The Crisis of European Refugee Law

The arrival of large numbers of asylum seekers in Europe in 2015 resulted in the experience of a “crisis”. However, compared to the European Union Turkey hosts 10 times more refugees per inhabitant, and Lebanon even 100 times more. Nonetheless, the European Union expects these countries to host more refugees. In my analysis, the experienced “crisis” is not a result of the number of refugees, but of fundamental shortcomings in the European asylum system. This analysis is developed in two bigger articles (Coercion, Prohibition, and Great Expectations; and The Crisis of European Refugee Law). The other articles address elements of this broader analysis.

Anselm Kiefer: Abendland

Anselm Kiefer: Abendland

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