Presentation of the ELI Statement on Detention of Asylum Seekers in Trento (Italy)


ELI Project Reporter Judge Boštjan Zalar took part in a roundtable entitled Check-Lists and Other Instruments for a More Effective Judicial Practice in the Field of Asylum and Immigration Detention during the Re-Jus Transnational Training Workshop, organised by the University of Trento. The event took place from 2–3 October 2017 in Trento (Italy).

Judge Boštjan Zalar presented the ELI Statement on Detention of Asylum Seekers and Irregular Migrants and the Rule of Law and gave an overview of the work as well as goals of the ELI. The roundtable was chaired by Fabrizio Cafaggi, a Special Advisor of the aforementioned ELI Project.

The focus of this two-day workshop was on the present and future challenges to the full implementation of the right to fair trial and effective remedy enshrined in art 47 of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights. Legal practitioners from a wide range of EU Member States gathered in Trento to discuss current issues in the implementation of EU asylum and immigration law. For more information on this event organised by the University of Trento, please click here. Judge Boštjan Zalar will also give a presentation on a related topic, at the Regional Conference for Legal Aid Providers, on legal assistance to asylum seekers and refugees on 30–31 October in Chisinau (Moldova), the European Judicial Training Network (EJTN) Seminar on 2–3 November 2017 in Stockholm (Sweden) and the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) Transnational Seminar on 20–21 November 2017 in Malta.