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EASO launches a new webinars series for judicial professionals – the EASO Expert Panels

In accordance with its mandate to support judicial training in the field of international protection, EASO is increasing the roll-out effect of its Professional Development Activities through the "EASO Expert Panels", a series of 2-hour online webinars. 

This new format is aimed at members of courts and tribunals who wish to deepen their expert knowledge in specific areas of the CEAS through exchange with experts from a wide range of legal backgrounds (national and international judges, academia, EASO experts, etc). The choice of a panel format for this webinar series facilitates the exchange of views, interpretations, recent national case-law, best practices on challenging topics and recent developments in the case-law of the CJEU and ECtHR. When registering, participants are asked to submit their questions to the panellists, allowing for discussions focused on the participants’ practical needs. 

The pilot session of the EASO Expert Panels took place on the 18th of June 2021 with Jana Härtling, judge at the Higher Administrative Court for Schleswig-Holstein (Germany), Jens Vedsted-Hansen, Professor of Law at Aarhus university (Denmark) and Mark Byrne, judge at the International Protection Appeals Tribunal (Ireland). 

With over 60 participants attended the event, the experts shared their views on the question of “Balancing mutual trust and fundamental rights in inadmissibility cases: an increasing challenge for international protection judges?” with reference to the ground for inadmissibility of applications under Article 33(2) Asylum Procedures Directive.

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