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, the experienced “crisis” is not a result of the number of refugees (countries like Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey host far more refugees than the EU), 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 main response to “2015” has been an intensification of externalization policies. The legal conseqeunces of this are analyzed in Bifurcation of Mobility, Bifurcation of Law. Externalization of European migration policy before the EU Court of Justice.

Anselm Kiefer: Abendland

Anselm Kiefer: Abendland

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