IBA Washington Panel discusses criminalisation of movement across borders


At the Annual Conference of the International Bar Association in Washington a panel of academics and praticioners examined on September 22, 2016 the criminal laws that migrants encounter, the legal distinctions between migrants, refugees and asylum seekers, and explored whether and when the movement of people should be criminalised. The panel was organised by the Criminal Law, the Human Rights and the Business Crime Committees and addressed topical legal and humanitarian issues against the backdrop of the current refugee crisis.

Ilias Anagnostopoulos delivered a speech titled: “Human rights at the crossroads – Parallel asylum and extradition proceedings in times of crisis”