Dr Giuffré Panel Member and Speaker at International Festival Sabir

As a Member of ASGI, Dr Giuffré was invited to the international Festival Sabir held in Lecce (Italy) in May 2019 to take part in a day of legal training on “the closing of the Libyan migration route as a building block of the strategies of the European Union: responsibility for serious acts of violence suffered by foreigners and legal instruments to counter them.” As a speaker in this panel, she presented on “The closing of ports and indirect refoulement: What role for the European Court of Human Rights?”, discussing when access to ports to people in distress must be guaranteed.

Dr Mariagiulia Giuffré talks at the Refugee Law Initiative Annual Conference

Dr Mariagiulia Giuffré took part in the Refugee Law Initiative Annual Conference held in London between 3-5 June 2019. This year’s special theme – ‘Rethinking the “Regional” in Refugee Law and Policy?’. Within a panel on Borders Externalization, Dr Giuffré gave a talk on “Stemming Refugee Flows to Europe through ‘Contactless’ Migration Controls beyond Borders: What Responsibility for European States?” engaging in discussion on jurisdiction and refugee rights, especially non-refoulement and the right to leave.

Lecturer invited to teach Ph.D. candidates at the University of Urbino, Italy

Dr Triestino Mariniello has been invited to teach Ph.D. students in Global Studies at the University of Urbino (Italy). In light of his recent research published in the German Law Journal, Dr Mariniello will hold a lecture on ‘State of Emergency and Administrative Detention’. The lecture will examine the use of preventive detention within the context of a state of emergency.

G4S and the South African Prison System – Ruth Hopkins, Investigative Journalist

On Wednesday 5th June 2019 from 2pm – 4pm in B105 investigative journalist Ruth Hopkins will talk about her investigation into a South African prison run by British company G4S. Ruth uncovered widespread use of electroshocking, suspicious deaths, forced medication with anti-psychotic drugs and lengthy isolation of inmates at multinational security company G4S’ Bloemfontein prison. Major international news networks ran the story, a governmental investigation was announced and G4S saw its shares drop.

Parties Launch for Unexpected Elections

Later this month we have an unusual, and potentially defining, political event. In previous years, the five yearly European Elections have been low-key. Most parties have run campaigns about anything but Europe. In the run up to the elections Paula Keaveney, Programme Leader for Politics, will be looking at some of the communication issues surrounding the contest.