Enhancing the Common European Asylum System and Alternatives to Dublin

Study for the European Parliament, LIBE Committee, 2015

93 Pages Posted: 7 Aug 2015

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Elspeth Guild

Radboud University Nijmegen - Faculty of Law; Kingsley Napley - Department of Immigration; The British Institute of International and Comparative Law; London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE)

Cathryn Costello

University of Oxford - Refugee Studies Centre; University of Oxford - Faculty of Law; University of Oxford - Department of International Development

Madeline Garlick

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

Violeta Moreno-Lax

Queen Mary Law School

Sergio Carrera

Centre for European Policy Studies

Date Written: July 15, 2015

Abstract

Upon request by the LIBE committee, this study examines the reasons why the Dublin system of allocation of responsibility for asylum seekers does not work effectively from the viewpoint of Member States or asylum-seekers. It argues that as long as it is based on the use of coercion against asylum seekers, it cannot serve as an effective tool to address existing imbalances in the allocation of responsibilities among Member States. The EU is faced with two substantial challenges: first, how to prevent unsafe journeys and risks to the lives of people seeking international protection in the EU; and secondly, how to organise the distribution of related responsibilities and costs among the Member States. This study addresses these issues with recommendations aimed at resolving current practical, legal and policy problems.

Keywords: EU, Asylum, Refugee, Safe access, Dublin Regulation

Suggested Citation

Guild, Elspeth and Costello, Cathryn and Garlick, Madeline and Moreno-Lax, Violeta and Carrera, Sergio, Enhancing the Common European Asylum System and Alternatives to Dublin (July 15, 2015). Study for the European Parliament, LIBE Committee, 2015. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2640526

Elspeth Guild (Contact Author)

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Kingsley Napley - Department of Immigration ( email )

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London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE)

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Cathryn Costello

University of Oxford - Refugee Studies Centre ( email )

Oxford Department of International Development
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University of Oxford - Faculty of Law ( email )

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University of Oxford - Department of International Development ( email )

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United Kingdom

Madeline Garlick

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

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Brussels, 1000
Belgium

Violeta Moreno-Lax

Queen Mary Law School ( email )

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Sergio Carrera

Centre for European Policy Studies ( email )

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Belgium
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