Thursday, 1 June


9:30 – 10:00       Registration (with coffee and tea), Theater 5, NU Building


10:00 – 10:10     Opening: Hemme Battjes, Dean of Law Faculty of the VU Amsterdam (Theater 5, NU Building)


10:10 –  10:20     Preliminary Reflections, Martijn Stronks (Theater 5, NU Building)


10:20 – 10:30      Musical Intermezzo, Juliana Hahn & Mauro Cottone (Theater 5, NU Building)


  • Appalachia Waltz by Mark O Connor
  • No.4 of the 2 part Inventions by Bach
  • Air on the G String by Bach


10:30 – 11:30     Keynote 1: Melanie Griffiths ‘Time and Migration Studies: Retrospect and prospect’ (Theater 5, NU Building)


11:45 – 13:00     Workshop round 1


  1. The Juridical Times of Migration and the Human Right to Time: Problem-setting (Room NU-4B43)

Chair: Elizabeth Cohen

  • Martijn Stronks – The Human Right to Time
  • Junteng Zheng, Temporal Schizophrenia: The Multiple Times of International Migration Law
  • Patricia Mindus, Institutional facts, migration, juridical time – Some broad brushstrokes


  1. Time & Asylum (Room NU-6A52)

Chair: Rebecca Thorburn Stern

  • Davide Tomaselli and Roberta Maria Aricò, What stands between asylum claims and status recognition? The controversial role of time in the asylum adjudication of SOGIESC asylum seekers and sex-trafficked migrant women before the Court of Florence
  • Kristoffer Jutvik and Haqqi Bahram, Running out of time – A study on the link between temporal governance and refugee settlement in Sweden
  • Eden Roberts, How Illegalised Onward Migrants in Amsterdam Negotiate the EU’s Temporal Borders


  1. Temporal Governance Strategies (Room NU-4A45)

Chair: Luigi Corrias

  • Janna Wessels, Time interrupted, time created: State tactics to prevent or appeal adverse judgments regarding their migration control policies at the ECtHR
  • Eva van der Graaf, Slowness in the Administration of Justice, Value or Vice? A consideration of the significance of law’s temporality against the backdrop of emerging technologies
  • Katja Swider, Retroactivity in nationality decisions


13:00 – 14:00      Lunch

14:15 – 15:30      Workshop round 2


  1. Temporalities of Families, Couples and Children (Room NU-4A54)

Chair: Younous Arbaoui

  • Bahija Aarrass, Family life on hold. Waiting periods as a means of governing family reunification of migrants
  • Betty de Hart and Nina Fokkink, ‘How long have you been together?’ The Role of Time in The Detection of Marriages of Convenience in The Netherlands
  • Jean-Baptiste Farcy, The right to family reunification of protected persons: a race against the clock?


  1. Temporal Variations of Permanence and Citizenship (Room NU-6A45)

Chair: Jordan Dez

  • Anja Bossow, Citizenship as an (Im)permanent Status
  • Abdullah Yassen, Thomas McGee and Chra Jabbar Ahmed, Time Not Counted: The Non-applicability of Naturalisation and Temporary Residency Provisions for Refugees in Iraq
  • Elina Jonitz, Exploring the intersection of policy logics and temporalities in migration law


16:00 – 17:00    Keynote 2: Elizabeth Cohen  ‘Temporal Autonomy and  Migration Trajectories’ (Theater 5, NU Building)


17:30    Drinks and walking dinner at the Hortus Botanicus of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam



Friday, 2 June


9:00 – 9:30      Coffee and Tea, location: Theater 5, NU Building


9:30 – 10:30    Keynote 3: Daniel Thym ‘European Migration Law: Added Value of ‘Temporalities’ and their Limits’ (Theater 5, NU Building)


10:45 – 12:00     Workshop round 3


  1. Time – Identity, Integration, Work (Room NU-4B17)

Chair: Melanie Griffiths

  • Nuno Ferreira, Asylum, identity, and time: The experiences of queer Iranians in exile
  • Lieneke Slingenberg, Time to work. Temporal governance of asylum seekers’ access to employment
  • Matteo Bottero, Integration Rights for Temporary Labour Migrants in the European Union


7. Regularisation – Duldung (Room NU-6A25)

Chair: Daniel Thym

  • Annett Bochmann, The Production of a Temporary Legal Institution: Deportation Suspension
  • Gianna Eckert, Whose time counts? Toleration and novel opportunities for regularisation
  • Stephanie Schneider, Rhythms of Suspension: Tolerated persons’ experiences of variation in administratively set time frames


12:00 – 13:00      Lunch

13:00 – 14:15      Workshop round 4


8. Detention Time (Room NU-2B17)

Chair: Nanda Oudejans

  • Bas Schotel, Time, Indifference and Long Term Pre-Removal Immigration Detention
  • Elisa Fornalé, Temporal (In)Humanity: Slow Violence and Migrants Families Detention in the USA
  • Marielys Padua Soto, Time as an Exercise of Governmental Control on Immigration Detention


9. Time & Asylum (Room NU-2B18)

Chair: Galina Cornelisse

  • Nataliya Tchermalykh, Time and the Migrant Child
  • Greta Albertari, The introduction of temporal borders through the proliferation of speedy asylum procedures. The cases of Italy and Greece
  • Jonas Bornemann and Francesco Maiani, Temporal Governance and the Production of Precarity in European Migration Law


10. EU-Time (Room NU-4B17)

Chair: Patricia Mindus

  • Giulia Cristiano, How temporal conditionality affects migrants’ rights in the EU
  • Sandra Mantu, Legal time and categorization in EU citizenship
  • Dion Kramer, Earning Social Citizenship and the Moralisation of Time


14:30 – 15:30     Closing session



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