Symposium 'International conference: (Dis)connecting people? The law and practice of family reunification'

For whom
Alumni , Business , Employees , Students
09-09-2021 09:00 to 10-09-2021 17:00
Diverse locaties
Ghent University and University of Antwerp
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This conference aims to establish a dialogue on family reunification between the legal and the social sciences, as well as among academia and practice/

We look forward to welcoming you to the International Conference “(Dis)connecting People? The law and practice of family reunification” on 9-10 September 2021 in Ghent.

Family reunification is a legal pathway to (re)unite family members living in different countries. It is a complex field of law, as different rules apply depending on the nationality and status of the persons involved. During the past decades, rules on family reunification have been made more stringent, especially for third country nationals.

From a human rights perspective, the right to respect for family life has only in specific circumstances led to an obligation for states to admit family members. Families are thus increasingly facing legal and practical obstacles, which have an impact on their psychosocial well-being and intra-family relationships, both during and after the family reunification process.