Lecture 'The Global Compact on Migration'

29-03-2018 from 17:00 to 18:00
Film Plateau, Paddenhoek 3, 9000 Gent
Jinske Verhellen
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Prof. François Crépeau (McGill University), the International Francqui Professor Chair in 2018, will give a public lecture on migration on 29 March.

The Faculty of Law and Criminology of Ghent University and the Centre for the Social Study of Migration and Refugees (CESSMIR) have the honour to invite you to the public lecture The Global Compact on Migration: A stepping stone towards better cooperation? by Prof. François Crépeau (McGill University), currently International Francqui Professor Chair at UCLouvain.

In the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants of 19 September 2016, the United Nations General Assembly decided to develop a Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration. The Compact aims to enhance international cooperation on the governance of migration, by establishing a framework that addresses the opportunities and challenges posed by human mobility. On 5 February 2018, a zero draft was released, which refers to the Compact as “a milestone in the history of the global migration dialogue”. The Compact is to be adopted at an intergovernmental conference in Morocco in December 2018.

Prof. François Crépeau

François Crépeau

François Crépeau holds the Hans and Tamar Oppenheimer Chair in Public International Law, at the Faculty of Law of McGill University. He was the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants from 2011 to 2017. His research interests include the control of migration flows, the rights and freedoms of refugees, new conceptions of security applied to migrants, and the rule of law in the face of globalisation processes.

The lecture is organised within the framework of the International Francqui Professor Chair for Human Sciences, which François Crépeau holds from January to June 2018 at the Université Catholique de Louvain, on the basis of a collaboration between seven universities (UCLouvain, KU Leuven, UAntwerpen, UGent, ULiège, USL-B and ULB).


17.00 - Welcome, by Prof. Michel Tison, dean of the Faculty of Law and Criminology, Ghent University

17.05 - Introduction, by Prof. Jinske Verhellen, Institute for Private International Law / CESSMIR

17.10 - The Global Compact on Migration: A stepping stone towards better cooperation?, by Prof. François Crépeau, Mc Gill University / International Francqui Professor Chair at UCLouvain

17.50 - Questions

Attendance is free

but registration is required before 25 March at https://webappsx.ugent.be/eventManager/events/publiclecture


CESSMIR stands for Centre for the Social Study of Migration and Refugees and is an interdisciplinary centre at the Ghent University, focusing on the social impact of migration and fleeing and developing activities in the areas of research, education and service to society.

International Francqui Professor Chair 2017-2018