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Advanced ELENA Course: Legal Avenues for Strengthening International Protec...

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The Advanced ELENA Course on “Legal Avenues for Strengthening International Protection in Europe” will take place on Friday 17 November and Saturday 18 November 2017. The Course will be held in the Novotel Athens in Athens, Greece.

This year the ELENA Course aspires to provide an engaging forum for legal practitioners and decision makers to discuss, analyse and reflect upon the legal avenues that can be used in order to advance the rights of refugees. The course will focus on bringing asylum cases before the European Court of Human Rights, the Court of Justice of the European Union and the UN mechanisms, in order to advance the rights of those in need of international protection. It will also cover the implementation of ECtHR judgments, the role of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights in asylum cases, and will explore the recent jurisprudence of European Courts in relation to international protection. Finally, three workshops will focus on challenging cases related to detention and access to asylum, transfers under the Dublin Regulation and children’s right to family life.

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Among other distinguished speakers, the 2017 Advanced ELENA Course will feature keynote speeches by Aikaterini Lazana, Lawyer at the Registry of the European Court of Human Rights, Nikolaos Sitaropoulos, Head of Division, Deputy to the Director, Office of the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Dr. Fanny de Weck, Lecturer at the University of Lucerne and Lawyer at Münch Singh Rechtsanwälte, Zurich and Nuala Mole, Founder and Senior Lawyer at the AIRE Centre.

A draft agenda of the course is available on ECRE's website.

Conference Fee


The Conference fee covers all relevant costs including reading material, meals and a social evening on Friday 17 November 2017. Please note that the fee does not, however, include accommodation, travel to the event or an evening meal on Saturday 18 November 2017.

The following fees apply:

  • 330 EUR - ELENA coordinators
  • 360 EUR - Lawyers and NGO staff
  • 450 EUR - Government officials and international organisations

To book your place, click on the green button (at the top of your screen). Interested participants should register by Friday 6 October 2017 to secure a place. However, given the limited places available, interested persons are recommended to reserve their place as soon as possible.

When registering for the Course, please make sure you choose the workshops you wish to attend.

Accommodation


Novotel Athens, where the course will take place, has arranged a special price for the participants to the course:

89 EUR single room

99 EUR double room.

Above rates are per room, per day and include breakfast, taxes and service charges.

Participants will be responsible for booking their own accommodation. Those interested in staying at Novotel can book directly with the Hotel at H0866(at)Accor.com, mentioning they are attending the Course and using the code ELENA17.

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Please contact us as soon as possible should you need a visa to attend the course.

Please note that cancellation is only possible with a full refund (except for the handling fee) up until 6 October 2017. After this date, unfortunately, refunds cannot not be provided.

Do you have questions about “The Advanced ELENA Course: Legal Avenues for strengthening international protection in Europe”? If so, please contact Julia Zelvenska jzelvenska(at)ecre.org.

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