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Maastricht - Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: The Limburg Principles and Migration

Start: 01/12/2016 at 09:00

End: 02/12/2016 at 18:00


In light of the 30th anniversary of the Limburg Principles, the Maastricht Centre for Human Rights is organising a conference in the area of Economic, Social and Cultural (ESC) Rights. The goal of the conference is to assess the value and significance of the Limburg Principles in relation to the current migrant and refugee crisis in Europe. It specifically aims at addressing problems relating to the protection of ESC rights – in the host country – of refugees, asylum-seekers, people who have been denied asylum and/or are undocumented and without a formal status. See the programme

The conference is targeted at scholars, activists and practitioners working in the area of both ESC rights and migration. The first day will combine the annual Theo van Boven lecture and a keynote by professor Philip Alston (New York University School of Law). The conference will also be open to students. Registration

For more information, please contact the Maastricht Centre for Human Rights or Ms. Elke Hundhausen.


Maastricht Centre for Human Rights, Maastricht University


1st December 2016: Academie Jan van Eyck – Academieplein 1, 6211 KM Maastricht, The Netherlands 2nd December 2016: Faculty of Law, Statenzaal – Bouillonstraat 1-3, 6211 LH Maastricht, The Netherlands