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2020

Bulletin 4

Covid-19 Pandemic in the EU- Fundamental Rights Implications: Bulletin #4

The Fourth Bulletin of the Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) examines how the EU Member States addressed the Covid-19 pandemic in June 2020, having special...

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New VUB Press Release on Developing New Tool to Tackle Modern Slavery

The VUB press release has just published a new item on the findings of the doctoral research of FRC member, dr. Amy Weatherburn.

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Guest Lecture during the IES Summer School on EU Policy Making

On 7 July, FRC member, Sibel Top, will give a class on Justice and Home Affairs in the EU at the IES summer school on EU Policy-Making.

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Covid-19 Pandemic in the EU- Fundamental Rights Implications: A Focus on Elderly People

The Third Bulletin of the Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) analyses how the EU Member States addressed the Covid-19 pandemic between 1 May – 31 May 2020.

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Renewal of the Research Foundation, Flanders fellowship (FWO)

The Research Foundation, Flanders fellowship (FWO) has been renewed to FRC member, Sibel Top.

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FRC Member Presents at the First International Workshop on Gender Based Approach to the Law and Juris Dictio in Europe

On 19 June 2020, Carlotta Rigotti will present her paper Prostitution Laws across the European Union: To Go beyond the Existing Dichotomy, at the First...

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Fundamental Rights Report - 2020

On 10 June 2020, the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) released its Fundamental Rights Report 2020.

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Coronavirus pandemic in the EU – Fundamental Rights Implications

The Covid-19 pandemic still affects everyday life in the EU in unprecedented ways, as mapped by the Second Bulletin of the Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA).

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New publication on "How to Apply Asimov's First Law to Sex Robots"

After having given gave a presentation during the 4th International Congress on Love and Sex with Robots, FRC member, Carlotta Rigotti, published her paper ...

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FRC contributes to the post 'Sex Workers in the Time of COVID-19'

Government measures to combat COVID-19 have profound implications for everyone, including sex workers.

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FRC emphasises impact on the vulnerable in a collective call from academia for a societal exit from lockdown

Building on the first country overview of the fundamental rights impact of the COVID-19 lockdown in Belgium, FRC members, Dr. Amy Weatherburn, Prof. Paul De...

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Assessing the Fundamental Rights Impact of Covid19 Measures in Belgium

Government measures to combat COVID-19 have profound implications for everybody’s fundamental rights, including the right to life and to health, as mapped by...

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FRC Research on Labour Exploitation and Human Trafficking Featured in the Juristenkrant

Dr Amy Weatherburn’s doctoral thesis on conceptualizing labour exploitation in human trafficking law has been featured in the most recent edition of the...

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New Policy Brief on the Cross-Border Access to E-Evidence

FRC member, Sergi Vazquez Maymir, and LSTS co-director, Gloria Gonzáles Fuster, published a paper on the "Cross-Border Access to E-Evidence on CEPS website.

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FRC Member Presents at Conference on Rights, Dignity and Religion: responding to ‘modern slavery’

On 24 January 2020, Dr Amy Weatherburn will present her doctoral research findings at a conference that considers the responses to modern slavery in the...

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FRC Researcher Presents during Artificial Intelligence Conference

On 13 December 2019, FRC researcher Júlia Zomignani Barboza presented at the 2019 BENELUX conference on Artificial intelligence organised by the European Law...

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New Blogpost: Fair Trial Rights Undermined in Spain Following ‘Operation Judas’

Following a year-long investigation, a series of raids took place on 23 September throughout Catalonia in the context of ‘Operation Judas’ that resulted in...

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FRC Member Contributes to the Policy Brief #2 on Methods for Data Protection Impact Assessment

On 5th November 2019, FRC member, Sergi Vazquez Maymir, together with the d.pia.lab, published a 2nd policy brief on methods for impact assessment, entitled...

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FRC Member Contributes to Author Workshop for POINCaré Edited Volume on Migration and Diversity

On 8 November, Amy Weatherburn attended the author workshop for the forthcoming Edited Volume on Migration & Diversity as part of VUB POINcaré Initiative...

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FRC Member Joins the Kick-Off Meeting of the Italian Research Group on Prostitution and Sex Work

On 8th November 2019, FRC member, Carlotta Rigotti, will join the Constituent Assembly of the Italian Research Group on Prostitution and Sex Work.

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FRC Member Joins the EXIT Europe Consortium Meeting

FRC member, Carlotta Rigotti, will join the EXIT Europe Consortium meeting in Bratislava.

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FRC Researcher Contributes to the Organisation of the Book Launch: "Building Catalonia: Self-Determination and Emancipation"

During her stay at the Queen Mary University of London, FRC Researcher, Sibel Top, is helping to organise the book launch "Building a New Catalonia: Self...

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FRC Researcher Participates as Panellist at Human Rights Event

On 19 September 2019, FRC researcher Júlia Zomignani Barboza participated as a panellist in the event Human Rights in Danger – Tensions and Security in Asia,...

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FRC Member Presents New Trends in European Extradition Law

On 6 september 2019, FRC Member, Sibel Top, together with defence lawyer Christophe Marchand, will present an analysis of  the main trends in the evolution...

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FRC Member joins Tilburg Law School as Master Programme Co-Coordinator

From 1 September, FRC Member Amy Weatherburn has begun working part-time at INTERVICT in Tilburg Law School as Co-Coordinator of the Master in Victimology...

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New Publication: Legal Aspects of Ethnic Data Collection and Positive Action. The Roma Minority in Europe

FRC affiliated member, Dr Jozefien Van Caeneghem has published a book entitled "Legal Aspects of Ethnic Data Collection and Positive Action. The Roma...

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FRC Researcher Presents at the European Group 47th Annual Conference

On 6 september 2019, FRC Member Sibel Top, together with defence lawyer Christophe Marchand, will present an analysis of  the main trends in the evolution of...

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FRC Researcher Joined EXIT Europe, Expert Meeting

On 22-23 August 2019, FRC researcher, Carlotta Rigotti, joined the EXIT Europe, Expert Meeting in Kiel (Germany).

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FRC Researcher Presents her PhD Proposal during the Odysseus Summer School on EU Immigration and Asylum Law and Policy

On July 9, FRC researcher Júlia Zomignani Barboza presented her PhD proposal at the third session of PhD seminars of the Odysseus Summer School.

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FRC Researcher Joins an Advanced Seminar on Extradition

On 24-25 June, FRC Member Sibel Top participated to an advanced seminar on extradition gathering lawyers and prosecutors from all around the world sharing...

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FRC Member Presents at the 4th International Congress on Love and Sex with Robots

On 2nd July 2019, FRC researcher Carlotta Rigotti gave a presentation during the 4th International Congress on Love and Sex with Robots.

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New Publication: Child Trafficking Victims and Legal Guardians: Exploring the Fulfilment of the EU Trafficking Directive in the Context of the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015 – Best Practice or not Fit for Purpose?

FRC Member, Amy Weatherburn has co-authored with Dr Yvonne Mellon (University of Liverpool) an article in the New Journal of European Criminal Law entitled...

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PhD Position in EU Criminal Law: Exchange of Digital Evidence

The Fundamental Rights and Constitutionalism (FRC) Research Group, part of the Department of Metajuridica of the Vrije Universiteit Brussels, is offering 3...

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New Blogpost: Sex Robots - a Human Rights Discourse

What are the human rights implications in the growing market for sex robots?

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FRC Member Presents at Conference on "Human Trafficking – a Crime with Too Few Convictions and Too Many Victims

Amy Weatherburn, FRC Member will present at a two day conference hosted by Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS) and the Ministry of Interior of Latvia...

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FRC attends FRANET kick of meeting in Vienna

On 14 February 2019, FRC will join partners in FRA’s multidisciplinary research network, FRANET, in Vienna on 14 February.

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FRC Member presents at ECLAN PhD Seminar : "25 Years after Maastricht: Achievements, Failures and Challenges of the EU Criminal Justice Area"

On 24-25 January 2019, FRC Member, Sibel Top will be presenting her doctoral research on political crimes at the Annual ECLAN PhD Seminar "25 Years after...

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New Publication: Securing the Prohibition of Labour Exploitation in Law and Practice: Slavery, Servitude, Forced Labour and Human Trafficking in Italy, Spain and the UK

FRC Member, Amy Weatherburn has co-authored a new article entitled "Securing the Prohibition of Labour Exploitation in Law and Practice: Slavery, Servitude,...

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New Publication: The European Convention on Human Rights as an Instrument of Tort Law (Dr Stefan Somers)

FRC Member, Dr Stefan Somers, has published a book entitled The European Convention on Human Rights as an Instrument of Tort Law (Intersentia, 2019).

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FRC contributes to VUB Homo Roboticus Tour

On 6th May 2019, FRC member, Carlotta Rigotti, presented her ongoing research on sex robots and their legal implications at the Stadscchouwburg Brugge during...

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New Monograph: Stigma, State Expressions and the Law

The latest book by FRC Member, Professor Paul Quinn, entitled "Stigma, State Expressions and the Law" starts with a deep insight into what constitutes state...

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FRC Welcomes New Visiting Scientist

Since May 2019, FRC has welcome Elisabeth Koek as a visiting researcher.

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FRC Researcher is One of the Finalists of the VUB PhD Cup

On April 24, FRC researcher Júlia Zomignani Barboza, presented her PhD topic in three minutes during the pre-selections of the VUB’s PhD Cup.

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New Book Review: Human Trafficking and Slavery Reconsidered: Conceptual Limits and State’s Positive Obligations in European Law (Vladislava Stoyanova)

FRC Researcher, Amy Weatherburn has published a book review of Vladislava Stoyanova's monograph Human Trafficking and Slavery Reconsidered: Conceptual Limits...

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LIVE_FOR Roundtable - Summary and Video Now Available

table “The European Investigation Order: Challenges to Fundamental Rights and Sovereignty in the Digital Age” that took place in Brussels on 15 January 2018.

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FRC Affiliated Member, Paul Nemitz is Appointed VUB Fellow

On 6 February 2018 Paul Nemitz, Principal Advisor at the European Commission and FRC Affiliated Member, has been appointed as a Fellow of the University.

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FRC Member Chairs Panel on ABC Gates and Border Management

On 20 March 2018, FRC Member, Sergi Vazquez Maymir, chaired the panel on “ABC gates: an interoperable solution in border control management” with speakers...

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New Article: Civil Society Organisations in Counter-Trafficking Governance: when Long-Standing Interactions Lead to Solid Partnerships

FRC Member Amy Weatherburn and Affiliated Members Dr Julia Muraskiewicz and Dr Chloé Brière, have co-authored an article entitled 'Civil society...

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LIVE_FOR Educational Workshop - Part 2: Workshop (Brno, Czech Republic)

Following the webinar on 13 September, the second part of the training workshop will be held as an attendance training.

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New Project REBUILD: ICT-enabled Integration Facilitator and Life Rebuilding Guidance

We are happy to announce the start of our latest European Commission project REBUILD.

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LIVE_FOR Educational Workshop - Part 1: Webinar

It is our great pleasure to invite you to be part of the ongoing "European Investigation Order and digital forensics" training events.

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New Book: Convergences and Divergences between International Human Rights, International Humanitarian and International Criminal Law (Intersentia, June 2018)

FRC has published a new volume Convergences and Divergences Between International Human Rights, International Humanitarian and International Criminal Law ...

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FRC Member, Sibel Top, Awarded Fellowship of the Research Foundation, Flanders (FWO)

FRC member Sibel Top has been awarded a Research Foundation, Flanders (FWO) PhD fellowship for four years, starting 1 October 2018.

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New Blog Post: Irregular migration after the Aquarius Incident: Moving Beyond the Law. A Reflection on Fink and Gombeer

FRC member, Amy Weatherburn and Dariusz Kloza (LSTS, VUB) have published a blog on EJIL: Talk!.Irregular migration after the Aquarius incident: moving beyond...

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FRC Member Contributes to IES Summer School on European Policy Making

On 3 July, Sibel Top gave a class on "Justice and Home Affairs & Brexit" at the Summer School of the Institute of European Studies on European policy...

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New Book: Irregular Migration as a Challenge for Democracy (Intersentia, Cambridge: 2018)

Irregular migration as a Challenge for Democracy is the fifth volume in the Intersentia European Integration and Democracy Series. Prof.

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The Kosovo Specialist Chambers: Comparative Legal Perspectives

As the prospect of indictments issued by the Special Prosecutor’s Office looms large, the time is ripe to begin scrutinizing the legal framework under which...

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DESIRE Validation Workshop in Zagreb

The Desire Project seeks to better understand the impact of different models of sex work on the prevalence of trafficking in human beings.

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FRC Member Presents at European Conference on Comparative Criminal Law and Criminal Justice

From 24-25 May 2018, FRC Member, Sibel Top will be attending and presenting at the European Conference on Comparative Criminal Law and Criminal Justice ...

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FRC Member Presents at International Conference "EU at the Crossroads of Migration"

On 7 May, FRC Member Amy Weatherburn, presented her paper on "The increased vulnerability of migrants to labour exploitation in Europe: using positive...

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FRC Member to Chair 8th Annual International Symposium on Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling

FRC Member, Amy Weatherburn has been invited to chair the upcoming symposium entitled ‘8th Annual International Symposium on Human Trafficking and Migrant...

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New FRA Report: Under Watchful Eyes – Biometrics, EU IT-Systems and Fundamental Rights

A new FRA report on the fundamental rights implications of the collection, storage and use of biometric data in EU IT systems in the area of asylum and...

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FRC Researcher, Sibel Top, Accepted as Visiting Researcher at Queen Mary University London

FRC researcher Sibel Top will be a visiting researcher alongside Prof. Valsamis Mitsilegas at the Law Faculty of Queen Mary University of London from January...

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DESIRE Newsletter (Issue 4) Now Available

All the recent updates of the first year of the DESIRE project, coordinated by FRC, can be found in the 4th issue of the Newsletter.

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FRC Conducts Research on Belgian Fundamental Rights for the EU

VUB Research Group on Fundamental Rights and Constitutionalism (FRC) of the Faculty of Law and Criminology has been selected as the national contractor for...

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DESIrE Consensus Building Workshop in Uppsala

The DESIrE Consortium is happy to invite you to its consensus building workshop in Uppsala on 26 October 2018, where DESIrE project partners will identify...

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Prof. De Hert to read part of UDHR on balcony of the Brussels City Hall

On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Professor Paul de Hert has been invited by the Association for the...

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Final LIVE_FOR Joint Meeting

The last LIVE_FOR event on the “European Investigation Order (EIO) and digital forensic analysis” will take place on December 18, 2018 in the city of...

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New Publication: Protecting Victims of Human Trafficking From Liability the European Approach (Dr Julia Muraszkiewicz)

FRC affiliated member, Dr Julia Muraszkiewicz has published a book entitled "Protecting Victims of Human Trafficking From Liability: The European Approach" ...

FRC Member Present at Rights at Work – Final Conference: Tackling Labour Exploitation in Poland, Bulgaria, Romania and the Netherlands

On 28 September 2018, FRC member, Amy Weatherburn, will present her doctoral research at the final conference of the Rights at Work project entitled Tackling...

New Publication: Managing the Risks of Being a Victim of Severe Labour Exploitation: Before and After the Modern Slavery Act 2015

FRC Member Amy Weatherburn has co-authored, with Dr Alexander Toft, Coventry University, a book chapter entitled 'Managing the Risks of Being a Victim of...

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Auke Willems Presents at UCL

FRC Researcher, Auke Willems is today presenting at the UCL Post Graduate and Early Career Conference in London.

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Amy Weatherburn Presents at International Conference Migrating out of Poverty: From Evidence to Policy

FRC Researcher Amy Weatherburn will present at the Migrating out of Poverty: From Evidence to Policy.

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Auke Willems Presents at Cambridge International and European Law Conference

FRC Researcher Auke Willems will present at the Cambridge International and European Law Conference 2017.

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Mathias Holvoet Presents at International Criminal Law Conference

On 10 March 2017, FRC Researcher, Mathias Holvoet will be presenting at the University of Westminster conference on "Righting Wrongs: Enforcing human rights,...

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Keep Up to Date on FRC's New Project DESIrE: Assessing the Reduction of Demand for Sexual Exploitation in Europe

Keep updated from the DESIrE project by visiting DESIrE Website, following us on Twitter @project_desire_ or on Linkedin and Facebook.

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New Erasmus+ Project: EduLAw - Law and Rights Modules in Teacher Training Programmes

In Autumn 2016, FRC received the news that a new project had been approved by the European Commission under the framework of the Erasmus+.  

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Keep Up-to-Date with the LIVE_FOR Project

To keep informed of the LIVE_FOR project there are a number of options:  Website Twitter Facebook LinkedIN  

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New FRC Member Co-Authors New Study on European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO) for European Commission

Dr Chloé Brière, a new FRC Member, has recently co-authored a study for DG Internal Policies, Citizens' Rights and Constitutional Affairs Department.   

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New Project DESIrE: Demand for Sexual Exploitation in Europe

We are happy to announce the start of our latest European Commission project DESIrE.

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New Publication: Integrating Disability and Elder Rights into the ECHR: rewriting McDonald v the United Kingdom

FRC Researcher, Dr Marijke De Pauw and FRC Co-Director, Prof. Paul De Hert have contributed a chapter to E.

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Policy Forum: Migration Crisis as a Challenge to Democracy

On 14 November, FRC, in collaboration with the University of Bialystok Centre for Direct Democracy Studies, will be hosting a policy forum on migration...

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DESIrE Explanatory Video: Differences in Sex Work Legislations

As part of the DESIrE project, an explanatory video has been developed that informs the general public about the different legal and policy approaches that...

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New Blog Post: the European Arrest Warrant against Puigdemont: a Feeling of Déjà Vu?

FRC Researcher, Sibel Top has published a EJIL Talk blog post on the recent issue of an European Arrest Warrant against Carles Puigdemont, read the full...

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DESIrE Workshop in Tilburg

Workshop in Tilburg on the analysis of national law and policies on sex work in relation to sexual exploitation and human trafficking  

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FRC Member Attends Postgrads Against Slavery Ideas to Impact Workshop

On 6 October 2017, Amy Weatherburn attended the Postgrads Against Slavery Ideas to Impact workshop in Liverpool.

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FRC Member Begins Research Stay at Intervict, Tilburg University

FRC Member, Amy Weatherburn, has begun a research stay at the International Victimology Institute Tilburg, Tilburg University.

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FRC Researcher Auke Willems to Present at Workshop on Brexit and Internal Security at Aston University

Next week, FRC researcher Auke Willems will present on the implications of Brexit for individual rights at a workshop on Brexit and Internal Security...

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FRC Member at UNECE Research Forum on Ageing

Associate postdoctoral researcher at FRC, Dr Marijke De Pauw, participated in the 2017 UNECE Research Forum on Ageing.

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Congratulations to FRC Member Auke Willems for his New Post at LSE

Congratulations to FRC Researcher, Dr Auke Willems who has a new post as ‘Fellow in EU Law’ at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

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FRC Researcher Auke Willlems to Present at 15th Biennial EUSA Conference

Next week, FRC researcher Dr Auke Willems will present a paper at the Fifteenth Biennial EUSA Conference on: ‘Improving Prison Conditions in the EU’, 4-6 May...

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New Blog Post: Ending Impunity for the Violation of Migrant Worker’s Rights: Chowdury v Greece

Amy Weatherburn has contributed a blog post to the European Database of Asylum Law on the recent european court of human rights judgment in Chowdhury v Greece. 

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FRC Member to Chair 7th Annual International Symposium on Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling

FRC Member, Julia Muraszkiewicz will participate as a chair in the upcoming symposium entitled ‘7th Annual International Symposium on Human Trafficking and...

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FRC Researchers Paul de Hert & Barbara Huylebroek Contribute to European Parliament study on Effective Access to Justice

FRC Researchers will be contributing to a research paper, commissioned by the European Parliament on Effective Access to Justice....

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New Publication: Regulating Desire: the Impact of Law and Policy on Demand for Sexual Exploitation in Europe

FRC Researchers Amy Weatherburn and Chloé Brière have published a new article in the latest issue of Ex Ante.

FRC Member, Mathias Holvoet, Working at ICC as Visiting Professional

Since the 10th of April, FRC-Researcher Mathias Holvoet is a Visiting Professional at the International Criminal Court (ICC) for a period 6 months.

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FRC Researcher Auke Willems to Be Visiting Scholar at EUI, Florence

From April-June 2016, FRC Researcher, Auke Willems, will be a visiting scholar at the European University Institute in Florence.  

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TRACE Handbook: TRACEing Human Trafficking

The TRACE Project has come to an end, however, the results of the project and the recommendations are now available in the TRACEing Human Trafficking project...

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FRC Director to Speaker at International Conference "Getting the Balance Rights III" on the Human Rights of the Elderly

On Tuesday 19 April 2016, Paul De Hert co-director of FRC will be speaking on a panel entitled 'The anti-discrimination agenda on the elderly' at the...

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The Crisis of the EU Solidarity: Legal Issues

FRC Researcher, Irene Wieczorek, was interviewed by the Italian Think Tank Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso.

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New Article: Using an Integrated Human Rights-based Approach to Address Modern Slavery: The UK Experience

FRC Researcher, Amy Weatherburn, has published a new article entitled Using an Integrated Human Rights-based Approach to Address Modern Slavery: The UK...

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New Publication: a View on CJEU Opinion 2/13’s Unclear Stance on and Dislike of Protocol 16 ECHR

FRC Member, Fisnick Korenica has published a new article entitled 'A View on CJEU Opinion 2/13’s Unclear Stance on and Dislike of Protocol 16 ECHR' in the...

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New Article: Managing the Risks of Being a Victim of Severe Labour Exploitation

FRC Researcher, Amy Weatherburn, has co-authored with Dr Alex Toft, an article exploring the views of experts on the situation of severe labour exploitation...

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FRC Researcher Irene Wieczorek Presents at the 10th ECLAN Conference

FRC Member Irene Wieczorek participated on the 25th and 26th of April as invited speaker to the Conference The Needed Balances of EU Criminal Law: Past,...

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New Article: The Relationship Between Human Rights Violations and Human Trafficking

FRC Member, Julia Muraszkiewicz has published a new article entitled "The Relationship Between Human Rights Violations and Human Trafficking" in the new...

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FRC Welcomes Felicity Gerry QC as Affiliated Member

Felicity Gerry QC, a UK and Australian Barrister has joined FRC as an affiliated member.

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FRC Researcher, Auke Willem to Present at 10th Annual International Graduate Legal Research Conference

Auke Willems, FRC Researcher will present his paper on ‘Mutual trust as a term of art in EU criminal law’ at The 10th Annual International Graduate Legal...

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New Article: Reflections on Technology, Human Trafficking and Privacy and Data Protection

Julia Muraskiewicz, FRC Researcher, has co-authored an article entitled ‘The role of technology in the fight against human trafficking: reflections on...

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TRACE Workshop ”Policy Implications of Future Trends in Human Trafficking”

The Council of the Baltic Sea States Task Force against Trafficking in Human Beings (CBSS TF-THB) in cooperation with the project partners are organising a...

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FRC Researchers Accepted for Panel at EUIA Conference 2016

Julia Muraszkiewicz and Amy Weatherburn, FRC Researchers, have had a panel accepted at the EUIA conference 2016.

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Blog Entry by Amy Weatherburn "Tackling human trafficking at the Roots: Preventing a Life of Crime and a Life of Exploitation"

FRC Researcher Amy Weatherburn, has written a blog entry that highlights highlights some of the achievements of the TRACE project so far.

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Blog entry Julia Muraskiewicz "Modern slavery – But Let us Remember the Trafficked"

FRC Researcher, Julia Muraskiewicz, has published an entry on the LSE Human Rights blog entitled "Modern slavery – but let us remember the trafficked".

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Prof. De Hert to Present at Belgian Senate Hearing on Public Officials Wearing Religious Symbols

Professor Paul de Hert has been invited as an expert to present at a hearing on the fundamental rights of public officials wearing religious symbols at the...

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FRC Director Speaks at the Ghent Festival of Equality

On 2 December from 20:30 - 22:00, FRC Director Professor Paul de Hert will participate in ‘the big privacy debate’ at the Ghent Festival of Equality, where a...

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New policy brief: EU internal and external criminal justice policy

FRC researcher Auke Willems has co-authored a policy brief with VUB research professor Florian Trauner for the European Union Institute for Security Studies.

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FRC Member Contributes to 2016 Annual Report on Trafficking and Smuggling in Human Beings

MYRIA, the Federal Centre for Migration in Belgium, today launched its annual report on trafficking and smuggling in human beings.

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New Publication: Is the Law an Ass When It Comes to Mules? How Indonesia Can Lead a New Global Approach to Treating Drug Traffickers as Human Trafficked Victims

FRC Members, Julia Muraszkiewicz and Felicty Gerry QC have recently co-authored an article entitled Is the Law an Ass When It Comes to Mules?

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Bridging Brussels Based Research & Decision Making: FRC & LSTS Research Showcased at Study Day for DG Justice

In collaboration with VUB-IES and ULB-IEE, FRC research has been showcased at a Joint ULB/VUB Intersectoral Dialogue on Fundamental Rights, Citizenship,...

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PHD Position in Fundamental Rights, Migration and Asylum Law

The Fundamental Rights and Constitutionalism (FRC) Research Group, part of the Department of Metajuridica of the Vrije Universiteit Brussels, is offering a...

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PhD Position in EU Criminal Law at the Vrije Universiteit Brussels : Mutual Legal Assistance in the Digital Age

The Fundamental Rights and Constitutionalism (FRC) Research Group, part of the Department of Metajuridica of the Vrije Universiteit Brussels, is offering 3...

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FRC Researchers to Present at IASFM 16: Rethinking Forced Migration and Displacement: Theory, Policy, and Praxis

FRC researchers, Amy Weatherburn and Julia Muraszkiewicz, will be presenting papers at the 16th conference of the International Association for the Study of...

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FRC Member Publishes on the European Arrest Warrant

Auke Willems, FRC Member, has recently had an article published in the Criminal Law Forum. The article, entitled Extradition on the Two Sides of the Atlantic...

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FRC Researcher to Present on Balancing Security and Justice in EU Criminal Justice Cooperation

FRC Researcher Auke Willems will present his paper ‘Balancing Security and Justice in EU Criminal Justice Cooperation’ at the Católica 2016 Graduate Legal...

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New Article: the Impact of the 2012 Domestic Workers in a Private Household Visa on Human Trafficking for Domestic Servitude

FRC Members, Amy Weatherburn and Julia Muraszkiewicz have published an article in the National Journal of Immigration and Asylum entitled The Impact of the...

FRC Researchers Contribute to FRA Project on Fundamental Rights Implications of Biometric data

FRC researchers, together with 6 other partner countries are conducting fieldwork research into the fundamental rights implications of biometric data in...

New Project LIVE_FOR: Criminal Justice Access to Digital Evidences in the Cloud - LIVE_FOR

We are happy to announce the start of our latest European Commission project LIVE_FOR.