Europe’s externalisation practices and their impact on refugee protection will be the subject of an upcoming online discussion, which is part of a series of events launching The Oxford Handbook of International Refugee Law (OUP 2021). The 17 June online event will begin at 3pm CET/GMT+2 (1am AEST/GMT+10) and run for 90 minutes. 


Prof. Cathryn Costello (Hertie School of Governance & Oxford University), a co-editor of the Handbook, will moderate the discussion, which will open with two contributors, Dr. Lilian Tsourdi (Maastricht University & Dutch Research Council) and Prof. Luisa Feline Freier (Universidad del Pacífico), discussing externalisation of protection obligations.  


Responses by three leading early-career scholars, Dr. Meltem Ineli-Ciger (Suleyman Demirel University), Adel-Naim Reyhani (Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human RightsAustria) and Nasrat Sayed (Maastricht University), and half an hour for Q&A will follow. 


The Maastricht Centre for European Law, the European Society of International Law, and Oxford University Press are hosting this discussion, based on The Oxford Handbook of International Refugee Law edited by Profs. Cathryn Costello, Michelle Foster and Jane McAdam.