EU immigration

Brexit breakfast briefings series Various authors


The UK’s potential departure from the European Union has been the biggest political issue in British media and policy debate join 2016 so far. In many respects the referendum on EU membership has often looked much more like a referendum on the U.K.’s migration policy, and on the role of the EU as a source of migrants to UK.

In late 2015 and early 2016 the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS) organised a series of breakfast briefings to explore some of the key facets of the migration component of the Brexit debate. Leading thinkers from the University of Oxford and elsewhere shared thoughts on the labour market, legal, security, human rights and welfare dimensions of the Brexit debate.

13 November 2015
Asylum policy
Cathryn Costello, Andrew W. Mellon Associate Professor in International Human Rights and Refugee Law, University of Oxford

11 December 2015
Martin RuhsAssociate Professor of Political Economy, Kellogg College, University of Oxford

12 February 2016
Labour Mobility
Jonathan Wadsworth, Royal Holloway/London School of Economics

15 April 2016
The Law and Migration
Adrian Berry, Barrister, Garden Court Chambers

6 May 2016
Changing Patterns
Madeleine Sumption, Director of The Migration Observatory, COMPAS, University of Oxford
Carlos Vargas-Silva, Associate Professor and Senior Researcher, The Migration Observatory, COMPAS, University of Oxford

20 May 2016
James Kearney, Senior Programme Manager, Institute for Strategic Dialogue


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