Registration open for Leicester Law School conference on migrants’ rights on 22 March

Law School lecturer Alan Desmond has been awarded funding by the Modern Law Review to host a conference at the University of Leicester on 22 March on the future of migrants’ rights protection.

With the recent adoption of the landmark UN Global Compact on Migration, and the explicit inclusion of migrants’ rights in the Sustainable Development Goals 2030, the issue of migrants’ rights protection in international human rights law and global migration governance has never been more topical.

This conference brings together key figures from international institutions and academia working on the issue of migrants’ rights to assess the prospects for migrants’ rights protection in light of the SDGs and the UN Global Compact on Migration.

The conference, generously funded by the Modern Law Review, will address three intimately inter-related issues:

The prospects for success in practical terms of the UN Global Compact on Migration, the first intergovernmentally negotiated agreement covering all dimensions of international migration.

The mutually dependent relationship between achievement of the SDGs 2030 and realisation of the effective protection of migrants’ rights. - Under-appreciated challenges to, and under-explored avenues for, the protection of migrants’ rights.


Register: Migrants rights at a crossroads
Date and time: 9:00am—5:15pm, Friday, 22 March, 2019
Venue: Council Suite Rooms, first floor, Fielding Johnson Building, University of Leicster (Maps and directions)
Programme (pdf)
Poster (pdf)

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