G.J. Wiarda Prize, which is instituted by the Utrecht School of Law to showcase excellent academic publications, every three years. Alexandra won the prize for her article ‘Judging Stereotypes: what the European Court of Human rights can borrow from American and Canadian Equal protection law’. This article was published in the American Journal of Comparative Law in 2015. The jury noted that the article succeeds at explaining a very complex societal theme and provides excellent legal analysis.

 
 

02-11-'17

Call for Book Contributors: New perspectives in post-transitional policing studies

Prof. Dr. Kerezsi Klára DSc, of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and Dr. Veronika Nagy, of Utrecht University, are working on the publication of a book on the topic of Post-transitional Policing Studies. The book will aim to promote critical law enforcement studies and new conceptual approaches.

They are looking for chapter contributions on policing theory topics such as: Historical changes in policing theories, Policing research, Investigative practice, Policing ethnography, Police diversity, Community-based policing, Professional development, or any other topics relevant to the core field of study. The text shall serve as an essential basis in academic education of policing scholars and other students, for international and national security organizations and for academics alike. Researchers should keep this in mind when sending in their proposals.

Contributors are invited to submit a 1000-1500 word proposal by the 30th of December 2017, in which they clearly identify the topic and structure of their proposed chapter. Proposals should be submitted to: v.nagy@uu.nl

More in-depth and detailed information about the submission of a proposal, and the following steps leading up the the book’s publication near the end of 2018, can be found in the PDF document here.

We look forward to your fruitful scholarship and the book’s publication!

 
 

11-10-'17

Conference Invitation: Confiscation of criminal assets in the European Union

Organised within the international research project “ConfiscEU – Improving Cooperation between EU Member States in Confiscation Procedures”, coordinated by the University of Ferrara and co-funded by the European Union, this exciting conference on the topic of “Confiscation of criminal assets in the European Union” will take place in just under two weeks!

Since participation is free, make sure to register as soon as possible, seeing as the venue is of limited capacity. The conference will take place at Utrecht University (Paushuize) on Thursday 23 November 2017, between 13.00– 17.00.

The programme can be found here, and the registration can be done here.

We look forward to seeing you there!