Coercion, Prohibition, and Great Expectations: The Continuing Failure of the Common European Asylum System
28 Pages Posted: 5 Apr 2016 Last revised: 27 May 2016
Date Written: March 30, 2016
This contribution explains the European asylum policy crisis from three structural weaknesses of the Common European Asylum System: its reliance on coercion within the EU; its unrealistic expectations of what borders can achieve; and the premise of prohibition of refugee movement in its external dimension. The article then critically reviews the proposals that the EU has submitted since the publication of the European migration agenda in May 2015.
Keywords: asylum law, refugee law, European law
JEL Classification: K33
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