Upcoming ICJ event: Is the EU living up to its values in relation to migrants and refugees?

On Wednesday 27 April 2022, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) will hold the Final Event of the FAIR PLUS Project, from 14:00 to 15:30, in Brussels and online.

During the event stakeholders will discuss whether the EU is living up to its values when it comes to the treatment of and access to justice of migrants and refugees in its Member States and the role of national judges and lawyers in particular.

Join the event online on Wednesday 27  April, from 14:00 to 15:30, and participate in the discussion on the role of national judges and lawyers in safeguarding the rights of migrants and refugees.

Register to attend the event in Brussels or on-line here

During the event, Aryan Ashory, a refugee from Afghanistan, will share her story and experience of coming to the EU, discussing her arrival in Greece and subsequent move to Germany. Justice Richard Humphreys, Judge of the High Court of Ireland, will discuss the role of national judges and lawyers in protecting the rights of migrants and refugees. His intervention will be followed by a presentation by Lena Geckle, Policy Officer at the Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers of the European Commission, on the support provided by the EU to national judges and lawyers in the migration and asylum field. The event will be introduced by Saskia Bricmont, Member of the European Parliament, the FAIR PLUS project will be presented and there will be space for discussion and exchange among participants.

You can download the agenda of the event here.

The FAIR PLUS Project (Fostering Access to Immigrants’ Rights Plus), led by the ICJ-EI, has aimed to contribute to better judicial protection of the human rights of migrants across the EU, who often face multiple vulnerabilities. The project has trained judges and legal practitioners and facilitated exchange of information between judges and other legal professionals in Ireland, Greece, Italy and the Czech Republic.

You can see a short video about the FAIR PLUS project here:

See also a video with migrant stories developed as part of the project:

You can read more about the FAIR PLUS project here, access training modules here and access project’s videos here.

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