#59 Current Challenges regarding the International Refugee Law, with focus on EU Policies and EU Co-operation with UNHCR Cover Image

#59 Current Challenges regarding the International Refugee Law, with focus on EU Policies and EU Co-operation with UNHCR
#59 Current Challenges regarding the International Refugee Law, with focus on EU Policies and EU Co-operation with UNHCR

Author(s): Violeta Moreno-Lax, Elspeth Guild
Subject(s): International Law, Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Migration Studies, EU-Accession / EU-DEvelopment
Published by: CEPS Centre for European Policy Studies
Keywords: International Refugee Law; EU Policies; EU Co-operation with UNHCR;
Summary/Abstract: From an examination of the instruments of the Common European Asylum System (CEAS) and related policy measures regarding border surveillance and migration management, two inter-related issues stand out as particularly sensitive: Access to asylum and responsibility for refugee protection.The prevailing view, supported by UNHCR and others, is that responsibility for the care of asylum seekers and the determination of their claims falls on the state within whose jurisdiction the claim is made. However, the possibility to shift that responsibility to another state through inter-state cooperation or unilateral mechanisms undertaken territorially as well as abroad has been a matter of great interest to EU Member States and institutions. Initiatives adopted so far challenge the prevailing view and have the potential to undermine compliance with international refugee and human rights law.

  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-94-6138-348-8
  • Page Count: 34
  • Publication Year: 2013
  • Language: English