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First meeting of the Project Team of the ELI Project on ‘Detention of Asylum Seekers and Irregular Migrants and the Rule of Law‘

On 21 April the Project Team of the ELI Project on ‘Detention of Asylum Seekers and Irregular Migrants and the Rule of Law‘ convened its first physical meeting. The aim of the meeting was to discuss the structure of the Statement being developed by the Project Team and to review the first part of the draft that the Team has already produced. Participants deliberated on the issue of detention as regulated by EU secondary law, European Convention of Human Rights’ standards and national laws.

The ELI Project on ‘Detention of Asylum Seekers and Irregular Migrants and the Rule of Law‘ aims at developing a checklist of binding standards that must be taken into account when deciding upon the detention of asylum seekers and irregular migrants. The output of the project is expected to be presented at the ELI 2016 Annual Conference, in Ferrara (Italy), from 7 to 9 September. It will then be distributed primarily among judges deciding detention cases. It will also be used as a tool during trainings for practitioners.

 

 You can find more information about the project here.