Category: Project News

6/7 October: International Migration Law Symposium in Lund

On 6/7 October, 28 researchers from Europe and North America will gather in Lund to present, discuss and review their ongoing projects in the field of international, European and domestic migration law. The 2014 L/UMIN Symposium on International Migration Law is a milestone marking the successful start of the Lund-Uppsala Migration Law Research Network. The line-up features distinguished scholars as Professor Geoff Gilbert (Essex), Professor Elspeth Guild (Queen Mary), Professor James Hathaway (Michigan), Professor Eiko Thielemann (LSE) and Professor Jens Vedsted-Hansen (Aarhus) as well as an extremely dynamic group of early- and mid-career migration law researchers.

Participation in the Symposium is by invitation only. For further information, contact

L/UMIN Launched

On Friday, 27 September 2013, the Faculties of Law at Lund and Uppsala University publicly launched their common research project within the field of migration law. The project goes by the abbreviation L/UMIN – Lund Uppsala Migration Law Network – and covers nine different subprojects at the moment:
– The Migration Court and its obligation to investigate (Isa Cegrell-Karlander)
– Discrimination in asylum- and migration law (Maria Bexelius)
– Climate change refugees and “strategic litigation” (Matthew Scott)
– The price of solidarity: Division of responsibilities within the EU and between EU and third states (Eleni Karageorgiou)
– Children with psychosocial and intellectual disabilities within the asylum procedure (Anna Bruce)
– Is it for real? The investigation of “genuineness” of invoked protection grounds (Rebecca Stern)
– Trafficking, slavery, servitude and forced labour (Vladislava Stoyanova)
– Law, fact and problem-solving, with special attention to the problem of refugees (Aleksandra Popovic)
– Age assessments in the asylum procedure (Gregor Noll)

Research is being funded by the European Refugee Fund and by funds made available by the Vice Chancellors from both Universities.

More information on the L/UMIN project or on the different subprojects is available at

Lund-Uppsala Migration Law Research Network publicly launched

The Lund-Uppsala Migration Law Research Network, or briefly L/UMIN, has been launched with a public event at a central venue in Stockholm today. Some 60 judges, ministry officials, decision-takers, case workers, legal representatives, NGO representatives and researchers were offering comments on nine projects within L/UMIN.

L/UMIN has concurrently launched its own website. Check out

for project details and contact information!



SEK 11 Million Grant for Migration Law Programme at Lund and Uppsala

The Lund/Uppsala Migration Law Network (L/UMIN), initiated by the Faculties of Law at Uppsala and Lund, has been granted SEK 11 Million by the European Refugee Fund to implement a 30-month program me comprising of two post-doctoral and four doctoral research projects. We are very grateful to our friends at Uppsala for the excellent cooperation. In particular, our thanks go to Dr. Rebecca Stern (who coordinated the application) and to Professor Thorbjörn Andersson.

At the Lund end, funding will be used to finance

  • Anna Bruce’s post-doc on Children with psychosocial and intellectual disabilities in the asylum procedure;
  • Matthew Scott’s doctoral project on climate-related needs of protection and strategic litigation; and
  • a doctoral project on burden sharing (or solidarity) within the EU and between the EU and third states. A doctoral position will be advertised at the Faculty of Law soon. If you are interested, you should follow postings on the Faculty’s website (click on “In English).


Hans Ruin commends Lund colleagues’ work on Carl Schmitt

Our colleagues Matilda Arvidsson and Dr. Leila Brännström contributed chapters to a Swedish language anthology on Carl Schmitt’s political thought that was favorably reviewed in an essay by Professor Hans Ruin of Södertörn College. Ruin’s piece was recently published in Dagens Nyheter, the leading Swedish daily.

In particular, Professor Ruin highlights that legal researchers have made their entry into a multidisciplinary treatment of the issues related to Schmitt’s work, which he connects to a generational shift. Ruin commends Dr. Brännström’s contribution, giving it a detailed treatment in the review.

Jon Wittrock & Hjalmar Falk ”Vän eller ­fiende? En antologi om Carl Schmitts politiska tänkande” (“Friend or Foe? An Anthology on Carl Schmitt’s Political Thought”)Daidalos, 2012 Details here.

Noll: Neuroweapons and the Law (video)

Neuroweapons and the Law

In this talk, Professor Gregor Noll (Lund, Sweden) explains how neuroscience can be used to develop new weapons systems, and addresses how this may affect the ability of weapon operators to implement international humanitarian law.