Komotini – Refugee & Migration Law

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Continuing its tradition, ELSA Komotini is proud to present its 7th edition of the Winter ELSA Law School on Refugee and Migration Law. ELSA Komotini's WELS is the second oldest in the history of ELSA.

Komotini is a student-city with about 10 university departments and approximately 10.000 students, making it one of the most academically attractive destinations in the northern part of Greece.

This year ELSA Komotini and its academic partner plan to offer you a rich academic programme combining both a deep legal insight on Refugee & Migration Law and experiential/practical experience. With speakers from different backgrounds, such as distinguished professors, lawyers, and other experts, we hope to enrich your legal knowledge and engage you in fruitful conversations.

We are looking forward to welcoming you and give you the chance to meet our unique and diverse city, which combines different cultures and religions. We are ready to make sure that you will have an enjoyable stay and show you what “Greek hospitality” stands for.

For more information, please visit our Facebook page "Winter ELSA Law School on Refugee and Migration Law".

Maximum participation fees
Non-favoured countries: 330€

Favoured countries: 300€

Alumni of ELSA: 350€

Members of a partner organisation: 350€

Non-member - 390€
Maximum extra fees
40€ - Galla Ball

30€ - Transportation

45€ - Extra Night
Komotini, Greece
Hotel Democritus, Komotini
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Academic Partner
"Krateros Ioannou" Research Institute for International Law and International Relations
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Academic Programme

The lectures on Refugee and Migration Law will cover the following topics and subtopics (preliminary):

Day 1 :

  • Introduction to the field of Refugee and Migration Law & Basic International Principles;
  • The international legal status of Refugees;
  • The international legal status of Migrants.

Day 2:

  • Asylum framework and Repatriation process, durable and other solutions for refugees;
  • Outsourcing of asylum processing, migration control in the EU & human rights implications;
  • Workshop on asylum application procedure.

Day 3:

  • Protection of unaccompanied asylum seeking children;
  • The Principle of Solidarity within the European Asylum System ;
  • Case study on recent European Court of Human Rights decisions & Advisory Opinions regarding Refugee & Migration issues.

Day 4:

  • Refugees in Lesvos: Consequences of the European Deterrent Migration Policy

  • Irregular immigration: administrative treatment, criminalisation, victimisation and advocacy

  • Workshop: Social Inclusion and integration of refugees through cultural activities: a case study of local NGO’s in Attica.

Day 5:

  • Refugee/Migration flows and human rights: Violations & Violators;
  • The Common European Asylum System;
  • European mechanism of border control for irregular immigration.
Covid-19 Requirements
This Winter ELSA Law Schools is only accessible to fully vaccinated participants, holder of a Negative PCR test, holder of Negative Rapid Test or participants recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months. You will need to hold one of those proofs in order to participate in this Winter ELSA Law School.
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