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Idel Hanley

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Jean-Pierre Gauci

Biography Dr. Jean-Pierre Gauci is Senior Research Fellow in Public International Law and Director of Teaching and Training at BIICL. Recruited in 2014 as a research coordinator for the British Influences on International Law Project, his role was extended to that of research fellow in August 2015 and associate senior research fellow in 2017. Jean-Pierre holds a PhD in Law from King's College London with research that focused on trafficking based asylum claims. He also holds a Doctor of Laws…

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Annie Duncan

Biography Annie Duncan is a Research Assistant on the determinants of Anti-Trafficking Law and Policy. She is completing an MSc in Migration, Mobility & Development Studies at SOAS, University of London. With a particular focus on trafficking, her research interests cover migration, conflict, international development, poverty alleviation, and gender. She holds an MA in Translation & Interpreting Studies, a BA in Social Inquiry, and a BA in International Studies. Person - Contact…

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Julinda Beqiraj

Biography Dr. Julinda Beqiraj is a Senior Research Fellow at the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law. She works on a number of projects, including one on the role of the rule of law in the context of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, and one on barriers and solutions to access to justice across jurisdictions. She is also involved in the organization of Bingham Centre events on these issues. Julinda also works as an expert consultant for the Council of Europe, Commission on the Efficiency…

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Short Course: Public International Law in Practice

EVENTS Short Course: Public International Law in Practice Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location     Event Details Short Course Public International Law in Practice offers a dynamic introduction into applied public international law from the British Institute of International and Comparative Law. The…

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Short Course: Public International Law in Practice (November 2019)

EVENTS Short Course: Public International Law in Practice (November 2019) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Event Details Short Course Public International Law in Practice offers a dynamic introduction into applied public international law from the British Institute of International and Comparative…

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New Project launch: Determinants of Anti-Trafficking Efforts

BIICL is delighted to announce the launch of a new project entitled: Determinants of Anti-Trafficking Efforts.  The project, which is funded by the United States Government, assesses the links and sequencing of specific factors that have yielded improved political will and capacity in national governments to address trafficking in persons and which have led to sustained and comprehensive anti-trafficking efforts. It seeks to answer the practical question asked by anti-trafficking actors…

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Determinants of Anti-Trafficking Efforts

BIICL is delighted to be undertaking a large scale project on determinants of anti-trafficking policies around the world. The overall goal of the project is to improve national governments' anti-trafficking efforts.  It will assess the links and sequencing of specific factors that have yielded improved political will and capacity in national governments to address trafficking in persons and which have led to sustained and comprehensive anti-trafficking efforts. Through a multi-pronged…

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The EU Engagement in International Migration Policies

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and International Organization for Migration (IOM): The EU Engagement in International Migration Policies' Book chapter in R Wessel and J Odermatt, Research Handbook on the European Union and International Organizations (Edgar Elgar 2019) Over the years, the European Union has developed relationships with other international institutions, mainly as a result of its increasingly active role as a global actor and the transfer of competences…

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Migrant integration survey

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GCM Ind: Obj 10:Prevent, combat and eradicate trafficking in persons in the context of Int Migration

Blog post written by Dr Jean-Pierre Gauci and Francesca Romana Partipilo (British Institute of International and Comparative Law) and forms part of a series of blog posts examining the implementation of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration. Read the Blog 

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Solidarity "A La Carte": The EU's Response to Boat Migration

Solidarity "A La Carte": The EU's Response to Boat Migration Blog by Jean-Pierre Gauci Arthur Watts Senior Research Fellow in Public International Law Eleni Karageorgiou,Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Law at Lund University and Researcher at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law. Opionio Juris 09/08/19 Read the Blog 

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GCM Indicators: Objective 9: Strengthen the transational response to smuggling of migrants

GCM Indicators: Objective 9: Strengthen the transational response to smuggling of migrants Blog post written by Dr Jean-Pierre Gauci and Francesca Romana Partipilo (British Institute of International and Comparative Law) and forms part of a series of blog posts examining the implementation of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration. Read the blog 

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GCM Commentary: Objective 9: Strengthen the transnational response to smuggling of migrants

Migrant smuggling is defined in the Smuggling Protocol (art.3) as: "The procurement, in order to obtain, directly or indirectly, a financial or other material benefit, of the illegal entry of a person into a State Party of which the person is not a national or a permanent resident".IntroductionObjective 9 of the UN Global Compact for Migration addresses the issue of migrant smuggling. The new objective highlights some important issues, including the need to differentiate between trafficking…

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Maritime Search and Rescue: Responsibilities and Implications for Private Vessels

The British Institute of International and Comparative Law has just launched a new project looking at the responsibilities of and implications for private vessels of maritime search and rescue of migrants and refugees. The project is led by Dr Jean-Pierre Gauci and funded by the Mirpuri Foundation.  Recent years have seen growing numbers of migrants, and would-be asylum seekers, embarking on perilous sea crossings to flee violence, conflict or persecution. Private vessels and NGO…

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Partnerships for Practice: Making the Global Compact on Migration Work

Time: 11:00-17:00 (Registration open from 10:30) Venue: British Institute of International and Comparative Law, Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5JP Read the Workshop Report In September 2018, the United Nations General Assembly is expected to adopt the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM). That step will finish a process that started in September 2016 with the New York Declaration, which committed to protecting 'the safety, dignity and human rights…

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The Human Rights of Smuggled Migrants and Trafficked Persons

The Human Rights of Smuggled Migrants and Trafficked Persons in the UN Global Compacts on Migrants and Refugees On 19 September 2016, the UNGA adopted the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants through which States committed to developing two compacts: one on refugees and one on safe, orderly and regular migration. The Zero Drafts of the compacts were published on 31 January 2018 and 5 February 2018, respectively. The move towards the discussion and adoption of the global…

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Blog: Legal Pathways to Protection

In this week's first blog post, one of us noted that migration as such is not a crisis, nor is the arrival of people in the EU. The language of crisis is political and helps, firstly, to sustain the narrative that the majority of migrants come to Europe (which is far from true). Secondly, it helps to justify a complex set of migration management practices aimed at preventing people from reaching and entering the EU. In distinction, we argue that the problem is not that people move in search…

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Legal Pathways to Protection

Between October 2017 and March 2018, BIICL Associate Senior Research Fellow Dr Jean-Pierre Gauci, in collaboration with King's College London colleagues Dr Leonie Ansems de Vries and Dr Henry Redwood implemented a research initiative on Legal Pathways to Protection. The initiative included an expert workshop at King's College London on 27 October 2017. and the development of a Policy brief entitled: Legal Pathways to Protection: Towards the Provision of Safe, Legal and Accessible Routes…

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Blog: Back to Old Tricks? Italian Responsibility for Returning People to Libya

On 10/11 May 2017 various news outlets reported a maritime operation by the Libyan authorities, in coordination with the Italian Search and Rescue Authority, in which 500 individuals were intercepted in international waters and returned to Libya. This operation amounted to refoulment in breach of customary international law and several treaties (including the Geneva Refugee Convention and the European Convention on Human Rights), and an internationally wrongful act is one for which Italy…

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Legal Pathways to Protection

Between October 2017 and March 2018, BIICL Associate Senior Research Fellow Dr Jean-Pierre Gauci, in collaboration with King's College London colleagues Dr Leonie Ansems de Vries and Dr Henry Redwood implemented a research initiative on Legal Pathways to Protection. The initiative included an expert workshop at King's College London on 27 October 2017. and the development of a Policy brief entitled: Legal Pathways to Protection: Towards the Provision of Safe, Legal and Accessible Routes…

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The Migrant Smuggling Protocol and the Need for a Multi-Faceted Approach

The Migrant Smuggling Protocol and the Need for a Multi-faceted Approach: Inter-sectionality and Multi-actor Cooperation Publication - Download PDF Share Links Publication - Tags

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The "Refugee Crisis": Challenges and Implications for International and EU Law

Time: 17:30-19:30 (followed by a drinks reception) Venue: British Institute of International and Comparative Law, Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5JP This event will examine the legal questions arising from the so-called "refugee crisis", looking at implications for International and European refugee law frameworks, the Schengen aquis and the Dublin system as well as for private vessels engaged in maritime search and rescue. Beyond and through these questions, this seminar…

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Managing Migration Flows in the Mediterranean? A Critical Appraisal

Time: 17:30-19:30 Venue: British Institute of International and Comparative Law, Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5JP Recent weeks have seen a number of incidents in the Mediterranean Sea that have led to the death of over 1,000 people within the space of just a few days. This was not the first incident of its kind, but its size and media attention shed a spotlight on the ongoing migration crisis in the Mediterranean. It has prompted the European Union and its Member States…

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Exploring the Boundaries of International Law: Current Protection Challenges

Exploring the Boundaries of Refugee Law Current Protection Challenges Protection challenges around the globe require innovative legal, policy and practical responses. Drawing primarily from a new generation of researchers in the field of refugee law, this volume explores the 'boundaries' of refugee law. On the one hand, it ascertains the scope of the legal provisions by highlighting new trends in State practice and analysing the jurisprudence of international human rights bodies, as well…

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A Liberal Tide: immigration and asylum law and policy in Latin America

A Liberal Tide: immigration and asylum law and policy in Latin America Over the past decade, a paradigm shift in migration and asylum law and policymaking appears to have taken place in Latin America. Does this apparent 'liberal tide' of new laws and policies suggest a new approach to the hot topics of migration and refugees in Latin America distinct from the regressive and restrictive attitudes on display in other parts of the world? The question is urgent not only for our understanding…

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Report on Immigration Detention and the Rule of Law

The Bingham Centre has published its report, Immigration Detention and the Rule of Law: Safeguarding Principles. Led by Michael Fordham QC, with Research Fellows Justine Stefanelli and Sophie Eser, this report draws on legal instruments, promulgated standards, working illustrations and judicial observations. It includes 'soft law' sources and finds inspiration in the principled proactivity of non-governmental organisations. The Bingham Centre was awarded a research grant by the Nuffield…

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