The talk addresses the ways in which “the West”, has mainstreamed its responsibilities to provide asylum to the needy by leaning heavily on human rights and refugee asylum laws. However, these rights-based concepts leave many gaps. For instance, politicians have taken over the discussions and debates, leaving civil society to quietly express its concerns and solidarity with those who seek sanctuary. The talk will discuss alternative concepts of duty-based obligations to the person-in-need, which offer a wider range of people sanctuary and asylum sanctuary. An integrated approach which taps into the social and ethical norms of hospitality can improve and extend rights-based asylum as provided by international humanitarian organisations.
The event in Budapest is part of "Migration Talks", a series of lectures across Europe. Migration experts and visionaries are invited to share their ideas of innovative European migration policies. Topics are ranging from a new concept of borders up to alternative relocation mechanism. The format focusses on controversial ideas and tries to involve experts from different regions and Backgrounds.
Keynote Speech: Prof. Dr. Dawn Chatty, Emerita Professor of Anthropology and Forced Migration and former Director of the Refugee Studies Centre, 2011-2014
Response: Dr Umut Korkut, Reader/Assoc. Prof, Caledonian University Glasgow
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