2023. September 27., Wednesday


"Crossing Lines - or the Significance of Borders" Conference

The International and Regional Studies Institute, in partnership with the European Public Law Organization, cordially invite you to a conference at the Faculty of Law on 9 June 2023.


Crossing Lines – or the Significance of Borders

9 June 2023

Kari Tanácsterem (1st floor), Faculty of Law (Tisza Lajos Avenue 54, Szeged)


In the past three years, two border crossings have plunged Europe into crisis: one was the spread of the novel coronavirus disease, which caused chaos and disruption across national borders. The other is the Russia-Ukraine war that broke out a year ago, where the Russians, in violation of several international treaties, invaded Ukraine, establishing new border lines that are still not recognized by the international community.

The conference’s core focus is the question of borders, boundaries, legal regulation, and legitimacy. As a result, the committee welcomed abstracts related to the following topics:

  • the state-theoretical, legal, historical, and cultural aspects of the border as a concept;
  • the legal regulation, jurisprudence, and international legal relevance of the border;
  • the role of the border in international relations (politics, migration, trade);
  • the role of the border in a globalized world and in the EU (Schengen);
  • and the relationship between border and digitalization.

The event is carried out with the support of the programs of the Hungarian Ministry of Justice enhancing the standards of legal education (IX-SZ/ID/513/2/2022).



9:00 – 9:15: Opening remarks – Dr. habil. Anikó Szalai (director of the International and Regional Studies Institute, University of Szeged)

9:15 – 10:00: Panel I – The Impact of Armed Conflicts and Enforced Disappearances

Chair: Dr. László Gulyás, assistant professor, International and Regional Studies Institute, Faculty of Law, University of Szeged

Mohammad Alipour (University of Szeged): Legal Analysis of Unilateral Declarations of Independence by Donetsk and Luhansk in Light of International Court of Justice advisory opinion in respect of Kosovo

Sabrina Judith Kaliman (University of Szeged): Enforced Disappearances in the European Court of Human Rights and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights

Muhammad Abdul Khalique (University of Szeged): The Protection of Foreign Investment in Times of Armed Conflict

10:00 – 10:30: Q&A

10:30 – 10:50: Coffee break

10:50 – 11:50: Panel II – The Political and Societal Significance of Migration

Chair: Dr. Norbert Tribl, assistant professor, International and Regional Studies Institute, University of Szeged

Mohammad Thoriq Bahri (University of Szeged): Between Legal Fortress and Uncertainty: Comparative Analysis of the Refugee Law Frameworks in Hungary and Indonesia

Mengxuan Chen (University of Szeged): Digitalization in the EU Social Security Coordination System

Szimonetta Tóth (University of Szeged): Revisiting the 1996 Dual Citizenship Act in Mexico: Implications, Impact, and Identity

Ömer Uslu (University of Szeged): Future Effects of the EES and ETIAS on Immigration

11:50 – 12:30: Q&A

12:30 – 12:40: Closing remarks – Dr. habil. Anikó Szalai


Participation at the conference is free of charge, but registration is compulsory.

If you would like to attend the conference, kindly register by emailing us at the following email address: lawschool@szte.hu


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