European Influence on Asylum Procedures in Latin America: Accelerated Procedures in Colombia, Ecuador, Panama and Venezuela

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David Cantor

School of Advanced Study, University of London

Date Written: March 26, 2012

Abstract

This study explores the impact of European practices on contemporary refugee law in Latin America. The topic is one that has generated relatively little academic attention, reflecting a broader lack of scholarly interest in refugee law in the global South, and particularly in Latin America. The paper opens with an historical overview of European influences on asylum in Latin America, which provides the context for pursuing a more detailed examination of recent developments in the region; in particular, the accelerated procedures adopted in recent years by Colombia, Ecuador, Panama and Venezuela for dealing with ‘manifestly unfounded’ or ‘clearly abusive’ claims. It concludes by exploring the wider implications of the emulation of European asylum practices by Latin American States.

Keywords: refugees, refugee law, asylum, accelerated procedures, Latin America, Andean region

Suggested Citation

Cantor, David, European Influence on Asylum Procedures in Latin America: Accelerated Procedures in Colombia, Ecuador, Panama and Venezuela (March 26, 2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2306125 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2306125

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