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The Centre for the Study of Global Human Movement


We hope that you can join us for this joint event, organised by the Centre for the Study of Global Human Movement and the Protect Project.



Via the following page: Papers and zoom details will be sent out in advance of the event.



This seminar will present the work conducted between QMUL and ILPA in developing a Handbook on the Global Compact on Migration for immigration law practitioners. Researchers from QMUL will present the theoretical framework of the Handbook and some key examples to elucidate its contents. The seminar will then invite Adrian Berry from ILPA to discuss the application of the Compact for practitioners in light of this framework. 

Despite its non-legally binding nature, the Compact remains important to domestic practitioners for two reasons. Firstly, the Compact assists in the interpretation of domestic obligations by providing detail on the content of the existing human rights laws of the UK vis-à-vis migrants. Further, it provides evidence of state practise. Through adoption of the Compact, the UK acknowledges that existing international human rights apply to migrants, are in line with the UK’s domestic policy and that it commits to uphold the principles of non-regression and non-discrimination. The Handbook provides legal practitioners with guidance of how the Marrakesh Compact can be used to interpret the domestic obligations of States vis-a-vis migrants. 



Prof. Elspeth Guild, Professor of Law, Queen Mary University London

Kathryn Allinson, Queen Mary University London

Nicolette Busuttil, Queen Mary University London

Adrian Berry, ILPA and Garden Court Chambers


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The PROTECT project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No 870761. The content of this event does not reflect the official opinion of the European Union. Responsibility for the information and views expressed therein lies entirely with the organizers.

Friday, 27 November, 2020 - 15:00 to 16:00
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