The EDEM is a research team created in 2011 as part of a research project funded by the European Refugee Fund and the UCL.
Since then, the EDEM continues its study of the European rights of asylum and immigration and their implementation in Belgian law.
European rights are aimed at European Union law and the case-law of the European Court of Human Rights. International law also plays a part in the reflections carried out, in particular when defining refugees and fundamental rights for the benefit of migrants.
The team works include the publication of books, the organization of seminars and conferences, the monthly publication of Cahiers and the creation of a database of jurisprudence.