Join us for a book launch of Migration and the European Convention on Human Rights, edited by Başak Çalı, Ledi Bianku, and Iulia Motoc, a new volume in the European Society of International Law book series, forthcoming on 25 February 2021.
This edited collection, comprised of contributions from migration and human rights law experts and current and former judges from the bench of the European Court of Human Rights, investigates where the European Convention on Human Rights as a living instrument stands on migration and the rights of migrants.
The book offers a comprehensive analysis of cases brought by migrants in different stages of migration, covering the right to flee, who is entitled to enter and remain in Europe, and what treatment is owed to them when they come within the jurisdiction of a Council of Europe member state. As such, the book evaluates the case law of the European Court of Human Rights concerning different categories of migrants including asylum seekers, irregular migrants, those who have migrated through domestic lawful routes, and those who are currently second or third generation migrants in Europe. The broad perspective adopted by the book allows for a systematic analysis of how and to what extent the Convention protects non-refoulement, migrant children, family rights of migrants, status rights of migrants, economic and social rights of migrants, as well as the cultural and religious rights of migrants.
Christian J. Tams is Professor of International Law at the University of Glasgow and an academic member of Matrix Chambers, London. He is a member of the Board of the European Society of International Law and the General Editor of the ESIL OUP book series in which Migration and the ECHR is published.
Ledi Bianku is an Associate Professor at the University of Strasbourg, France. Currently he is teaching ECHR law, EU fundamental rights law, migration law, and European health law at the Law Faculty and Institute of Political Studies of the University of Strasbourg, France. He is an Associate Attorney with the Doughty Streets Chambers in London, UK, a former judge of the European Court of Human Rights and a former member of the Council of Europe’s Venice Commission for Democracy through Law.
Başak Çalı is Professor of International Law at the Hertie School and Co-Director of the School's Centre for Fundamental Rights. She is the Chair of European Implementation Network and a Fellow of the Human Rights Centre of the University of Essex. Çalı has acted as a Council of Europe expert on the European Convention on Human Rights since 2002.
Iulia Motoc is a Judge at the European Court of Human Rights and a Professor at the University of Bucharest where she is teaching public international law and international protection of human rights. She is a former judge of the Constitutional Court of Romania, former Vice-President of the United Nations Human Rights Committee and was UN Special Rapporteur.
Yuval Shany is the Hersch Lauterpacht Professor of International Law and former Dean of the Law Faculty of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Shany directs the Cyber Law programme at the Hebrew University Federmann Cyber Security Research Center and is also Vice President for Research at the Israel Democracy Institute and Co-director of the International Law Forum at the Hebrew University Law Faculty. He served until recently as a member of the UN Human Rights Committee .
Vera Wriedt is a PhD researcher at the Hertie School’s Centre for Fundamental Rights and examines expulsions at Europe’s borders. Before starting her PhD, Vera worked at the European Centre for Constitutional and Human Rights. She was also a lecturer at Freie Universität Berlin teaching seminars on human rights and migration.
Cathryn Costello is Professor of Fundamental Rights at the Hertie School and Co-Director of the Centre for Fundamental Rights. Costello is also part-time Professor II at the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights at the University of Oslo, and is on leave from her previous post as Professor of Refugee and Migration Law at the Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford.
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