Should the European States Receive Waves of Refugees (Debate)
On October 13, at Petru Maior University in Targu Mures, Romania, the local European Law Students Association (ELSA) held an interesting debate about the current European refugee crisis; this debate was themed: Should the European states receive waves of refugees? Despite setting a certain tone and appearing as presenting view on the current crisis, this is an actual topic, often taken as a ‘neutral’ starting point in many discussions throughout the different EU states. Even though it is discussed extensively on many occasions, this has not led to any answers or solutions, not at the national and not at the international level.
The audience was made up of 120 students, professors and law professionals, and the key speakers of this event were: assoc. Prof. Dr. Nicolae Ploeşteanu, Mr. Andrei Palade, attorney Raul Miron and Alex Suciu on behalf of IWB. They approached this issue from various perspectives and tried to create a larger and more comprehensive picture of the subject. In their attempts to create a more comprehensive picture, the participants not only used legal arguments, but also historical, cultural and geo-political arguments. The most debated and revealing point of the event was if the Sharia Law could be used in parallel with European law systems.
All in all, the event was successful and the organisers hope to continue organising similar academic debates.
By Alex Suciu