EU Asylum Policy: Reception Conditions for Asylum Seekers
Liam Thornton, “EU Asylum Policy: Reception Conditions for Asylum Seekers” in Lewis, T. Report on coherence of human rights policy making in EU Institutions and other EU agencies and bodies (September 2014), pp. 105-111. [Large-Scale FP7 Collaborative Project, GA No. 320000]
10 Pages Posted: 3 Nov 2015
Date Written: December 2, 2014
The desire to strictly control who enters Europe has led to the securitization of the issue of asylum and limitations on protections of social and economic rights for asylum seekers. Within EU law, the language of ‘reception’ of asylum seekers masks the reality of asylum seeker exclusion from human rights protections. The limitations on freedom of movement, right to work, the ability to suspend entitlement to material reception conditions and the denial of education to children on par with nationals trump the ideals of tolerance, equality, non-discrimination and dignity, which the EU supposedly holds as core values.
Keywords: International Relations, European Law, International Law, Refugee Studies, International Human Rights Law, Asylum, European Union, European Immigration and Asylum Law, European Union Law, Asylum seekers, Refugees, and European Union Law, European immigration and Asylum law
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