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Book presentation and discussion: "Demanding Rights" with author Moritz Baumgärtel

News vom 28.01.2020

This event is part of the Fundamental Rights Research Colloquium hosted by the Centre for Fundamental Rights of the Hertie School of Governance and co-organized together with the Department of Law of Freie Universität Berlin (Univ.-Prof. Dr. Helmut Aust).

Moritz Baumgärtel will open the programme of the Fundamental Rights Research Colloquium for the spring semester with a presentation of his book, Demanding Rights (2019, Cambridge University Press). 

While nominally protected across Europe, the human rights of vulnerable migrants often fail to deliver their promised benefits in practice. This socio-legal study explores both the concrete expressions and possible causes of this persistent deficit. For this purpose, it presents an innovative multifaceted evaluation of selected judgments of the European Court of Human Rights and the Court of Justice of the EU pertaining to such complex questions as the protection of persons fleeing from indiscriminate violence, homosexual asylum seekers, the Dublin Regulation, and the externalisation of border control. Highlighting the demanding character of migrant rights, the book also discusses some steps that could be taken to improve the effectiveness of Europe's supranational human rights system including changes in judicial and litigation practice as well as a reconceptualisation of human rights as existential commitments.

Where: Hertie School, Room 3.32, 3rd floor
When: 11.02.2020, 12:00 - 1.00 pm

Please click here for information and registration.

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