In 2015 approximately one million asylum seekers arrived in member states of the European Union, influencing and raising constitutional questions upon human rights, unity, public security, national identity and sovereignty. The Schengen system is known for its open borders, but in the last two years, the flow of migrants has caused some member states to reintroduce temporary checks at their borders with other Schengen states. Hungary and Slovakia had launched a case challenging the quota system, as some countries did not want to solve the crisis with the compulsory quota system, as states are aware of their sovereignty, national identity and private security interests. For now, the resolution of quota system is still not clarified and raises many questions on constitutional theories, regarding either collision of human rights, or other national constitutional values and regulations that need to be examined and discussed in theoretical and practically adaptable scientific manners.
Our 2020 Annual Conference was scheduled to be held at the University of Wrocław in Poland on July 9-11, 2020.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ICON·S Executive Committee has decided to postpone our 2020 Conference to 2021. Our next Annual Conference will take place from July 8-10, 2021, in Wrocław, Poland.
Procedural details regarding the organization of the 2021 Conference will follow in the months ahead.Join ICON•S