Lecture: Border Deaths and Human Rights

Thousands of people are dying at Europe’s border every year.

For over a decade, Thomas Spijkerboer has done research on this, and presently he is finalising a five year, multi-sited research project on it. Where this is treated as a tragedy in public opinion, media and policy making, Thomas will analyse border deaths as large scale, protracted and a policy-related violation of the right to life. He will also outline the consequences of that analysis for European law and policy.

Foto: Bob Bronshoff

About Thomas Spijkerboer
Thomas Spijkerboer is the Raoul Wallenberg Visiting Professor of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law in Lund since November 2017, in addition to being professor of migration law at his home base, the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. His research is about border deaths; gender and sexuality in asylum law; the crisis of European refugee law; illegalized refugees; and the role of courts in migration law.

Learn more about his research via his website.


This event is a part of a series of human rights related lectures which the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law is co-organising with its collaboration partner, the Association of Foreign Affairs (UPF)  

When: Wednesday 17 January 19:00-20:30
Where: Palaestra et Odeum, 22350 Lund

Free entrance for all UPF members
Students: 40 SEK
Non-students: 50 SEK

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