Justice & Home Affairs

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IIEA17th June 20206min

On 3 June 2020, Peter Maurer, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), gave an address to the IIEA. This briefing summarises how the ICRC has adapted its ongoing work to become more relevant to the response and prevention of this pandemic. It also looks at how COVID-19 has shaped the work of humanitarian organisations.

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IIEA2nd June 20205min

On 18 May 2020, Antonio Vitorino, Director General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), gave an address to the IIEA. This briefing summarises the key points of his address and provides an overview of the major areas of concern of the IOM in relation to COVID-19, the economic implications of the virus and how some governments are dealing with the crisis.

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Monika Bickert, Vice President for Global Policy Management and Counterterrorism at Facebook
Lorcan Mullally21st February 20201min

Monika Bickert discusses why Facebook is calling for the regulation of online content and what content Facebook deems as acceptable for its services. She also analyses the complex challenges that governments face in limiting harm without reducing people’s rights and freedoms.

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Karen Banks, Deputy Director General of the Legal Service of the European Commission
IIEA22nd October 20191min

Ms Banks demonstrates how EU law can affect national rules concerning the judiciary and the administration of justice at the national level. She discusses how EU law relies on the national justice systems to apply EU norms and outlines how fundamental rights embedded in cross border legislation and can have profound implications for national judicial systems.

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Detective Chief Superintendent Pat Clavin, Chief Bureau Officer of the Criminal Assets Bureau
IIEA21st October 20191min

Detective Chief Superintendent Pat Clavin explains why Ireland has focused on civil asset seizure. He discusses the unique history and the future direction of the Criminal Assets Bureau, the creation of the asset profiler network and further discuss some trends around the penetration by criminals of the motor trade, as well as drugs, thefts/burglaries and cryptocurrencies.

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Robert Črepinko, Head of the European Migrant Smuggling Centre, Europol
IIEA26th September 20191min

Robert Črepinko outlines the role of the European Migrant Smuggling Centre whose main aim is to target, identify and dismantle criminal networks involved in migrant smuggling. Robert Črepinko discusses emerging trends and successful operations in the field of organised crime and migrant smuggling.

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Marie De Somer, Head of the Migration and Diversity Programme at the European Policy Centre
IIEA4th June 20191min

In her address to the IIEA, Dr De Somer gives an overview of the Dublin Regulation and how it has impacted the Schengen Area. Dr De Somer argues that in the absence of political leadership, the two systems risk collapsing and offers suggestions on what the future of both systems might look like.

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Harold Hongju Koh, Sterling Professor of International Law at Yale Law School
IIEA28th May 20191min

Professor Koh offers a compelling new strategy for how to defend democracy, human rights and the rule of law at a time when authoritarian regimes around the world are on the rise. Professor Koh discusses the US President’s attempts to trump the international legal process across a range of issues