Humanitarian Borders

Date: 14.11.18
Time: 08:30-09:30.
Place: Bergen Resource Centre, Jekteviksbakken 31, Bergen.

Is humanitarian access and action geographically constrained? Which political perspectives are shaping this process? At what point does helping people in need become a criminal offence? What role do non-state actors play in a European humanitarian crisis?

The Centre of Law and Social Transformation invites you to a breakfast seminar discussing the development of humanitarian borders in the EU, the outwards push of humanitarian action and its negative implications for populations on the move.

Antonio DeLauri from CMI and Laro Gonzalez (UiB) will discuss this humanitarian paradox. DeLauri has conducted research in Afghanistan and Pakistan and currently works on humanitarian diplomacy and borders. Gonzalez has 15 years of experience from the NGO sector, including along the Balkan Route during the recent Syrian Refugee crisis in Europe. Together they will discuss the role the EU has taken on border control, the role of non-state actors and the political game.

Coffee and croissants will be served. Free and open to all! The seminar is hosted by the Centre on Law and Social Transformation.