Shelter law-making. Legal response to massive migration caused by Russian aggression against Ukraine

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The project is co-financed by the Governments of Czechia, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia through Visegrad Grants from International Visegrad Fund. The mission of the fund is to advance ideas for sustainable regional cooperation in Central Europe.

Project manager: Dr Hab. Iur. Aleksandra Mężykowska, e-mail: amezykowska@gmail.com.


Description of the project

The main goal of the project is to analyse the legal instruments adopted by public authorities in response to the unprecedented mass influx of people into the V4 countries due to the Russian aggression against Ukraine, compare the solutions, distinguish those that were the most effective and prepare recommendations for states on how to deal with such unexpected challenges in future.

The coordinator of the project is Dr Hab. Iur. Aleksandra Mężykowska (ILS PAS). Together with her, Dr Hab. Iur. Professor Anna Młynarska-Sobaczewska and Piotr Polak, MA will implement the project.

The project will be implemented by the following scientists from partner institutions: JUDr. Věra Honusková, Ph.D from the Faculty of Law of Charles University (Czechia), Ms Réka Friedery, PhD, LLM from the Centre for Social Sciences, Institute for Legal Studies (Hungary), Ms Miroslava Mittelmannová and Ms Dagmar Lantajova, both from the Faculty of Law of Trnava University (Slovakia).


Partners

The project entitled “Shelter law-making: The legal response to the mass migration caused by Russian aggression against Ukraine” will be implemented from 2023 to 2025 by partners from:

  • Poland (ILS PAS),
  • Czechia (Charles University),
  • Slovakia (Trnava University),
  • Hungary (Centre for Social Sciences, Institute for Legal Studies).

  • The project is co-financed by the Visegrad Fund.


    Progress of the project

    On 8 May 2024 the participants of the project “Shelter law-making. Legal response to massive migration caused by Russian aggression against Ukraine” took part in a seminar organised in Prague at the Faculty of Law of the Charles University.

    The participants shared their preliminary comments on the legal amendments introduced by V4 countries in view of the massive influx of people fleeing from Ukraine due to the Russian aggression. The interventions concerned in particular the following issues:

  • Legal status of persons fleeing from Ukraine – preliminary remarks in case of Czechia – Věra Honusková
  • Legal status of persons fleeing from Ukraine – preliminary remarks in case of Poland – Aleksandra Mężykowska
  • Right to education for Ukrainian children in Poland – expected and unexpected challenges – Anna Młynarska – Sobaczewska
  • Challenges to temporary protection; current legal framework and prospects for future – Lukáš Novák
  • Preliminary comments on the humanitarian assistance provided to people fled from Ukraine residing in Poland – Piotr Polak
  • Laws, policies and practice under the Temporary Protection Directive: persons fleeing from Ukraine in Hungary – Friedery Réka
  • The next seminar of project participants is scheduled for autumn 2024.

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