Migration and Refugee Law

Understanding Solidarity Under International and EU Refugee Law:

Between a Rock and a Hard Place?

- Final programme - 

15 April 2021, 9.30-13.30

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Introduction by the convenors (9.30 – 9.45)


Session 1 – Solidarity as a chameleon concept in refugee law: the relationship between responsibility-sharing, humanitarianism and vulnerability (9.45 – 10.45)

  • Momchil Milanov (University of Geneva)‘One Hundred Years of Solidaritude’: Solidarity as a Foundational Myth of International Refugee Law
  • Chiara Scissa (Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies)Relocating the “Most” Vulnerable Only: The Latest Symptom of EU Irrecoverable Solidarity
  • Haïfa Hubert (ESSEC Business School, Paris)Le Pacte Mondial de Marrakech 2018: consécration du statut de vulnérabilité et contraintes sécuritaires

Q&A 10.45 – 11.00


Session 2 – Criminalising solidarity with migrants and refugees: comparative perspectives (11.00 – 11.45)

  • Francesca Romana Partipilo (Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies)The “Criminalization of Solidarity”: Responding to Migrant Smuggling while Protecting the Lives of People on the Move
  • Martino Reviglio (University of Turin)Criminal Populism and Solidarity in Recent Italy’s Migration Policies: An EU Law Perspective

Q&A 11.45 – 12.00


Break 12.00 – 12.15


Session 3 – Externalising solidarity and deflecting responsibility for migrants and refugees (12.15 – 13.15)

  • Martina Previatello (Università degli Studi di Trieste)The External Dimension of Solidarity in EU Migration and Asylum Policy
  • Bouthayna Ben Kridis (University of Carthage)The Jordan Compact: A Model for Burden-Sharing in Refugee Crisis
  • Cristiano D’Orsi (University of Johannesburg)Has Solidarity in Protecting Refugees, at Least Partially, Been Regained? Observations from Africa

Q&A / Conclusion 13.15 – 13.30


The ESIL IG MIGREFLAW Coordinating Committee