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The first edition of the FRC PhD Day will take place on 10th June 2021, 10 a.m - 5 p.m. (Brussels time). To respect the lockdown measures against the Covid-19 pandemic, it will be held remotely, via MicrosoftTeams.

The FRC PhD Day provides FRC PhD students with the chance to present their work before a panel of professors and post-doctoral researchers specialised in their field of research.

Each presentation will last around 30 minutes and will be followed by a 30 minutes discussion. 

The event is free to attend:




10 :00 – 12 :00



Extradition cluster

Chair: prof. Paul De Hert

Discussants: Matthias Holvoet and Irene Wieczorek


10 :00 – 11 :00


Mutual recognition principle: from European Arrest Warrant to the surrender of fugitive offenders between Mainland China and Hong Kong - Yanhong Yin


11:00 – 12:00


The impossible definition of political crimes in European criminal law: understanding changes in their protection in light of Bourdieu’s theory on the state - Sibel Top



12:00- 13:00



Criminal Law cluster

Chair: prof. Stefaan Smis

Discussants: Matthias Holvoet and Niels Van Dijk


12:00 – 13:00


Criminal law at the intersection between technology and sexuality: A case study on the potential criminalisation of abusing woman-like sex robots - Carlotta Rigotti



13:00 – 14:00


Lunch Break


14:00 – 16:00



Migration Cluster

Chair: prof. Kristin Henrard

Discussants: Florian Trauner and Kristof Gombeer


14:00 – 15:00


Biometric Databases for Migration Management: Migrants as Data Subjects? - Bianca-Ioana Marcu


15:00 – 16:00


Undesirable but Unreturnable: striking the correct balance between the rights of migrants and national security - Júlia Zomignani Barboza  



16:00 – 17:00



Digital divide cluster – Closed session

Chair: prof. Stefaan Smis

Discussants: Niels Van Dijk and Dariusz Kloza


16:00 – 17:00



Expanding the concept of digital divide - Hripsime Asatryan