Interaction between human rights and refugee law, 6.04.2021

On April 6, 2021. lawyer Valeria Ilareva held a webinar on the topic: "Interaction between human rights and refugee law" organized by International Public Law Group at Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski". With this webinar, we symbolically celebrated the 20th anniversary of devotion to refugee and migration law of the lawyer Ilareva.

A prelude to the topic was the consideration of the idea of ​​the universal nature of human rights in the field of refugee issues.  Human rights and refugee law are inherently interlinked, as decisions as to whether a person should enjoy the right to asylum could affect another fundamental right such as the right to life.

Next, we identified the characteristics needed to determine whether a person in question meets the requirements for international protection in accordance with the requirements of the Convention relating to the Status of Refugees (Geneva Convention), and in this regard, the participants in the webinar had the opportunity to express opinions on an example case.

The other two key issues addressed at the webinar concerned the "main pillar of refugee law" - the non-refoulment, incorporated into a number of international treaties and sources of EU law, and the right to asylum guaranteed by the Charter of the Fundamental Rights of EU and relevant case law on the issue raised by the CJEU.

Here is the presentation