The participants in the seminar on asylum law in front of the Supreme Court in Albania
The participants in the seminar on asylum law in front of the Supreme Court in Albania

In the first week of December 2017 a two-day seminar on asylum law took place in cooperation with the Supreme Court of Albania.

After the opening of the seminar by the IRZ and Ardian Dvorani, Judge at the Administrative Division of the Albanian Supreme Court, first a presentation on the history and development of asylum law in Albania was given, which also provided an insight into the current challenges in the country. Asylum is a topic becoming also increasingly relevant in Albania and confronting the country with many new challenges.

Dr. Ute Faßnacht, Judge at the Administrative Court of Minden, and Dirk Schäfers, Judge at the Higher Administrative Court of Münster, presented the current development in the asylum procedures in Europe and Germany and gave an overview of the course of the asylum procedure in Germany.

The two German experts could report from their practical experience, which made the presentations very hands-on and led to a lively exchange between the participants and the German side.