Thousands of migrants continue to cross into Europe raising social tensions, and governments struggle to cope.


How can states manage migration flows whilst respecting human rights? What protection does the European Convention on Human Rights offer migrants? Is there a proper balance to be struck between state sovereignty and human rights? Can international cooperation ensure socio-economic protection of migrants? How does the Dublin system rate as a response to the migration crisis, and what is the role of the Council of Europe in migration related matters?




The European Law Students’ Association, ELSA and the Council of Europe bring together migration experts and representatives of ELSA to debate the issues on 30 November 2016.


Experts include:

  • Michelle LAFFERTY, Legal Adviser, Office of the Special Representative on migration and refugees
  • Nikolaos SITAROPOULOS, Deputy to the Director, Office of the Human Rights Commissioner
  • David MILNER, Secretary, Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons, Parliamentary Assembly


The webinar is part of the ELSA Day campaign – an annual project to enhance international standards of protection and implementation of human rights, and will be webcast live from 6 PM CET for one hour.