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Detail Summary
Date 3 December 2012
Time 17:15 - 19:00

This debate will address the possibility of external processing of asylum seekers outside the territory of the European Union, and whether the policy proposals on external processing of asylum seekers provide a basis for the ‘sharing’ or ‘shifting’ of responsibility.

The panel consists of:

  • Theo Veenkamp, author of the report People Flow, former director of the Centraal Orgaan opvang asielzoekers, and former director of strategy at the Dutch Ministry of Justice.
  • Judith Sargentini, head of the delegation of GroenLinks in the European Parliament and responsible for files pertaining to migration and asylum matters.
  • Maarten den Heijer, Assistant Professor of International Law at the University of Amsterdam. His research interests include international and European asylum and immigration law.
  • Chair: Marjoleine Zieck, Professor of International Refugee Law at the University of Amsterdam and Vice-Dean education at the Faculty of Law.

Note: This SHARES Debate will take place in Dutch.

SHARES Debates are organized by SHARES in cooperation with SPUI25, an academic centre of the University of Amsterdam, which develops connections between academics, students, alumni, and a larger public outside the university.

SPUI25 holds regular lectures, debates and interviews aiming at reflecting on current events and engaging with a heterogenous audience.

Registration is mandatory through SPUI25.