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CMR Seminar on 1F - January 2009 (Symposium)

dinsdag 13 januari 2009Plaats in agenda
12:30 tot
Th.v.A. 6.00.24
Joseph Rikhof, David Kosar, Marieke van Eik

Article 1 F Refugee Convention from the international, European and Dutch perspective

The Faculty of Law of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and the Centre for Migration Law (Radboud University Nijmegen) organise a seminar on Article 1F Refugee Convention from the international, European and Dutch perspective”.
The refugee definition under Article 1 of the Refugee Convention consists of three distinct elements: the ‘inclusion clauses’ (Article 1A and 1B), the ‘cessation clause’ (Article 1C) and the ‘exclusion clauses’ (Article 1 D, E and F).  Article 1F states, in short, that no refugee status will be given to any person who is believed to have committed a crime against peace, a war crime or a crime against humanity or has committed a serious non-political crime or has been guilty of acts contrary to the purposes and principles of the United Nations. The application of Article 1F in the asylum procedure has serious consequences. This person will be excluded from refugee status, and will – in most cases – also not receive any other status. If possible this person will be criminally persecuted.
The international, European and Dutch perspective will be presented by the following speakers:

  • Marieke van Eik holds a Masters in Law, and is currently working as an attorney in Amsterdam for Böhler Franken Koppe Wijngaarden. She has particular expertise in Kurdish, Afghan and Somali cases and specializes in the so called '1F-cases', in which asylum is denied.
  • David Kosar holds a Masters in Law, M.A. in International Law and is currently a PhD candidate. His primary areas of research are International Refugee Law, Human Rights Law, Immigration Law, Law of State Immunity and International Criminal Law.
  • Joseph Rikhof is Senior Counsel, Manager of the Law with the Crimes against Humanity and War Crimes Section of the Department of Justice, Canada and professor at the University of Ottowa. His area of expertise lies in the area of the law related to organized crime, terrorism, genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity, especially in the context of immigration and refugee law.

Chair: Thomas Spijkerboer (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam).

12.30 13.30

Lunch   in ROTA 2

(basement Th.v.Aquinostr. 2)

13.30 14.00 Jospeh Rikhof
14.00 14.15 discussion with the audience
14.15 14.45 David Kosar
14.45 15.00 discussion with the audience
15.15 15.30 coffee break
15.30 16.00 Marieke van Eik
16.00 16.15 discussion with the audience
16.15 17.00 Closing and drinks

Please register for this seminar at this email address: cmrcongress@jur.ru.nl
Registration is necessary if you want to attend lunch.

mrs Hannie vd Put
024 361.20.87

Registration is necessary when attending lunch