'The Migration Crisis and the European Union Border Regime'

In Marise Cremona and Joanne Scott (eds), EU Law Beyond EU Borders: The Extraterritorial Reach of EU Law (OUP, 2019)

31 Pages Posted: 3 Jun 2019 Last revised: 4 Jun 2019

Date Written: January 1, 2019

Abstract

This paper is concerned with the various ways in which the migration crisis since the Arab Spring of 2011 has re-shaped the reach of EU border control regime. Within the EU framework, Frontex has acquired a greater role, while Schengen states have new powers to re-introduce internal border controls. In the external sphere, the EU now co-operates with a broader range of third states – Libya and Turkey most prominently - while developing more extensive forms of cooperation with them. The chapter will argue that this pattern - incremental internal changes and hyperactivity in the external sphere - is a product of intergovernmental constraints upon EU policy in a core area of member state sovereignty. The avoidance by Member States of legal responsibility for asylum applicants and other migrants is a further reason for the preference for externalisation.

Keywords: extraterritorial, asylum, migration crisis, externalisation, readmission, Schengen, Frontex

Suggested Citation

Ryan, Bernard, 'The Migration Crisis and the European Union Border Regime' (January 1, 2019). In Marise Cremona and Joanne Scott (eds), EU Law Beyond EU Borders: The Extraterritorial Reach of EU Law (OUP, 2019), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3386143

Bernard Ryan (Contact Author)

Leicester Law School ( email )

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Leicester LE1 7RH, LE1 7RH
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