Archive: January, 2013

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).


28 February Pufendorf Research Seminar: Ingo Venzke on Interpretation

On 28 February 2013 at 14.15-16.00 hrs, Dr. Ingo Venzke (Universiteit van Amsterdam) will hold a Pufendorf Research Seminar. The topic of his talk is

Constraints of the International Legal Discourse and the Creativity of Interpretation
Venue: Styrelserummet, 4th floor, Faculty of Law. The seminar will be chaired by Professor Ulf Linderfalk. Please be in touch with Simret Goitom for a copy of the seminar material.
Dr. Venzke’s bionote can be accessed here.

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.